Without a doubt, polished concrete is definitely environmentally friendly! There are several reasons for this. Firstly, it takes very minimal cleaning products to keep polished concrete spotless and hygienic. Polished concrete is also not susceptible to mould or allergens. Furthermore, it’s extremely low maintenance, and quite often, polishing is carried out on existing concrete once floor coverings like carpet or tiles have been removed.
Secondly, believe it or not, polished concrete flooring also saves on energy usage, which is clearly a huge issue worldwide. Cement is generally made from some of the most common substances on earth, such as limestone, shells, shale, clay, slate, blast furnace slag, silica sand and iron ore. You may be surprised to learn that concrete can also be made from waste by-products, meaning that these days, newer concrete can contain recycled glass, metal and marble chips, helping to reduce the amount of waste in our environment.
Thirdly, concrete is an extremely small contributor to greenhouse gases. In fact, concrete will outperform timber, steel, carpet and tiles – which all need more regular maintenance and can require much harsher (and less environmentallyriendly) cleaning products than polished concrete. Hanson Concrete offers a range of specially formulated concrete mixes that contain a reduced specified percentage of cement. Instead, Hanson Concrete has substituted some of their cement with waste materials, including slag (a steel manufacturing by-product) and fly ash (a coal combustion by-product). These products meet the Green Building Council of Australia Green Star rating system requirements (GBCA), and this adds between one to three green points.
Additionally, at Grind and Seal Melbourne, we use a dry grinding system, which eliminates the need to use large amounts of water. Our concrete grinding process also offers CO2 emission savings by not having to contract waste removal companies to remove and process the liquid waste. As a result, along with the energy savings, polished concrete is one of the most environmentally-friendly flooring choices you can find anywhere.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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
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.
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.
Thanks for our beautiful floors Tim!
We love them!!
Exactly what I pictured in my head..if not better!!