Selection and Maintenance of Polished Concrete Floor Finishes
presented by Kevin Sigourney, PROSOCO
Thursday, May 22, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Session: Concrete Polishing

The gleaming finish of a polished concrete floor can last for the lifetime of a building, or it can be lost within six months of installation, and recovered only with great effort and expense. The difference between these two outcomes lies in understanding how to match appropriate polish levels to the floor's purpose, as well as how to properly maintain the polished floor. Polished concrete floors require little maintenance, which is one of their advantages, but that minimal maintenance must follow specific guidelines to be effective. This paper will explore both of these unique though connected aspects – selection and maintenance – of polished concrete floor finishes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name two limitations of polished concrete floors.
  • Identify five factors involved in specifying an appropriate concrete flooring finish.
  • Distinguish between the two main categories of concrete floor protective treatments.
  • Describe the effects of inappropriate cleaners on polished concrete floors.

  • Speaker Bio:

    Kevin Sigourney is the Consolideck® Product Manager for PROSOCO. He has 14 years of experience with PROSOCO and in the construction industry. In 2000, he began working as PROSOCO’s Customer Care Manager, serving the needs of customers across all product lines, from air and water barrier systems and concrete flooring products to masonry cleaners and protective treatments. In 2011, Sigourney was promoted to Consolideck® Product Manager for the company, focusing on PROSOCO’s densifiers, hardeners, stains and other products for the concrete flooring industry. He’s a member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors and also sits on that group’s Decorative Concrete Committee.