Polished concrete is created using concrete with chemical densifiers added to it, which fill the holes and pores in the concrete. The poured concrete is then finished with a progressively fine diamond polishing tools until a level of sheen and smoothness is achieved.
Polished Concrete Types
Mechanically Polished Concrete
Mechanically Polished Concrete is generally best suited for indoor purposes. It is extremely low maintenance.
• Premium finish
• Slip resistant
• Not prone to staining
• Aesthetically impressive
• Low Maintenance
• Responds well to ambient lighting
Grind And Seal
A slightly different version of polished concrete and in some cases offers a lower cost point. You have the flexibility of choosing how much of the stone you wish to see exposed.
• Lower cost point
• Low maintenance
• Flexibility – matte, semi-gloss or high gloss finish
• Slip resistance
The Honed Concrete finish is recommended for outdoor concrete surfaces. Examples include; outdoor social areas, footpaths, driveways, patios, pool surrounds and more. With a Honed finish the sealer does not remain on the surface, it is actually absorbed into the concrete. You can also choose the level of exposure to suite.
• Ideal for outdoor use
• Non slip option
• Social outdoor areas, footpaths, driveways patios, pool surrounds and more
• Exposure level options
Polished Concrete Advantages
Polished concrete can be a low-maintenance flooring option with an extremely low-cost lifecycle compared to other floor coverings.
What Are the Benefits?
• Flatness of the floor;
• Quality and durability;
• Hygienic, easy to clean and maintain;
• Resistant to wear, spills, oils and dusting;
• Withstands tough use;
• Environmentally friendly.