Mechanically Polished Concrete (Hiperfloor®)
Mechanically Polished Concrete (MPC)
Mechanically polished concrete floors (MPC) not only look the best but are the most durable and long lasting. When we say that a floor is mechanically polished we are talking about the process itself, whereby in basic terms we buff the concrete until it shines. That is not to say that all mechanically polished floors have to be shiny, in fact you can finish an MPC floor in a matte, semi or high gloss. We would normally recommend an MPC over other types of polished concrete flooring, although there are some occasional exceptions.
There are a few well-known brands when it comes to MPC that some clients will be familiar with and or specify. These include a Hiperfloor by Husqvarna or Superfloor by HTC.
The above mentioned systems/processes are particularly involved and are highly desired by many architects, interior designers and builders as they really do demonstrate polished concrete at its absolute best! The upfront cost of true mechanically polished concrete is well worth the price tag as there is very little ongoing maintenance required for the life of the floor – in fact it ends up being the most cost effective flooring solution available on the market when you look at it over a 10 to 20 year cycle, which is why many builders are choosing it. Because an MPC floor has no topical coating (unlike an epoxy or a grind and seal) there is no topical coating that can get scratched by furniture or pets and wear away over time. This means that it will stay looking like new for many years longer.
Not only is mechanically polished concrete the best value for money, it is also environmentally sensible as the existing slab is used, minimizing waste, and due to the reflective properties of the floor it can reduce your lighting requirements. Also, the thermal mass of the slab helps to keep your floor warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
On a health note – other forms of flooring can play havoc with asthmatics or other allergic conditions, but because the MPC method refines the concrete and fills in all the tiny pin holes and cracks – there is nowhere for the dirt, toxic mould and dust mutes to accumulate. Mechanically polished concrete brings together beauty, functionality, strength and is easy to clean and maintain!
ANDREA & karim Santalucia
Thanks for our beautiful floors Tim! We love them!! Exactly what I pictured in my head...if not better!! February 2019
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. March 2019
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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