We have a lot of options when it comes to the appearance of your polished concrete. For example, when it comes to how much stone/aggregate shows, you can choose to have no stone/aggregate showing at all, a random, meandering pattern of stone showing throughout, or a full exposure that shows all the stone. We call these categories Nil Exposure, Minimum-Random The one you choose depends entirely on your own preferences and the space where your polished concrete will be.
Along with choosing the precise amount of stone exposure that you want, you can actual choose the level of gloss/sheen that you want. The sheen refers to how shiny your floor is, and if you don’t want your floor to be shiny, you can a matte floor with no actual shine. This type of look will have very little clarity or reflection. If you would prefer to have a little bit of sheen but not too much, you could choose what we call our satin finish, which has a low-lustre matte look. There is also a low gloss option that has higher sheen and reflectivity, or if you want an extremely shiny look, you can choose a high gloss. The highest gloss level can even look like a mirror finish if that is the kind of look you want for your polished concrete.
Another choice you may have in terms of appearance is the colour. Please keep in mind that if your floor is an existing slab, you will not have a choice in the colour. However, if you are going to have a new slab poured, you can choose between standard grey or a colour mix. Boral, Hanson, Vic Mix and Mentone all have a wide variety of colour mixes to choose from.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.