You’ve likely noticed an increase in clients requesting concrete flooring in their new builds and renovations, that’s because concrete looks great, is easy to maintain, and is more durable than other popular flooring options. This means you’re going to need to hire concrete grinding contractors for many current and future jobs – but how do you figure out who the best person to hire is?
At Grind and Seal, we’re the concrete grinding and polishing experts, so you’ll be on the right path to hiring the perfect person for the job.
Hiring a professional gets you great results
The process of grinding and then polishing concrete flooring is intricate. There are many steps involved and getting something wrong commonly leads to a beyond-repair floor, or costly fixes, and a blown-out timeline for your project. Simply put, trying to save money by doing it yourself or bringing in a mate who says they know what they’re doing just isn’t worth it.
Beyond minimising risk and getting a nicer looking floor, which really should be motivation enough to go professional, hiring professional concrete grinding contractors will also get you:
All this considered, choosing to hire a professional is an easy decision to make.
Unlike the rest of the construction industry, the concrete polishing industry is still unregulated. There are no accredited courses available that will give someone a specialised polished concrete trade qualification. Why is this important? It’s important because accreditation means the quality of the training meets strict guidelines and standards. Unfortunately all concrete polishing training still happens without oversight by a regulatory body, and this has unfortunately led to a high number of shoddy polishing contractors selling their services.
Many grinding equipment retailers run 2-to-3-day in-house courses to teach people how to use their equipment to polish concrete and then supply in-house certificates, but they really only ‘scratch the very surface’. It takes years of on-the-job experiences, cumulatively accumulating a wide base of knowledge to be able to judge what each individual slab needs to make it work; this isn’t something you can learn in a quick course designed to sell equipment or products.
Don’t despair though, there are plenty of good, reliable contractors out there – you just need to know how to spot them.
A reliable, experienced contractor will help your project run smoothly
There is no shortage of concrete grinding contractors in Australia, a quick Google search will net you thousands of results. The best way to sort through all the options to find contractors worth considering is to follow these tips:
A quick Googlesearch will help you find a contractor you can trust
Finding the right contractor for your job can be tricky, there are many things you need to consider. But, once you’ve found the right person for the job, you will find concrete flooring to be a great option – it’s stylish, easy to maintain, and very durable.
At Grind and Seal, we are experts with over 20 years of commercial and industrial experience in the fields of concrete grinding, polishing, and sealing. If you want more information about best practices when installing concrete flooring, make sure to check out our other blogs. Looking for a concrete grinding contractor? Contact us at Grind and Seal Melbourne for additional information and a free quote.