Concrete Floor Polishing
Concrete floor polishing is the most effective method for restoring an old, dull concrete floor to a high-lustre sheen. When you seek professional concrete floor polishing you can improve your concrete floor while also saving money because the surface is polished and sealed, so you never have to cover it again.
The method also eliminates any defects, blemishes, and stains from the concrete floor, leaving it in a rejuvenated state. The normal dust that builds from regular traffic is modest, and cleaning is straightforward with a mild detergent.
Because they require less upkeep, concrete floors are popular in various sorts of institutions, including houses. Our team will transform a concrete floor’s surface into a polished, slip-resistant surface, adding flair to your house. Color may be coordinated with the decor of the room.
We’re the premier local concrete floor polishing company, so give us a call now to discuss your concrete flooring requirements or to obtain concrete polishing costs.
Polished Concrete Floors
(Mechanically Polished Concrete Floors)
Indoors, mechanically polished concrete. This is the finish to choose if you want a “forever floor” that requires little upkeep.
This form of polished concrete gets its smooth, satin-to-the-touch texture and aesthetic appeal by polishing the actual concrete with mechanical polishing machinery, similar to how a diamond gets its brilliance. The technique, which entails grinding back the concrete to show as much or as little of the’stone’ as you want to see in your floor and densifying the floor to make it up to 10 times tougher, is responsible for its extraordinary resilience and long life.
We do this procedure as many times as necessary to achieve exceptional durability, not just once if it requires more), grouting it to create a poreless floor (extremely sanitary), and then sealing with penetrative sealers. These sealers do not rest on the concrete’s surface; instead, they permeate deep into the slab. There are no topical coatings to wear away, and the surface is extremely resistant but smooth.
Our authentic mechanically polished concrete (MPC/Hiperfloor/Superfloor) is the result of all of these procedures, and it truly is a work of beauty. It is worth the extra initial expense to have a floor that will appear and operate the same way it did when it was initially installed.
Available in Matte, Satin or Gloss
Polished Concrete – the Different Levels of Stone Exposure
If you want the industrial, modern aesthetic of an unpatterned concrete floor, choose a ‘Nil’ exposure or a ‘Surface Polish’ finish.
This indicates that hardly any aggregate (or stone) in the concrete mix is visible. This is the most difficult to do since the aggregate location when the slab is poured is critical.
This is known as the salt and pepper appearance. It is the area where we grind 1-3mm off the surface of the concrete. Depending on how the slab was poured, there is typically no stone exposure in some sections and a little or a lot of stone exposure in others. That’s when the ‘random’ factor comes into play, and it may be pretty modern.
Aggregate Exposure: Semi to Full
Do you adore the traditional ‘Italian terrazzo’ look? Full stone exposure entails grinding deeply into the slab to expose the whole cross-section of all aggregate at that level. This looks similar to terrazzo and may add a really European feel to any building, new or old.
Different Shine Levels of Polished Concrete
Polished concrete does not have to be shiny; instead, it can have a matte/satin, semi gloss, or high gloss surface. This refers to how well a picture is mirrored. The general levels of radiance are as follows:
Satin/matte finish: poor clarity with distortion, similar to a ‘satin’ paint finish
Semi-gloss: a decent level of clarity with good reflectivity.
- Matte/satin finish: has low clarity and slight distortion, similar to a’satin’ paint finish.
- Semi-gloss: a moderate level of clarity with good reflecting characteristics.
- High gloss: crystal clear clarity with extremely reflecting qualities (mirror like)
Other elements that influence the look of gloss level are listed below:
- Large, interrupted expanses with natural light can provide the illusion of a semi-gloss or high-gloss surface when, in fact, it is a matte finish.
- Natural light: A room with a lot of natural light will always look glossier than a dark place, especially when you stand back and gaze along the floor with a light, like a doorway at the end of the room.
- Concrete colour: If your concrete is deeper in colour, such as black, it will always shine more than a white or cream slab.
Common Polished Concrete Floor Questions
Can you make our polished concrete floor slip-resistant?
Yes, we can use our non-slip sealers to make your polished concrete floor non-slip. When it comes to concrete polishing, we are a household brand. We are recognised for our perfectionist tendencies and sophisticated strategies for meeting our customers’ different wants when it comes to all things concrete floors.
What exactly is the distinction between a grind and seal and polished concrete?
In comparison to polished concrete, sealed concrete has a more constant and even look. Because sealed concrete is ground before applying a sealer, the smooth, even look is determined by how effectively the grinding was done. Rest assured we are the most professional concrete grinding service supplier in the city.
Is it possible to polish an existing concrete slab?
Yes! If you desire a new, modern look, Honestone may polish your old slab and create a new, low-maintenance floor. The overall appearance will be determined by the kind of concrete and hardness (MPA) of the slab, as well as the aggregate and condition of the slab.
Is it possible to slip or slide on a polished concrete floor?
The surface does not have to be non-slip. This is determined by the grinding procedure and sealers employed. Honestone can be found in public places such as sidewalks, parkways, and communal recreational areas.
Is it possible for me to select the aggregate for a new concrete slab?
Yes! If you are installing a new concrete slab, you will be able to choose a cement colour that is compatible with various aggregates. These choices must be discussed with your supplier.
Is there any way to achieve the exposed aggregate look?
Yes! The depth of the grind might result in varying amounts of aggregate exposure in the final finish. A non-exposed aggregate finish is possible, but the surface must be in great shape.
Is it possible to colour my polished concrete floor?
Yes! If you are installing a new slab, you may select from a variety of cement colours, which you should discuss with your concrete provider.
What is the purpose of a sealer?
Sealers help to keep the surface clean by preventing stains. Sealers can also assist to improve the colour of polished concrete.
Is there a lot of dust produced when you grind and polish a slab?
Our machines are equipped with a dustless vacuum system. The dust is kept to a minimum. However, because of the nature of this activity, dust will always be present.
What is the price of polished concrete?
The cost is determined by the state of the slab, the size of the surface, the amount of grinding necessary, aggregate exposure, and sealer. Polished concrete is a cost-effective alternative to wood, tiles, carpet, vinyl, pavers, stencil crete, and other materials. Prices for your specific project are available upon request.
What exactly is the grinding process?
The process of removing the surface layer of concrete, leaving the aggregate exposed to a smooth, matt, low maintenance finish, or grinding without exposing the aggregate, is known as diamond grinding or honing.
Grinding marks are frequently apparent, necessitating the use of progressively finer grinding pads. This procedure can provide a polished surface or high shine depending on the aggregate and amount of grinding of the concrete.
When should I contact a concrete polisher?
It is advisable to start preparing as soon as possible so that we can supply you with cost-effective options.
At what point should concrete polishing begin?
The initial cut should ideally be made soon before the frame goes up. We can get right up to the edges this way. After the walls are finished but not painted, we execute a final cut and polish. To prevent discoloration from other trades, the concrete will need to be covered during the construction process.
How frequently should the flooring be cleaned?
This is determined by the volume of traffic on the floors. With the correct blend of sealers, your floors in a home may need resealing and rebuffing in 5 to 10 years. In a business setting, such as a restaurant, we recommend resealing and rebuffing the floors every 12 months. We provide
How long will it take to polish concrete?
Many elements will influence the time period, including the quality of the slab, the finish required, accessibility to the region, slab preparation, and the amount of workers and machinery available. Honestone has extensive expertise completing projects on time, having done minor projects in two days and big scale commercial contracts (9000sqm) in six weeks.
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