Concrete Polishing

As a choice concrete polishing company in Texas, we have had over a decade of experience offering polished concrete floors for residential, commercial, and industrial spaces. We understand that there are a lot of terms flying around the place, but if you have been considering polishing your concrete floor, here’s what you should know about concrete polishing. Polished concrete flooring has become popular for its superior durability and high-gloss mirror-like finish. Look around you, we use concrete for most things. Our bridges, roads, buildings are all made of concrete. If concrete can withstand the high demand placed on it, why can’t it withstand foot traffic in our homes, offices, and industrial spaces?

What is

Polished Concrete?

Polishing concrete is similar to sand wooding. To polish a concrete floor, heavy-duty machines are used to grind the concrete over and over again until it has the desired degree of shine and smoothness. These heavy-duty machines are equipped with diamond-segmented abrasives. As the polishing process continues, coarse diamond grits turn to finer grits. The concrete polishing process also includes using a hardener. It is this hardener that makes the floor hard and dustproof. Concrete polishing is a green flooring system, and LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) approved. This makes it safe for humans and pets alike.

Where can

Polished concrete floors be used?

Polished concrete floors can be used in residential, commercial, and industrial spaces. By this we mean:



Retail outlets




Office building

Car dealerships/ Auto showrooms


Healthcare facilities

And many more

Benefits of

Polished Concrete Floors

The highly recognized benefits of concrete floors that you might have heard are beauty and durability. However, those aren’t the only ones. Concrete polishing has numerous benefits that are ideal for your residential, commercial, or industrial spaces.

High Durability

Polished concrete floors are known for their superior durability. Don’t expect your floors to get damaged or need a replacement after a few years. Install your floors and go to sleep.

Breathtakingly Beautiful

Polished concrete floors have this mirror-like finish that makes it eye-catchy and stunning. It gives your space the highly-coveted sleek look of those high-end commercial buildings. Polished concrete floors have high-light reflectivity.

Low Maintenace

You don’t have to go overboard for polished concrete floors. They are easy to clean as they don’t harbor dust, dirt, or allergens.


Compared to other flooring options like tiles, woods, etc, polishing your concrete floors is relatively cheap. Come to think of it, the concrete itself is the finished product.

Environmentally Safe

Polished concrete floors are free from toxins. The floors are not treated with harsh chemicals or sealants to achieve the desired result. In addition, it’s dustproof, allergen-proof, and doesn’t encourage insects or mold. This makes it healthy for humans and pets.


There is the misconception that polished concrete floors are slippery. Far from likely. The higher the gloss finish of concrete floors, the less slippery it is. This is because it has a high coefficient of friction.

Can Withstand Heavy Foot and Machine Traffic

This makes it very ideal for commercial and industrial spaces. Running your business is hard enough. You shouldn’t be thinking about your floors.

Can be customized

How you want your concrete floors to look is entirely up to YOU! There is a wide variety of designs (grids, radial lines, bands, borders, etc.) and colors you can choose from. You can even go further to stain or dye your concrete. You also get to choose your level of sheen Again, it’s entirely up to YOU.

Can old

concrete floors be polished?

Yes. Any concrete floor whether old or new can be polished provided it’s structurally sound and suitable for polishing. Even if you have another kind of flooring option like tiles or vinyl on your concrete, these can be removed, and the concrete slab polished. Our engineers will evaluate your concrete slab before polishing it.

Our 8-Step

Concrete Polishing Process

In Galvenston Polished Concrete and Staining Company, we ensure only the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment are used to give your concrete floor the best result there can be. There are two methods to polishing concrete: Wet method and Dry method

With the wet method, water is used during the grinding process to cool the diamond abrasives. This reduces dust, and the water serves as a lubricant hence increasing the life of the abrasives. The drawback here is that a lot of mess is formed which makes cleaning and disposal challenges.

With the dry method, no water is used. Dust is collected via a vacuum-like system. This method clears the mess along the way. The dry method is more commonly used in the industry. In Galvenston Polished Concrete and Staining Company, we use both methods depending on the nature of the task at hand.
Step 1

We prepare the surface by grinding. This is done to remove whatever coating is on the concrete slab. A 16-20 grit diamond abrasive is usually used.

Step 2

If there are cracks or joints on the concrete surface, we seal them with a semi-rigid filler or an epoxy.

Step 3

We begin to grind the surface with a diamond abrasive. This is usually with a 30 - 40 grit metal bonded diamond. Then, this is followed by an 80-grit, a 150-grit, or finer.

Step 4

We apply a chemical hardener to densify the concrete surface.

Step 5

This is where the polishing starts. We begin to polish the surface with a resin bond diamond grit ranging from 100 - 200. In some cases, we combine both.

Step 6

We polish again using a 400 grit resin bond diamond. This is followed by an 800-grit

Step 7

We finish off with a 1500-grit or 3000 grit resin bond diamond. (whichever we use depends on your desired sheen level)

Step 8

This step is optional. We apply a stain guard to protect the concrete surface and make it easier to maintain.

Do you want high-quality and durable polished concrete floors?


Here’s what you can do to get started today.

Polishing your concrete floors is as easy as 1,2,3.

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Use the contact form to tell us what concrete polishing service you need.

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We evaluate your concrete slab, see if it’s suitable for the concrete solution you need, give our recommendations, and send you a quote.


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