The most premium and the longest-lasting option is mechanically grinding and polishing your concrete floor with diamond segments, then with resin pads to shine the surface of the concrete itself, to a matte, gloss or high-gloss finish. Relying on polished concrete, rather than a resin, for this stone-like finish means results are permanent and resistant to many types of damage, including scratching, heat, staining and ultraviolet light degradation.
Prior to the polishing process, we grind your floor to reach your desired level of stone exposure and then mechanically grout the surface to repair or fill cracks, pinholes and other imperfections. Once filled, we chemically harden the surface substrate to satisfaction and then continue polishing to achieve your desired gloss level.
Purpose laid concrete substrates allow you to chose what type of aggregate is embedded within your concrete floor. Working alongside your builder, concrete supplier, concreter and concrete polisher means you can select the stone and cement colours within your concrete floor. You can even use crushed glass to make unique colour enhancements.
Existing concrete substrates are less customisable, although, you are still able to control the size and amount of stone exposure as well as your gloss level, but not the type of stone or colour of cement.
Substrates that have been altered from the original slab size (extended) may result in colour changes within slabs. If you desire a seamless and repetitive flow of colour, a concrete coating or multi-coloured flake coating will provide this result.
You can get a first-hand look at how a polished concrete floor and it’s hard wearing characteristics stand against high foot and vehicle traffic just by walking into your local Bunnings, JB-HiFi or Dan Murphys.
Both polished concrete and sealed concrete are extremely low maintenance and easy to clean, leaving you with an appealing look that requires very little attention.