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Polishing Concrete

 

Concrete Polishing

Green Umbrella loves polished concrete!  It is the love for this versatile, sustainable and economical floor finish that started our journey into concrete.  Polished Concrete can be called out by an Architect, installed by a skilled GHP (grind, hone, polish) Craftsman and ultimately is maintained by the Owner.  Whomever you may be, Green Umbrella will make your experience with polished concrete a success. 

Architects

Specifying polished concrete has been a gamble.  Unfamiliar concrete producers can make design recommendations that negatively impact the polish.  Inexperienced flatwork contractors can take a hands off approach feeling their product will be ground so attention to ACI standards or detail is not required.  GHP Contractors have a variety of experience, equipment, use a mix of concrete treatments and may fall back on blaming the producer or flatwork contractor. 

Green Umbrella will help you with education and specifications that will provide a blueprint for success from the ‘pour to the polish.’

Craftsmen

As a contractor, achieving polished concrete consistently – project after project – is a challenge.  Mix designs vary.  Place and finish contractors use a variety of finish methods from hand tools to power trowels all the while battling changing weather conditions.  Finally, after the concrete has been placed with limited quality control in the hands of the GHP contractor, you are now tasked with creating a brilliant finished product.  Sounds like the deck is stacked against you!  Green Umbrella stands ready to make your projects successful time after time!  How?

The Systems Approach

We specify and supply a family of products that we are certain work well together in any concrete environment.  Concrete Treatments, Equipment and Tooling that all work together to ‘Cut your Labor, Downtime and Environmental Impact’.

Concrete Treatments

The Green Umbrella family of concrete treatments are designed with the contractor, owner and environment in mind.  As a contractor you know your employees are imperfect and likely to take the path of least resistance i.e. not read the instructions, not scrub in or scrub out correctly that densifier, not allow the proper dwell time or dry time, not mix the proper ratio, etc.  Green Umbrella treatments are engineered to be safe, simple, easy to apply, intuitive to read the reaction on concrete and aimed at moving the process along quickly and properly.  Many are pH neutral, single application and 100% reactive, leading to a floor the owner will see well protected for decades. 

Equipment

As a Grind, Hone & Polish Craftsman you are asked to take any concrete canvas in any stage of construction craft polished concrete.  Propane equipment has proven itself to perform in any environment – EPA/CARB engines allow safe work indoors; cordless and non-dependent on electricity, propane machines can work wet during any phase of the process grind, hone or polish.  The use of propane powered grinders and edgers leads to a finished product that is consistent from edge to field. 

Owners

Asking for and maintaining polished concrete is a wise investment.  Concrete is a durable and easy to maintain surface for any environment: residential, commercial, industrial.  Green Umbrella can recommend skilled craftsmen to install polished concrete at your facility or provide you with maintenance treatments that will add slip resistance and hardness to your concrete. 

New Concrete

GreenIce Cure

The GreenIce Cure System is a two-part patent-protected concrete curing solution designed for short cure times, increased abrasion resistance and adding a high gloss finish that looks like ice!

GreenIce Cure & Cap

GreenIce Cure & Cap brings together the best of durability and beauty. After the floor has been treated with IceStart and IceStop, IceCap may then applied to achieve the same brilliance as a traditional ground, honed and polished floor. In addition to the unparalleled high-gloss finish, IceCap adds additional UV protection and abrasion resistance to the floor.

GreenIce Cure & Polish

GreenIce Cure & Polish provides a cure and finish for concrete which stops moisture related deterioration issues and other moisture problems. Concrete failures due to salt, chemical penetration, moisture penetration and freeze-thaw cycles cause most of the concrete deterioration in the country. The GreenIce Cure & Polish is designed to cure concrete faster, increase abrasion resistance and add a high-gloss finish!

GreenIce Canvas Control

GreenIce Cure & Polish provides a cure and finish for concrete which stops moisture related deterioration issues and other moisture problems. Concrete failures due to salt, chemical penetration, moisture penetration and freeze-thaw cycles cause most of the concrete deterioration in the country. The GreenIce Cure & Polish is designed to cure concrete faster, increase abrasion resistance and add a high-gloss finish!

Existing Concrete

BaseDefense

Green Umbrella BaseDefense Concrete Treatment Systems includes products which complement one another. GreenUmbrella Dry Shield™ increases hardness while reducing porosity in polished concrete floors. Green Umbrella Microfilm™ is an environmentally friendly hybrid surface treatment creating a durable micro-thin layer to seal polished concrete.

