True, mechanically polished concrete for indoors. If you want a ‘forever floor’ with very little maintenance, this is the finish to go for.
This type of polished concrete gains its smooth, satin-to-the-touch texture and visual beauty from polishing up the actual concrete with mechanicalpolishing machines, much like a diamond is polished to gain its shine. It’s incredible durability and long life comes from the process, which involves grinding back the concrete to see as much or as little of the ‘stone’ as you want to see in your floor, densifying the floor to make it up to 10 times harder (unique to our company, we do this process as many times as is needed to reach extreme durability, not just once if it needs more), grouting it to make it a poreless floor (very hygienic), and afterward, sealing with penetrative sealers. These sealers don’t sit on the surface of the concrete, they penetrate deep into the slab. There are no topical coatings to wear away, and it’s an incredibly tough yet smooth surface
Our genuine mechanically polished concrete (MPC/Hiperfloor/Superfloor)is created from the culmination of all these processes, and is really a work of art. It is worth the extra initial investment to have a floor that after many years will still look and perform like it did when it was first completed.
If you like the industrial, modern look of an unpatterned concrete floor, a’Nil’ exposure or a ‘Surface Polish’ is the finish you want. This means almost none of the aggregate (or stone) within the concrete mix is visible. This is the most difficult to achieve, as the aggregate placement when the slab is poured is extremely important.
This is often referred to as a salt and pepper look. It is where we grind between 1-3mm off the surface of the concrete. There is often no stone exposure in some areas, and a little or a lot of stone exposure in other areas, depending on how the slab was poured. That’s where the ‘random’ comes into it, and it can be quite a contemporary look.
Semi to Full Aggregate Exposure
Do you love the classic ‘Italian terrazzo’ look? Full stone exposure means we grind down deeply into the slab, in order to expose the full cross-section of all the aggregate at that level. This is similar in appearance to terrazzo and can lend a very European essence to any property, new or old.
Polished Concrete Different Levels of Shine
Polished concrete does not actually have to be shiny, in fact, you can choose from a matte/satin, semi gloss or high gloss finish. This means how clearly an image is reflected. Following are the general levels of shine:
Other factors which contribute to the appearance of gloss level are below:
It’s always a clever idea to keep the design of your premises in mind when choosing your level of gloss.
Please feel welcome to discuss this with us, because due to our many years of being within this industry and around new builds of all types, we can advise on how the light within your design is likely to use the light when finished.
We grout to give you the highest quality finish, creating a smooth and poreless interior floor and a smooth yet non-slip floor for exterior. This is a procedure carried out after the grinding of the concrete, where we apply a latex based product to the floor and mix it with the concrete dust created by the grinding procedure to create a colour matched a slurry paste. This slurry is then worked into the surface and fills in the tiny pin holes/ripples in the concrete. This process gives the floor a much smoother appearance.
This procedure is always done by us as we work to deliver a superior product across all finishes. However, for some companies, grouting is an optional add-on and clients are charged extra for grouting, so always ask for details when asking for a quote.
Contact us to find out how we can help you! Give us a call now on 03 9543 5252, contact us via our Contact Us page or send us an email at [email protected] and we can work with you to find the best concrete polishing options for your individual needs today.
|DIFFERENT TYPES||CARPET||CERAMIC TILES||VINYL OR LINOLEUM||NATURAL STONE (SUCH AS SLATE OR MARBLE)||POLISHED CONCRETE|
|Available in a wide spectrum of design options||Unlimited|
|Longevity and performance|
|Ease of maintenance|
|Can radiate heat and store solar energy|