Concrete surfaces can bring a unique style to your décor. Their strength, durability and attractiveness has become popular in many residential and commercial applications. Just like other porous natural stones, concrete can benefit from proper cleaning, polishing and restoring.

Due to the number of unique concrete formulations and applications, properly caring for concrete can require deep cleaning, polishing, and sealing to ensure its unique look and sheen are maintained. As with stone surfaces, The Marble Restoration Company of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley specialists can repair most chips and cracks in your concrete that are surface level. Repairs to structural concrete problems are  to be completed by a masonry expert before restoring the surface imperfections in concrete.

During our over 40 years of combined experience, The Marble Restoration Company has developed a unique process for honing, polishing, and sealing concrete to a glorious luster and sheen. Our concrete care and restoration processes leverage the latest technologies and equipment to best protect and preserve your concrete surfaces, counters, vanities, and even garage floors. Depending on the variety of concrete, we may be able to expose aggregate and bring an extra level of uniqueness to your floors. Our free on-site estimate can help determine if the age, composition and flatness of your floors are good candidates for this process.

Once we have completed the concrete restoration, our expert technicians will share care tips and recommendations to keep your surfaces looking amazing. If it’s made of concrete, we’ll make it like new again!

The Concrete Restoration Process

Concrete Cleaning

The first step to every concrete restoration project is a deep and thorough cleaning. Concrete is a tough, durable material that requires strong and penetrating cleanings to remove stains and trouble spots. Our cleaning process ensures that no acidic cleaners are used that can contribute to etching and dulling the concrete surface. Additional chemicals and cleaners may be used to help remove stains and discoloration from the concrete surface.

Concrete Repair

The tools and compounds used to repair chips and cracks in a concrete surface vary greatly depending on the severity, location and type of concrete. Special compounds and materials may be used to fix a crack, while others perform best on a chip or damaged corner. The experts at The Marble Restoration Company will determine which will perform the best at repairing the concrete surface and restoring it back to its original “just installed” look.

Concrete Honing

Concrete floors, counters and surfaces become dull over time when the surface erodes from dirt, sand, shoes, traditional wear-and-tear, and other usage. The honing process serves two purposes: repair and polish. Using abrasive pads andindustrial diamonds attached to an oscillating tool, the honing process evens out the surface and restores a smooth finish that is ready for the polishing phase. Due to the hardness and density of concrete, several passes may be needed to restore the surface.

Concrete Polishing and Buffing

To restore the concrete surface to its “just installed” look, the polishing process uses polishing compounds and liquids. This will return the luster and shine to the floor, countertop, or other concrete surface. Multiple passes of high-quality polishing compounds are applied to the concrete surface and restore the luster and beauty. The buffing process helps return the concrete to a mirror-like shine and reflection.

Concrete Sealing

Sealing the concrete surface is recommended to help protect the surface from damage, etching and general use. Our industrial strength sealants help ensure a quality finish to the concrete surface, ensuring long-lasting beauty and shine.  The Marble Restoration Company is also able to add a translucent tint to the sealer to alter the final color of your concrete surface. The sealant may be dry to the touch after application, but typically requires some time to cure and harden. The Marble Restoration Company provides instructions after the sealing process so you know when the curing process has completed, and you can return to regular use of the concrete floor, counter, or other surface.

Does Concrete Need Maintenance?

Some people claim that concrete does not need regular maintenance, and once it is compromised by stains it cannot be refurbished.