Whether you are looking for surface preparation services, concrete polishing, or anything in between, our highly qualified team is here to assist you in achieving the flooring of your dreams.
Like anything that is worth doing, the success of a polished concrete floor or one with an epoxy floor coating will depend on the amount of preparation that goes into it – you won’t achieve the desired effect if the concrete is in poor condition to start with.
As for any type of preparation, concrete floor preparation can be a tedious and time-consuming process. As a result, it’s something that many contractors don’t do properly or may even overlook altogether, believing that a light grind will remove any faults or applying a coating will cover them up. At Grind and Seal, we know that in-depth preparation is a crucial step in any concrete processing and it’s something that we pay great attention.
Failing to prepare a concrete floor before polishing or before laying another floor covering such as timber, tiles or vinyl will mean that any contaminants may not be removed and cracks will not be repaired and will continue to deepen, and stains may still be apparent. A lack of concrete floor surface preparation may also cause epoxy or other coatings to fail to bond correctly, resulting in lifting, blistering, and peeling that will ultimately require the coating to be removed and replaced. Also, coating manufacturers’ product warranties will be void as they specify grinding to prepare the surface. Inadequate surface preparation may therefore be far more costly and disruptive in the long-term so it’s vital it’s done correctly in the first place.
To prepare a floor properly, we:
Because we understand the need for proper concrete floor preparation before concrete polishing or applying a concrete floor coating or other flooring, we don’t skimp on this phase of the process. We always fully assess the state of existing concrete and take any action necessary to ensure it’s in the right condition.
We’ll check the moisture content of the concrete and inspect it thoroughly for chips, cracks, or other imperfections. If an existing floor is seriously impacted by faults, this may mean it’s unsuitable for any processing and needs to be replaced. In most cases, however, we’ll be able to take corrective action to restore a floor to the required condition.
Our aim is always to produce a perfectly polished or coated concrete floor that will give many years of service while retaining its visual appeal. That starts with thorough concrete floor surface preparation and it’s a stage we never underestimate.
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Since 1998, Grind and Seal has been helping our valued customers achieve amazing flooring throughout the Melbourne and Victoria areas. As a locally owned and operated business, we never use subcontractors, and our team of experienced professionals is extremely well-equipped to help serve your needs. Our concrete services are truly top-notch, and we are honoured to have the opportunity to help our customers achieve their ideal flooring for any setting—whether residential, commercial, or industrial.
See for yourself what a difference the right surface preparation can make and check out some of our past project before and after photos. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you perfect your floor, give us a call, or send us an email today!
FOR OVER TWO DECADES, GRIND AND SEAL HAS BEEN MELBOURNE’S LEADING CONCRETE POLISHING AND SURFACE PREPARATION COMPANY.
Got more questions? Here are some of the most frequent ones we get asked. If your question isn’t there, you can contact us directly to get the answers you need.
While we don’t specialise in crack repair, we can certainly repair cracks in the concrete as part of our polishing jobs. We will always grout and repair cracks and small holes, so the finished floor is crack free. In some instances, we can even densify the concrete, making it as much as ten times harder than its natural strength. However, we can’t guarantee a crack-free surface over time because concrete usually forms hairline cracks due to the earth’s movement – these can be camouflaged, though, so they won’t ruin the look of your floor.
Grind and Seal did a terrific job at our property, we knew in advance of building our new home that we were going to have polished concrete downstairs, therefore we contacted Grind and Seal to speak to them about our job and they liaised with our builder/concretor to ensure that we had a concrete slab with the perfect specifications for what were after!When it came time to complete the work the guys were punctual, friendly and very professional. The place looks fantastic and they were only too happy to appease my wife's needs to inspect the job at every step ...
The tradesman were very professional. Polite and respectful. My front porch looks fantastic and I keep admiring it. Never to be painted again.I would recommend them to anyone and the guys even painted between my wooden fence posts.Thank you Grind and Seal
Good service, Happy to recommend Grind & Seal. Our floors look a million bucks and came up just so well. Was a difficult job but their experience really showed and they got around all hurdles. We were so impressed. And as our cheapest quote by far we were happy that we got such a good job. Nice team and made the whole process so very easy.
JAMES, facilities maintenance PROJECT MANAGER for 5 councils Honestly I've never felt as compelled to give positive feedback as I have with this company's services and I deal with hundreds of companies a year in the course of my work, it has been a refreshing experience.
Anyone who hasn't seen polished concrete before should definitely try it! It looks amazing and is so easy to clean - I totally love it. I got Grind And Seal to come and do my home and they were awesome - lovely guys and were really good at explaining stuff to me. Price was really reasonable and now all my friends are jealous of my floors! - Thanks Grind & Seal I will be recommending you to everyone although my floor really speaks for itself.
We first used Grind and Seal at our Braeside premises in May 2018 to prepare our concrete floor into a beautiful shiny area for some vintage cars. The area was approximately 230 square metres and the finish was even better than we had expected. Therefore when it came to expanding the area by another 123 square metres in 2019 we had no hesitation in heading straight back to Grind and Seal. Once again Jay weaved his magic ably assisted by Tom to produce another impeccable finish. We would have no hesitation in recommending Grind and Seal to any potential customer. Thank you to everyone at Grind and Seal.
We got Grind & Seal to do the polished concrete in our home. They were incredibly professional and friendly to deal with during the process and the floor looks amazing – they were not the cheapest, but I think you get what you pay for – and we got top quality for a competitive price. Will definitely be recommending their services.
Our idea to have a “garden party” theme for Christmas last year sounded great but our old mouldy concrete was an eyesore! Within 2 days the grind and seal team transformed our very drab rear and front yard into magnificent useable entertaining areas with minimal disruption to our lives. We have now decided on polished concrete for our extension to merge the indoor/outdoor living areas. The Grind and Seal Polished Concrete team worked hard to deliver a great result, they provided a quality product in a timely fashion, they are honest & reliable – a refreshing change in this day ...
Thanks for our beautiful floors Tim!
We love them!!
Exactly what I pictured in my head..if not better!!