Some concrete floors are just too beat up to be a good candidate for polishing. Perhaps the concrete has been trenched for plumbing, or perhaps there is staining or ghosting from previous floor coverings. Fortunately, there are polishable overlays that can provide you with a floor that is level and free of marring. Colour can be added to an overlay as an integral part of the mix or distributed over top after pouring. An integral colour will appear more consistent across the overlay, require more colour, and come at a higher price. When one desires a special glass aggregate, seeding is an economic approach that can be used to a very pleasing effect. We simply broadcast the aggregate on top of the leveling compound at the time of the pour. After which we grind to reveal a scintillating cache.
The following are circumstances where cementitious overlays are appropriate: