Mechanically polished concrete is the original, genuine article of polished concrete. Basically, this means that mechanically polished concrete process (MPC, Hiperfloor and Superfloor) is the true form of concrete polishing. In this case, it is the concrete itself that is polished. There is no topical coating that gives the floor an artificial shine. Instead, much like a diamond or gemstone is polished up to shine, the concrete itself is polished to increase its sheen.
Due to the multiple process stages carried out during this method of polishing and the process used to reinforce the concrete’s densifying materials, MPC, Hiperfloor and Superfloor concrete are also some of the most durable and easy to maintain flooring types available. When your mechanically polished concrete is complete, the final finish feels like well-polished marble or granite. In addition to being extremely durable and long-lasting, our mechanically polished concrete is also very difficult to scratch, making it a perfect choice for Melbourne families who include pets inside the home.
Click here to see close up images of what genuine mechanical polishes look .
Meanwhile, a grind and seal is a type of replica polished concrete. This means it is not genuine mechanically polished concrete, but it is designed to resemble it. There are 2 types of grind and seal that we offer.
The first is a Premium Hybrid grind and seal. This is a grind and seal finish that has been developed specifically by our company and developed over the years in response to a growing demand for a quality finish that is in between the Hiperfloor and the standard grind and seal. Over the years, our Hybrid grind and seal has proven its durability and attractiveness again and again. We complete this specific finish with a penetrative sealer similar to the mechanical polish used for MPC, and it looks the most like a genuine Hiperfloor. Please download our information sheet to learn more about our Hybrid grind and seal option.
Click here to see close up images of what our unique Hybrid Finish looks .
The second grind and seal we offer is known as the standard grind and seal, where we grind back the concrete, grout to fill in pinholes, and seal with coats of clear sealer. This type of grind and seal replicates the look of polished concrete to a degree, but it has a more textured surface due to the use of topical sealers. If you are looking for a form of polished concrete that will last for around 5 or so years, this is a very economical and attractive finish. Another benefit of our cost-effective standard grind and seal is that it can achieve any slip rating required with the simple addition of a grit additive within the top coat of the sealer.
Click here to see close up images of what a standard grind and seal finish looks .
Finally, there is also a form of ‘polished concrete’ that we offer for outdoor settings. Our Honed external finish is the sister finish to the indoor mechanical polish. Technically, our Honed finish is not actually polished concrete, simply because of the non-slip factor that is so important for outdoor flooring. After all the grinding and other processes have been carried out, our Honed flooring is sealed with a penetrative sealer. This helps to ensure that your Honed outdoor flooring surface is highly durable and long lasting, as well as easy to clean and maintain. Our Honed concrete floor is the perfect option for a safe and attractive outdoor floor. Plus, our Honed finish is UV-stable to withstand sunny days and it can achieve great slip ratings, even in extremely wet weather.
Click here to see close up images of what a non-slip Honed finish looks.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
Thanks for our beautiful floors Tim!
We love them!!
Exactly what I pictured in my head..if not better!!
Grind and Seal did a terrfific 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 ...