The StrongTread Polished concrete flooring solution is one of the most sustainable flooring solutions available. With a low lifetime cost, simple maintenance, and long-term durability, StongTread Polished concrete provides great value for anyone looking into hard-surface flooring. With the ability to transform your floor by adding a dye or stain, or simply enhance the natural gray hue of the existing concrete, polished concrete is crafted to fit a variety of environments and styles.
Finishes: Matte, Satin, High Sheen, Super Sheen
Uses: Retail, homes, churches, event venues, corridors, multi-purpose spaces, industrial facilities
StrongTread Polish — Modern is an architectural favorite finish. The cream - or cap - of the concrete floor is honed and polished to enhance and embrace the character of the concrete and finishing techniques. Some texture and finishing marks are key elements in this finish.
- Only new, unsealed concrete
- Aggregate: Cream A
StrongTread Polish — Classic is, well, the classic look when most people think of polished concrete. The cap of the slab is removed to expose the small aggregate and creates visual texture on the surface. A great base for a natural look or adding color.
- Aggregate: Mostly Class B with areas of larger stone
- Sometimes referred to as a, "Salt & Pepper" look
StrongTread Polish — Remodel offers a great look when embracing concrete’s age and character in a remodeled space. Polished concrete and renewed architectural history go hand-in-hand! The Remodel process removes carpet glue or tile thin-set and transforms spaces.
- Aggregate: Mixture of Class B & C
StrongTread Polish — Deep digs down into the concrete surface, where we find the large stones used as the building blocks of strength. When wanting an even, consistent, deep stone exposure, our Deep floor offers the look of large aggregate as the main finish.
- Aggregate: Class C
Strongtread Polish Systems
Fine/Sand Aggregate: Removes not more than 1/16” of the concrete surface by grinding and polishing. This results in the majority of exposure displaying fine aggregate with little to no medium aggregate in random locations. Light aggregate exposure with some cream.
Large Aggregate: Removes not more than 1/4” of concrete surface by grinding and polishing. This results in the majority of exposure displaying large aggregate with little-to-no fine aggregate in random locations. Heavy aggregate exposure with some light sand.
200 GRIT, LEVEL 0
Matte Finish polishing produces a concrete floor with a soft, matte finish that is easy to maintain. This option is popular in residential and industrial settings, and is the most economical finish level.
400 GRIT, LEVEL 1
Satin Finish polishing produces a diffused reflection and is a popular base level floor finish.
800 GRIT, LEVEL 2
High Sheen polishing produces a sheen on the floor will reflect clearly identifiable objects. This is a popular flooring option for restaurants, retail, and other areas where a high sheen is desired.
1500 GRIT, LEVEL 3
Super Sheen polishing produces a highly-polished surface that reflects color, light, and objects in a mirror- like reflection. This is a popular flooring option for museums, schools, and anywhere a stunning finish is desired.
Changing the color of a concrete floor is a great option to change the overall look of a space. This can be done with dyes or stains. Dyes have an even appearance. They keep a consistent color over the area they are applied. Dyes come in a wide variety of colorways, from deviations of gray to deep blues. Stains create movement on a floor, giving it a marbled effect. Each stained floor is unique.
The grout coating application fills in naturally occurring pinholes, small air pockets, and aggregate pop-outs in a concrete floor. This process offers a higher overall reflectivity and a less porous surface and is recommended for air-entrained concrete and/or concrete that will be heavily ground to remove sealers, coatings, or when aesthetics are a top priority. The availability of this option is typically unknown until the concrete floor has been prepared and the initial pass is complete.
Control Joints are planned by an architect in the design of a space and placed in the concrete slab when poured. These joints are filled with a polyurea compound to protect the joint edges from chipping, in addition to keeping dirt and debris out. This filler is available in many color options to complement the floor.
Our StrongTread Refresh system is affordable, quick, and restorative, bringing back that brand-new look to your floor. This system is a refinishing process of the polished concrete process, which includes a final stain guard treatment.