Our ELITE is a low gloss finish that has exposed aggregate. The process begins by opening up the floor to expose the desired level of aggregate while taking out any imperfections in the slab. After exposing aggregate, a transitional is used to begin polishing up to a 400 grit (densified after 100 grit), and then finished with our low gloss sealer. For a stunning flat finish with exposed aggregate, the ELITE finish is for you.

THE PROCESS

TMAG 40 – TMAG 80

Assess concrete hardness and determine which type of metal bond diamond would be ideal for your concrete conditions. Example: TMAG X-Soft, Soft, Medium, Hard. Refer to our bond chart for more information. Begin the grinding process using TMAG40 ; 40 grit metal bond diamonds. Grind in an “east to west” then “north to south” pattern, or until a uniform scratch pattern is achieved. Thoroughly inspect the floor to ensure that the desired level of aggregate and floor flatness is achieved before moving on to the next steps. Squeegee or vacuum up dust residue from previous step. Repeat the same process using TMAG80 ; 80 grit metal bond diamonds.

*Note: Due to the unknown nature of the aggregate dispersion in a concrete floor, low exposure aggregate floors will often have an inconsistent end result. As this is usually a result of the concrete pour, it is out of the operators control and as such should be identified to the owner as soon as possible.

Transitional

Using the quick change TMAG resin adaptors, fasten the transitional tooling to the grinder. Grind in an “east to west” then “north to south” pattern, or until a uniform scratch pattern is achieved. Thoroughly inspect that scratches from previous step have been removed before moving on to the next step.

iShine 100

Squeegee or vacuum up dust residue from previous step, proceed to polish with iSHINE100 Grit resin (BLACK). Polish in an “east to west” then “north to south” pattern, or until a uniform scratch pattern is achieved. Thoroughly inspect that scratches from previous step have been removed before moving on to the next step.

Densifier

Squeegee or vacuum up dust residue from previous step. Ensure that the surface is clean and dry before completing the densification process. For a Sodium based densifier apply ArmorDefend Na. For a Lithium based densifier apply ArmorDefend Li. Refer to the chosen products data sheet for safety and application instructions.

iShine 200 – iShine 400

After the densification process is complete, proceed with the remaining resin steps. Polish with iSHINE  200 Grit resin (BLUE). Polish in an “east to west” then “north to south” pattern, or until a uniform scratch pattern is achieved. Thoroughly inspect that scratches from previous step have been removed before moving on to the next step. Squeegee or vacuum up dust residue from the previous step if required. Repeat this process for iSHINE 400 grit (RED).

Low Gloss Sealer

Squeegee or vacuum up dust residue from previous step. Ensure that the surface is clean and dry before completing the ArmorFinish: Stain and wear protection. Refer to the product data sheet for safety and application instructions.

 

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