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How to Specify Polished Concrete

Step One: CHOOSE YOUR GRADE
The Grade of the floor represents the amount of aggregate that will be exposed at the surface.
The higher the Grade, the greater the amount of aggregate showing.
Scofield Formula One Grade 1 GRADE 1 - Light Sand Finish

The SCOFIELD Formula One Grade 1 light sand exposure is a ground and polished surface, typically exposing only the sand particles in the concrete floor. The Grade 1 finish is considered a "creamy looking" surface and is the most popular choice for Architectural Ground & Polished floors.

Use SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Lithium Densifier MP and one of the compatible Formula One finishing options such as SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W.

Scofield Formula One Grade 2 GRADE 2 - Salt & Pepper Finish

The SCOFIELD Formula One Grade 2 Salt & Pepper exposure is a ground and polished surface, typically exposing a spattering of aggregate in the concrete floor. The Grade 2 finish is most often chosen to give the appearance of an aged surface.

Use SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Lithium Densifier MP and one of the compatible Formula One finishing options such as SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W.

Scofield Formula One Grade 3 GRADE 3 - Aggregate Finish

The SCOFIELD Formula One Grade 3 Aggregate exposure is a more heavily "cut" surface, typically exposing the greatest amount of larger aggregate in the concrete floor. The Grade 3 finish is the most often chosen when the substrate has been seeded with custom aggregate. On some floors including restoration of older concrete there may be limitations to how deeply the floor can be cut.

Use SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Lithium Densifier MP and one of the compatible Formula One finishing options such as SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W.

Step Two: CHOOSE YOUR CLASS
The Class of the floor represents the amount of reflectivity or shine that will be visible at the surface.
The higher the Class, the greater the amount of reflectivity or shine.
Scofield Formula One Class 1 CLASS 1 - Low Reflectivity, 400 grit

The SCOFIELD Formula One Class 1 finish (specified as 400 grit) results in a surface that exhibits a low level of specular reflectivity. After being polished to a 400 grit level, the SCOFIELD Formula One Polished Concrete System Class 1 finish delivers a relatively low gloss reading.

Simply put, this is the least shiny floor option.

Scofield Formula One Class 2 CLASS 2 - Medium Reflectivity, 800 grit

The SCOFIELD Formula One Class 2 finish (specified as 800 grit) results in a surface that exhibits a moderate level of specular reflectivity, approaching a mirror-like surface. After being polished to an 800 grit level, the SCOFIELD Formula One Polished Concrete System Class 2 finish delivers a medium level of gloss.

This floor will exhibit shine but not a clear mirror-like reflection.

Scofield Formula One Class 3 CLASS 3 - High Reflectivity, 1500 grit

The SCOFIELD Formula One Class 3 finish (specified as 1500 grit) results in a surface that exhibits a high level of specular reflectivity and the most mirror-like surface. After being polished to a 1500 grit level, the SCOFIELD Formula One Polished Concrete System Class 3 finish delivers a high level of gloss.

Step Three: CHOOSE YOUR COLOR
If you're specifying a new pour you can color your concrete in one of several different ways.
For restoration projects, we recommend SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Liquid Dye Concentrate.
Scofield Formula One Dye New pour or restoration - SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Liquid Dye Concentrate

The most versatile option for adding color to your Scofield Formula One floor is to specify SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Liquid Dye Concentrate.

The rich, jewel-like colors of Formula One Liquid Dye Concentrate come in a variety of blues, greens, reds and yellows, as well as Earth tones. These colors are typically applied during the grinding and polishing process.

View available Formula One Liquid Dye colors.

LITHOCHROME Chemstain Classic New pour or restoration - LITHOCHROME® Chemstain® Classic

LITHOCHROME Chemstain Classic is the #1 Ranked Brand of Concrete Acid Stain*. Chemstain is a ready-to-use, penetrating, reactive stain that chemically combines with cured concrete to produce permanent, variegated or translucent color effects.

LITHOCHROME® Chemstain should be considered in situations where the floor will be exposed to UV light (lots of windows) or moisture (high MVER floors) as Chemstain is UV- and moisture-stable. The color results from a chemical reaction and can only be removed by abrasion.

CHROMIX Admixtures for Color-Conditioned Concrete New pour - CHROMIX® Admixtures for Color-Conditioned® Concrete

CHROMIX Admixtures for Color-Conditioned Concrete are the #1 Ranked Brand of Integral Concrete Color*. CHROMIX Admixtures are water-reducing, set-controlling admixtures that produce durable and structurally sound architectural colored concrete.

CHROMIX Admixtures are the ideal coloring choice when a Grade 3 Aggregate finish is desired, when the floor is to receive seeded aggregate or a lighter color is desired.

LITHOCHROME Color Hardener New pour - LITHOCHROME® Color Hardener

A new pour that is to be polished can also be colored with LITHOCHROME Color Hardener, a hard, dense and abrasion-resistant coloring system. LITHOCHROME Color Hardener is manufactured with specific color-selected aggregates for the most consistent coverage possible.

LITHOCHROME Color Hardener forms a thin skin on the concrete surface, therefore we recommend you only specify a Grade 1 finish with this coloring option. Deeper grinding may remove color from the floor.

Scofield, a Sika Company, is the world's leading manufacturer of decorative concrete coloring, texturing and performance systems.

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COLOR for CONCRETE

CHROMIX® Admixtures
LITHOCHROME® Color Hardener
EMERCHROME® SC Color Hardener
LITHOCHROME® Chemstain® Classic
LITHOCHROME® Tintura™ Stain
Revive™ Exterior Concrete Stain
SOLACHROME® High-SR Concrete
SCOFIELD® Integral Color SG
Formula One™ Liquid Dye Concentrate

COLOR DISPENSERS

CHROMIX-It® Color Dispensers

STAMPED CONCRETE

LITHOTEX® Pavecrafters®
LITHOCHROME® Antiquing Release

POLISHED CONCRETE

Formula One™ Lithium Densfier
Formula One™ Finish Coat
Formula One™ Guard-W
Formula One™ SG

CONCRETE RESURFACING

SCOFIELD® Texturetop®

FLOOR PROTECTION

SCOFIELD® Proguard Duracover

SOLVENT-BASED SEALERS

SCOFIELD® Cureseal-S™
SCOFIELD® Cureseal-VOC™
SCOFIELD® Cureseal-100™

WATER-BASED CURES and SEALERS

SCOFIELD® SelectSeal Plus™
SCOFIELD® Cureseal-W™
CEMENTONE® Clear Sealer
COLORCURE® Concrete Sealer
LITHOCHROME® Colorwax™
SCOFIELD® Repello®

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