Yes, it is possible to grind cement smooth to achieve a more refined and smooth surface. Grinding cement involves using specialized equipment, such as diamond-embedded grinding discs or pads, to remove the top layer of the cement and expose a smoother, more even surface.
The process of grinding cement smooth typically involves the following steps:
1. Surface Preparation:
Clean the cement surface thoroughly, removing any dirt, debris, or coatings that may interfere with the grinding process.
2. Coarse Grinding:
Begin the grinding process with coarse-grit diamond discs or pads. This helps to remove surface imperfections, unevenness, and any rough areas of the cement.
3. Fine Grinding:
Progress to finer-grit diamond discs or pads to further refine the surface and achieve a smoother finish. This step helps to eliminate any remaining roughness or unevenness.
4. Polishing (Optional):
If a higher level of smoothness and shine is desired, a polishing step can be performed using progressively finer-grit polishing pads. This can enhance the appearance of the cement surface.
5. Cleaning and Sealing (Optional):
After grinding and polishing, it is recommended to thoroughly clean the surface to remove any dust or residue. Depending on the desired outcome, you may choose to apply a concrete sealer to protect and enhance the appearance of the newly ground surface.
It’s important to note that the degree of smoothness that can be achieved through grinding cement depends on various factors, including the quality and hardness of the cement, the grinding equipment used, and the skills of the operator. It’s advisable to consult with experienced concrete grinding professionals or grinding contractors who can assess your specific project requirements and provide expert guidance.