  • Requires no rinsing and disposal and will not gel on surface — can be allowed to air dry.
  • Stands up to heavy abrasion and foot traffic while providing excellent slip resistance.
  • Has the highest abrasion resistance.
  • PH neutral — does not interfere with application of concrete dyes as sodium products will. Decreases black tire marking from lift trucks and other equipment.

BaseDefense with Colorant

Green Umbrella BaseDefense Concrete Treatment Systems includes products which complement one another. GreenUmbrella Dry Shield™ increases hardness while reducing porosity in polished concrete floors. Green Umbrella Microfilm™ is an environmentally friendly hybrid surface treatment creating a durable micro-thin layer to seal polished concrete.

  • Requires no rinsing and disposal and will not gel on surface — can be allowed to air dry.
  • Stands up to heavy abrasion and foot traffic while providing excellent slip resistance.
  • Has the highest abrasion resistance.
  • PH neutral — does not interfere with application of concrete dyes as sodium products will. Decreases black tire marking from lift trucks and other equipment.
  • Integral Colorant for a deep penetrating color that won’t fade.

MaxDefense

Concrete Treatments that complement one another; coupled with the proper mechanically ground, honed, and polished floor can create a winning combination for your polished concrete needs. MaxDefense includes the following;

  • Green Umbrella Dry Shield™ has one of the highest abrasion resistance levels on the market.
  • Green Umbrella Shield & Enhance™ has a superior chloride screen
  • Green Umbrella Microfilm™ offers a repairable surface layer making Green Umbrella Max Defense Treatment System™ a team that has you covered.

MaxDefense with Colorant

Coupled with the proper mechanically ground, honed, and polished floor complimentary products can create a winning combination for your polished concrete floor. MaxDefense includes the following;

  • Green Umbrella Dry Shield™ has one of the highest abrasion resistance levels on the market.
  • Green Umbrella Shield & Enhance™ has a superior chloride screen
  • Green Umbrella Microfilm™ offers a repairable surface layer making Green Umbrella Max Defense Treatment System™ a team that has you covered.
  • Integral Colorant for a deep penetrating color that won’t fade.

Color Fusion

Green Umbrella ColorFusion Treatment Systems is comprised of products which will creates a decorative concrete surface with UV stable micro-colorants and a neutral gloss, mottled finish. Coupled with a 2 diamond process or on open broom finished concrete, Green Umbrella ColorFusion Treatment Systems can be applied adding color and chemical resistance to any solid concrete surface.

Green Umbrella Color Shield provides UV stable color and a glossy sheen, and can be used both inside and outside, beautifying concrete with or without diamond polishing. Green Umbrella Microfilm™ is an environmentally friendly hybrid surface treatment that creates a durable micro-thin layer to seal polished concrete. Properly applied, Green Umbrella RTU Microfilm forms a breathable, dense, protective layer which is highly resistant to aviation oils, stands up to acid and chemical exposure, and is not prone to whitening, peeling or flaking — with a beautiful high-gloss finish. 

 

PROJECT SUPPORT 

Project ConsulTATION

SYSTEMS SPECIFICATIONS

WHY USE CERTIFIED CONTRACTORS?

To meet the need of finding contractors who can be relied upon to consistently meet specifications, Green Umbrella has been instructing and training contractors in the Green Umbrella mechanical process and treatment applications that create an architectural concrete floor.

When contractors complete our comprehensive training program successfully, we can confidently refer them to you.

Green Umbrella Certification Levels

Green Umbrella has three different levels of certification offered to meet your needs. Green Umbrella Applicator, Green Umbrella Craftsman, and the Green Umbrella Master Craftsman are trained at different and certified you to use our concrete treatments for an earth-friendly concrete floor. Finally we offer Green Umbrella Approved Producers. 

Green Umbrella Certified

WHY USE CERTIFIED CONTRACTORS?

To meet the need of finding contractors who can be relied upon to consistently meet specifications, Green Umbrella has been instructing and training contractors in the Green Umbrella mechanical process and treatment applications that create an architectural concrete floor.

When contractors complete our comprehensive training program successfully, we can confidently refer them to you.

Green Umbrella Certification Levels

Green Umbrella has three different levels of certification offered to meet your needs. Green Umbrella Applicator, Green Umbrella Craftsman, and the Green Umbrella Master Craftsman are trained at different and certified you to use our concrete treatments for an earth-friendly concrete floor. Finally we offer Green Umbrella Approved Producers. 

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