True Polished Concrete
Yes, you can. There are different colours of cement to choose from if you are laying down a new slab. You can discuss your options with your concrete supplier.
Yes, you can. If you are laying down a new concrete slab, you can choose the colour and there are plenty of aggregate colours, minerals, types, and sizes to choose from for your topping mix. This is also something that you would need to discuss with your concrete supplier.
Yes. The stone or aggregate exposure that shows in the final finish depends on the depth of the grind. If you want a non-exposed aggregate finish, it can easily be achieved.
Yes, you can. If you no longer want the carpeting or the wooden floors in your home, the concrete underneath can be polished to give the floors a contemporary look that is very low maintenance. The final product would hinge on several things, such as the type of concrete currently there, the current state of the concrete floor, the level of damage that has been done to the floor, and the aggregate density.
Each of these things would not be a problem. The floor can still be polished and when it is done, it will look like it has a marble finish.
You should meet with a Concrete Grinder or Concrete Polisher in the very early stages of your project. They can provide an estimate and all of the options available.
No. The process is very green and eco-friendly.
No. For outdoor areas, a non-slip coating can be added for outdoor entertaining areas and around the pool.
No. Any tyre marks can be removed very easily.
On a 200kg concrete grinder, large diamond discs would be mounted. They will be rough enough to remove any imperfections while they flatten the floor at the same time. Next, finer grits are used to polish the floors, resulting in a marble shine. It is typically a 14 step process. It would begin with 30 grit diamond shoes and end with 3,000 grit diamond resin pads.
The results would be permanent. The process doesn’t include any acrylic, wax, epoxy, or any other coverings that can fail over time. The final result is a concrete floor that has been polished permanently. If the floor is in a commercial building, an industrial building, or in an institution with heavy foot traffic, several years down the road, the floor may need to be repolished. This is not very costly.
Yes, it is possible, but it is not easy. Muriatic acid can etch the concrete floor. The same is true with strong acids. These areas, however, can be repaired very easily.
No. State of the art equipment would be used which makes the entire process practically dust free.
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Grind and Seal
Of course! It is possible to achieve a non-exposed aggregate finish since it is the depth of the grind that is responsible for the amount of stone/aggregate exposure in the finished product.
Yes! For those who have grown tired of looking at floor boards or carpeting, a fresh new look can be added to the concrete beneath them that offers a low maintenance, contemporary floor. The type of concrete MPA, the aggregate density and the amount of damage to the concrete will determine the overall finished look.
That’s no problem and when we have finished it will be a sleek new concrete surface.
Once polyurethane and water base epoxy floors have cured Volatile organic compounds are extremely low.
Not if a non-slip additive is used. However, without this additive it can become slippery when wet.
The process involves using diamond discs that are mounted on a 400+ kilo grinder. This rough grit removes imperfections as it flattens the floor. After achieving the desired exposure level, a high grade coating is used to seal it. Special non-slip and UV additives can be added where needed.
Depending on the amount of traffic it receives, the durability of Grind and Seal floors allows them to last for 5 years or longer. To ensure a longer life, they can be re-sealed when necessary for a small cost.
Yes, but that is hard to do. Muriatic acid poured on the floor will result in etching and the shine destroyed by strong acids. Areas where etching have occurred can be repaired.
No. We use state of the art equipment that virtually eliminated all dust.
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