Ground and polished concrete is a mechanical process of cutting or honing an existing interior concrete slab, adding dye (if desired) and a densifier, a guard or finish coat, and then polishing to the desired level of gloss. Densifying products are used to harden the surface by filling the naturally existing surface pores with additional calcium silicate hydrate (CSH), a naturally occurring mineral in concrete that gives concrete its strength. Over the last decade, this tough, low-maintenance flooring system has entered the architectural mainstream.
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Finish Coat
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Finish Coat is a reactive lithium silicate densifier modified to add water and stain repellent properties to concrete and other cementitious surfaces. It can be used as a standalone product, or as a cost effective next stage surface treatment that adds water and stain resistant properties to previously densified or polished cementitious surfaces. It is VOC compliant, improves abrasion and scratch resistance, and is suitable for interior or exterior applications. It is not a coating, remains permeable to moisture vapors, and will not yellow, crack, peel, or delaminate from surfaces.
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W is a polymeric water and stain resistant burnishing finish that is designed to guard and protect smooth ground and polished concrete surfaces. Its organo-silicate hybrid composition combines the densifying and abrasion resistant properties of lithium silicate, with the stain blocking properties found only in self-crosslinking organic systems. Applied after application of a quality concrete densifier, SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W should be polished to the desired gloss level with high-speed floor burnishing equipment.
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Lithium Densifier MP
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Lithium Densifier MP is a very low VOC concrete densifier formulated to deeply penetrate and quickly react with concrete components. It will harden, densify, and increase the abrasion resistance of cementitious surfaces. Based on a blend of lithium silicate and surface tension modifiers, it deeply penetrates into concrete pores easier than competitive products. It reacts with cement, pozzolans, and most aggregates to fill microvoids and allow concrete to polish faster while improving water and stain resistance.