Retail Surface Preparation

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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. Read More

Concrete Floor Preparation Melbourne

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 and it won’t achieve the desired effect if the concrete is left in poor condition to start with.

The Importance of Proper Concrete Floor Surface Preparation

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 to which 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 while 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.

Thorough Concrete Floor Preparation is Key

To prepare a floor properly, we:
  • Clean and repair holes and cracks with an appropriate material. Any material used will have low shrinkage to ensure correct bonding and prevent a crack re-opening and the repair failing.
  • Check for grease, oil and various chemicals that can contaminate the concrete. These can be cleaned from the surface and the effect neutralised at lower levels. We are aware of the effects on concrete of various contaminants and do everything necessary to eliminate any problems and ensure a clean and smoothly textured concrete floor.
  • Texture the surface to an appropriate degree so that any coating will more readily adhere to the concrete and prevent future lifting.
  • Check the moisture content since excess moisture can cause an epoxy or other coating to fail to bond correctly. Concrete is often drier at the surface than at lower levels.

The Need to Use Professional Floor Preparation Contractors in Melbourne

Because we understand the need for proper concrete floor preparation before 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. Read Less

Why do you need surface preparation?

  • Surface preparation involves concrete repair to remove pre-existing damage
  • We can help restore old concrete to a cleaner, fresher state and remove contaminants
  • From reapplying a coating to using grinding preparation services to remove adhesive, tile mortar or levelling compound, our surface prep services help keep your flooring secure
  • Surface prep concrete grinding services can also help remove high spots so you can lay out your floor evenly
  • Our range of surface prep services includes pulling up and removing old carpet, vinyl, and sometimes a small amount of tile or timber to prepare for another subfloor
  • (Please note we do not offer Levelling, only grinding services)

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Why choose Grind and Seal?

Did you know the concrete polishing industry is unregulated ? This opens the door for all sorts of standards. We enforce our own strict standards through KPI’s and checks and balances, with parameters that must be met, team-wide.

  • Tailor-designed processes for your concrete
  • Top quality products used
  • No hidden charges
  • Fixed price organisation
  • Fully insured, safety aware and reliable (OHS Compliant)
  • Unmatched client service
  • Free maintenance product and advice
  • Locally owned and operated business with over 20 years operating
  • No subcontractors
  • Honest, Quality guaranteed
  • Public sites to see our work

Melbourne’s Leading Concrete Grinding and Polishing Services

Grind and Seal is a local Concrete Polishing and Grinding business that has been creating gorgeous floors in Melbourne and Victoria since 1998. We are experts in the concrete polishing and coatings industry and we offer our services to residential, commercial, and industrial clients on new or existing floors. We are one of the most well known and trusted names when it comes to Polished Concrete flooring in the industry. READ MORE

Completed Projects Photo Gallery

Grind and Seal provides exceptional quality polished concrete across Residential, Commercial and Industrial sectors. Below are some of our past completed concrete floor polishing projects.
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Paint line markings to be removed by retail surface preparation

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Ready to take the next step? Get a free quote for our surface preparation services!

  1. All you need to do is email or phone us with your building plans or square metres and let us know if your floor is for a commercial, industrial or residential space.
  2. Once we get your building plans, we can send you a free mark-up with pricing for your total square metres.
  3. No building plans? No problem! Give us a call and we can come out for a free site visit to take a look at your space.
  4. That’s it! Once we get your building plans or visit your project space, we’ll send you your own free quote customised to your space and your needs.

Quick Quote Form Tell us about the concrete you want prepared, and we'll supply you with a pricing estimate plus some valuable information. It's helpful to include approximate floor size, new or old concrete, and suburb you are located in.

    Do you need help figuring out how to proceed with surface preparation services?

    • Are you wanting to resurface your concrete flooring but starting to realise how much work it is going to be?
    • Do you want professional help from flooring experts who can give you a free estimate for the services they recommend?
    • Have you recently bought a property in Melbourne or its surrounding suburbs and you want to boost the value?
    • Do you have old concrete you are trying to refinish?
    • Ready to renovate and looking for help removing vinyl/glue, tile grout or mortar and carpet tack holes?

    A list of suburbs we service
    throughout Melbourne and surrounds

    • Yarra
    • Monash
    • Kingston
    • Glen Eira
    • Frankston
    • Port Phillip
    • Carrum
    • Berwick
    • Hampton
    • Prahran
    • Seaford
    • Braeside
    • Brighton
    • Hawthorn
    • Shoreham
    • St Kilda
    • Dandenong
    • Doncaster
    • Edithvale
    • Frankston
    • Camberwell
    • Cheltenham
    • Cranbourne
    • Heatherton
    • Mornington
    • Somerville
    • Elsternwick
    • Middle Park
    • Mount Eliza
    • Sandringham
    • Narre Warren

    More reasons to choose Grind and Seal

    Our Finishes Are Created Onsite
    We Use Only Proven, Quality Products
    you Can Rely On Us
    experienced Flooring Specialists
    Clear, Honest Communication
    Customer Focused Values

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    So why wait? Call today

    Contact us now to get a free quote now and we’ll have your concrete prepared in no time.

    Quick Quote Form Tell us about the concrete you want prepared, and we'll supply you with a pricing estimate plus some valuable information. It's helpful to include approximate floor size, new or old concrete, and suburb you are located in.

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