Concrete polishing has evolved over time to be highly personalised like a mix and match meal plan. Of course, each type of food which goes into the plate, will affect the overall dinning cost, the same idea applies for concrete polishing.
One of the most fundamental factors affecting the cost of concrete polish will be the level of polishing one wish to accomplish. Typically, the most expensive full polish will ensure the end-product to be highly reflective and with the longest durability. The semi-gloss runner up will be a good alternative if the concrete is new and relatively damage-free. Last but not least, the grind and seal, is a mere application of coating, in order to mend unevenness and often viewed as a preparation for additional touch up.
While the cost of concrete polishing is dependable on the types of tools used, the type of tools used is accountable by the type of concrete to be polished. For example, the hard grits are meant for soft concrete, while medium grits are fit for concrete of general purposes, and soft grits are used for hard concrete commonly used in the flooring of warehouses and industries. Incorrect selection of grits not only slows down the entire polishing process but also limit the amount of concrete to be removed, resulting in jagged or patches of concrete.
The inspection and repair prior to actual polishing may have an impact on the cost too. Pre-polishing inspection includes checking on the existing condition of the concrete and the area in which the concrete is located. Factors such as high humidity, extreme temperature, or enclosed precinct, that make certain types of polishing difficult to carry out or over damaged concrete which needs severe restoration, will incur a higher polishing cost. Moreover, removal of carpet, paint, coat, or glue found on the concrete will also add onto the original polishing price.
Do not underestimate the nitty-gritty coming together with concrete polishing. Items such as the size of the affected area, number of edges present within the area, and the availability of electricity etc. Usually, the larger the concrete area, more time and manpower will be needed, hence higher cost is foreseen. Furthermore, as grinders used in the polishing process are considered heavy machinery, thus, sufficient electricity is required to ensure smooth polishing. Edges may also hinder polishing as they need to be dealt separately, thus the more edges there are, the higher the cost.
Do not be afraid by all the chore mentioned above as concrete polishing is tough yet easy to maintain in the long run. Consult relevant agent for polishing package or appropriate prices.