Grind & Seal
grind and seal polished concrete
Great for: Inside homes, outside homes, shops, cafes (and for garages when utilising the hot tyre rated sealer)
This is a replica form of polished concrete. It looks like polished concrete because we apply a topical coating to the surface, however, technically it’s concrete grinding and then concrete sealing.
Although it replicates the look of MPC to a degree (mechanically polished concrete / Hiperfloor), it can have a slightly textured finish, depending on the type of grind and seal you choose. It can be used for both indoor and outdoor concrete areas.
It begins in the same way as mechanically polished concrete, which is by grinding back the concrete until the desired level of aggregate exposure is achieved, then using a finer diamond grind to remove visible scratch patterns from the initial grind.
Then, instead of mechanically polishing the surface with resins and the polishing machines, the appearance of polished concrete is achieved by grouting the floor to fill in pin holes, then applying coats of clear topical sealer in your choice of either matte, semi-gloss, or high gloss. The price will remain the same no matter which gloss level you prefer.
This finish is a lesser cost upfront than MPC / Hiperfloor, as it does not require the labour and time involved in mechanically polishing the concrete to achieve a gloss. Although it is still a very durable floor, it will require a re-sand/re-grind and re-seal after a number of years, as topical coatings are subject to scuffing and marking over time. However, if you are looking for a lesser upfront cost, this is an economical and attractive finish.
gROUTING – wHAT IS THIS, AND WHY DO WE DO IT?
This is a procedure carried out after the grinding of the concrete, where we apply a latex based product to the floor and mix it with the concrete dust created by the grinding procedure to create a colour matched a slurry paste. This slurry is then worked into the surface and fills in the tiny pin holes/ripples in the concrete. This process gives the floor a much smoother appearance.
This procedure is always done by us as we work to deliver a superior product across all finishes. However, for some companies, grouting is an optional add-on and clients are charged extra for grouting, especially with a grind and seal process. So always ask for details on this when asking for a grind and seal quote.
Slip resistance to the highest ratings
If you require an extremely high slip rating, grind and seals can achieve these with the added component of non-slip compound, although the additive can change the texture of the surface depending on the slip rating required.
Get in touch today and discover more about our services
Contact us today to find out how we can help you! Give us a call now on 03 9543 5252, contact us via our Contact Us page or send us an email at [email protected] and we can work with you to find the best concrete coatings and epoxy flooring options for your individual needs.
Grind and Seal also provide high quality concrete sealants, which will provide your concrete floor with protection from stains and damage. It is important to properly maintain and protect your concrete, to extend its life and keep it looking in great condition. Our concrete sealants will enhance the natural colour of your concrete, and come in a variety of finishes, from matte to semi- or high-gloss options. They are ideal for any indoor or outdoor application.
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