Floor Preparation

What is HTC Superfloor?


The fact that concrete is a tough and durable material has been common knowledge for thousands of years. Ancient traces of the material dating back some 7000 years. Some of the most famous buildings from the Roman Empire, including the Pantheon, were built of concrete. Yet in spite of this, knowledge of making concrete was forgotten. It wasn’t until the 17th century that concrete was rediscovered and once more became one of the most common construction materials of our time. HTC is now taking concrete to the next level with our polished concrete floor, the HTC Superfloor™.

A beautiful floor

Its Latin name, concretum, has become synonymous throughout history with strength and durability. HTC Superfloor™ is a revolutionary flooring concept with a technique that makes concrete more than just strong and hard-wearing. The technique is as simple as it is ingenious. HTC’s machines and diamond tools grind and polish concrete floors to remove the surface paste and expose the stronger concrete beneath. The result of this process is a stronger, more durable, shiny and beautiful polished concrete floor. The environment and your bottom line both benefit too.

Polishing concrete

HTC Superfloor™ is a complete concept for polishing concrete. It is revolutionary in that it is an environmentally friendly process that does not require any chemical sealers and allows you to work with both existing and newly poured concrete slabs! The polishing method mechanically refines the concrete surface by removing the top cement paste and exposing the underlying, stronger concrete. The concrete is ground and polished according to a dependable and thoroughly tested method with HTC’s effective concrete polishing equipment and diamond tools. The result is a floor with a completely even polished surface of a high quality, both functionally and aesthetically. To achieve all technical benefits demanded for calling the surface a HTC Superfloor™, the grinding and polishing sequence must be performed according to the prescribed method by a certified HTC Superfloor contractor.

Several factors will affect the final appearance

  • The colour and quality of the aggregate
  • The colour of the cement mix (the cement can be pigmented).
  • The concrete quality.
  • Grinding depth: With different grit sizes and bonding matrix in the diamond segments you can somewhat control how deep you grind into the concrete surface. The grinding depth will affect how much of the aggregate is exposed and in turn the aesthetical appearance of the polished surface.