May 27, 2010
As with many things, there are many different levels of polishing concrete. From a “cream polish” to “salt and pepper” to “deep grind” with all levels of sheen for each type.
One of our most popular polishes is the cream polish. This is a great finish because it simply enhances the beauty of the slab. It results in a smooth, easy to clean, beautiful floor.
integral colour - cream polished concrete
natural concrete - cream polished concrete
integral colour - cream polish
natural concrete - cream polish
light reflective shake on hardener - cream polished concrete
natural concrete - cream polish
integral colour cream polished concrete
March 25, 2010
We were recently in Gas Town in Vancouver and decided to re-visit a project we completed about 4 years ago. We have had more inquiries about Inform Interiors flooring than almost any other project with public access that we have done.
Polished concrete - Inform
The floor started as a structural slab that was poured and raked out (by others). On top of that coloured concrete was poured (by others). The floor was badly marked from the placement and was cracking due to the structural slab sucking the moisture out of the finished slab and lack of expansion joints (among various other factors).
The client was looking for a light coloured neutral floor that would showcase the furniture and brought Danamac in to consult on how to accomplish this.
Danamac came in and pre-filled all the cracks to minimize the enlargement of them. We then gave to floor a light polish to even out and refine the floor. The result is a one of a kind floor that showcases the clients furniture beautifully. 4 years later …. it remains interesting , unique and gorgeous!
Inform - light polished coloured concrete
Inform Interiors - Light Polish
March 1, 2010
Danamac recently completed this beautiful polished concrete project in a brand new house.
Danamac was brought in at the early planning stages. We were able to give some direction to our customer at this stage. The customer wanted a unique floor, acid stained with deep polish. Danamac was able to be present during the concrete pour to seed the floor with some glow in the dark aggregate. Because we were involved in the early stages we were able to get in and put in strategically placed sawcuts to minimize the uncontrolled cracking.
This project started out with good flat hard concrete and a customer who was willing to think outside the box. The result is a beautiful polished concrete floor!
Special thanks to Carol Kerfoot of CarolKerfoot Photography and Kristy Harrison of KristyHarrison photography – it’s not an easy task to capture the effect of a glow in the dark polished concrete floor in a picture!
January 25, 2010
After being on a few large commercial polished concrete projects it was fun to do a decorative overlay!
This project is a large tile pattern thin concrete overlay in our customers’ bedroom and bathroom.
There are heat cables in the self leveller. Danamac then came in and went over it with this decorative concrete overlay.
December 9, 2009
At Danamac we pride ourselves on having the Knowledge, Experience and EQUIPMENT to meet and exceed our client’s expectations. We take time to not only ensure that we have the right equipment but we also ensure that our equipment is maintained properly.
We have one machine that has been our “go to” machine for years. We call it “old faithful” others that are the same make and model don’t have the same reputation with us as this particular machine does. This machine has a huge amount of square feet under it’s belt (so to speak!) and has only required the regular maintenance that is standard at Danamac.
……. well ……. the time has come that old faithful is on her last belts and needs some serious attention. Lets see how far she goes with her new overhaul!
November 3, 2009
This project is tilt up construction. The client wanted a high polished concrete floor. This was achieved by Danamac’s skilled team by using our expertise and our polishing equipment. In addition to the beautiful polished concrete finish achieved, there is a neat sawcut pattern which is filled with custom black polyurea joint filler on this floor. It was a pleasure to work for WestCoast Ford Lincoln www.westcoastautogroup.com, Bynett Construction www.bynettconstruction.com and Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects www.ghmarchitects.com on this project.
The showroom and office are natural grey high polished concrete which was densified and sealed.
natural grey high polished concrete
The Service and Parts areas are also polished concrete but with light reflective shake on hardener to increase the brightness
light reflective hardener polished concrete
Once our portion of the project was completed, the floors were covered with a protective board. Construction continued for another 8 months. The contractor then uncovered the floor, Danamac came back in to give the floors a quick final buff and the client was ready to open for business.