Grind and Seal
The grind and seal method of polished concrete is a more inexpensive way to get that polished concrete look. It is however not technically concrete polishing it is instead concrete grinding and then concrete sealing. It looks like polished concrete because we apply a topical coating to the concrete. There are some cases where this type of polished concrete would be recommended over and above the proper mechanically polished concrete. For example outside areas, or areas that are likely to be subject to water or stains from oil or food.
With a grind and seal method we still allow you to choose levels of stone exposure and gloss level of the sealer to create your own stylish finish to suit your home/area. With this method we use a concrete grinder to take off the top layer of concrete to reveal as little or as much aggregate as the customer wants.
Some clients like to see full stone exposure so we grind over the floor 2-3 times and take off 5-6mm, some however like the more minimal/random stone exposure look so for this we grind over the floor just once and take of 1-3mm. We then use a finer set of diamonds to remove scratching and get a surface that is suitable for the coating to adhere to. At this point the concrete can be dyed to change the colour and / or grouted for a much smoother surface so that it appears more like a mechanically polished floor. Lastly the floor is finished with a protective sealer.
The sealers are available in a matte, semi-gloss or high gloss finish and the price will remain the same no matter which gloss level you prefer. The price will however vary depending on the amount of stone you want to see. Full stone exposure is more labour intensive and therefore costs more than a minimal stone exposure.
It is always best to give us a call so that one of our friendly staff can assist you with the process. Why not call the office now on 03 95435252.