What is the difference between indoor polished concrete and outdoor polished concrete?

The main difference between MPC (mechanically polished concrete/Hiperfloor) and our polished concrete for outdoors (‘Honed’) is their non-slip properties when they get wet. Our Honed finish is the matching exterior finish to our indoor polish and our outdoor Honed finish has non-slip properties that are achieved by grinding down to a less refined finish. Unlike our indoor polished concrete, our outdoor concrete is not actually polished at the end of all the processes. Technically, this means that outdoor concrete is not polished concrete, simply because it is so important for outdoor concrete to be non-slip. As a result, our Honed outdoor finish is always a matte finish.


Therefore, if you’re looking for an outdoor gloss finish, you will not be able to choose the Honed finish. If the high gloss is really important to you in your outdoor space, it is possible that you could have a standard grind and seal with non-slip additive in it. However, the Honed finish lasts much longer and reduces glare on sunny days, so for an outdoor setting in Melbourne, our clients almost always prefer the Honed finish to the standard grind and .

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