Polished concrete is an art, not a job. That’s why you need to make sure you engage the best concrete polishing contractors in Sydney. Our professional operators have years of experience in the concrete grinding and polished concrete industry.
With years of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to achieve the polished concrete finish you desire. We only use the best quality machinery and equipment available on the market to ensure you get the best results possible.
Grind & Seal
There are many misconceptions surrounding polished concrete. Most people think every kind of concrete floor finish is polished concrete. When in fact in the industry there are multiple types of finishes. One of the most common finishes our clients look for is what’s called a grind & seal. The grind & seal finish gives a smooth satin matte finish to the floor and is perfect for those clients that are looking for a rustic industrial finish which is very popular in cafes and restaurants right now. The advantage of this finish is cost-effective and helps to protect the concrete slab from stains and spillages.
Cream concrete finish requires the concrete to be well cured, at no less and preferably more than 32 MPA of strength, having being laid very straight with a highly burnished finish. Let’s not confuse a cream concrete finish with a polished concrete finish. A cream finish is achieved by not exposing any aggregate and switching from metal bonded diamonds to resin bonded earlier in the process. Being very economical the “cream” finish is the perfect option for industrial areas where extreme floor strength is required. It is also the obvious choice for large commercial areas subject to high traffic.
Polished concrete is more expensive than grind & sealing as there are many more steps and processes involved. With concrete polishing depending on the finish you are looking for it can involve anywhere from 12-18 passes with the floor grinders. Changing the diamond discs and increasing the grit of the diamonds each pass. In between each pass applying the chemical hardener and allowing it to seep and densify into the slab. This is a timely process and the main reason why polished concrete is much more expensive.
Whether carrying out a grind & seal or a polished concrete floor project it is always important to use the best equipment and consumables on the market.
If you skimp on the equipment this will affect the final finish. That’s why at Perfect Concrete Care we only use the best equipment on the market.
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