What are the steps you used to polish the concrete? I was thinking about polishing my basement floor.

From: John Freitag <>
To: Restoration and Maintenance <>
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 9:15 AM
Subject: RE: [sccpartners] Seal Exterior Cement Terrazzo?

You are in the right track. First strip off the wax / coating that has been applied. Then if possible find out what grit the finish at from the installer. Most installer will leave the terrazzo anywhere from a 80 grit to a 120 grit.
Depending upon where the installer left the finish this will be you starting point.
Apply the densifier after your 220 hone and then hone up to the customer is looking for. High gloss is going to be 800 hone.
After you are finished then I would apply  Stone Care Central Solvent based Impregnation Sealer. I polished the concrete in my brother’s trucking garages and after we polished the concrete then sealed with an the Stone care Central Solvent sealer , that was 4 or 5 years ago and the garage is auto scrubbed at least once weekly and it concrete looks great and is not stain form the spills from diesel fuel, oils , grease etc.
So in this case I would recommend the solvent based sealer .
John E Freitag
The Stone & Tile School
Office 407-567-7652
Cell 407-615-0134
From: Jason Francis []
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:05 PM

To: Restoration and Maintenance
Subject: [sccpartners] Seal Exterior Cement Terrazzo?
It seems like this topic has come up before.....
Same job with 2k of exterior white cement terrazzo......
Keep this in mind...The terrazzo floor on this job cost the owner $300K. The contractors put acrylic sealer on top everywhere, even outside where it is exposed to the elements. It looked horrible. I still cant believe they would put acrylic outside. Anyways, I have to strip it all off, run a grit or two and densify. Should it be sealed? with an impregnator? My gut says no,  but the client is concerned with potential staining on a white floor. I want the floor to breathe. Any topicals worth looking in to?
Thanks for your thoughts.

Marble Glow
Jason Francis
Sales / Lead Stone Pro
333 Norton Road
Red Hook, NY 12571

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