Concrete Polishing

Polished Concrete is the combination of three different technologies applied to a concrete surface. By combining advancements in floor grinding machines, chemicals and the latest resin diamond technologies, we are now able to produce spectacular high grade surface finishes with wearing properties unlike any other.

Quality Assurance

  • Concrete to be Ground, Honed, Treaded and Polished by via the system outlined below.
  • Quality machinery, tools and treatment products utilized.
  • Concrete Polished by Husqvarna Polished Concrete Certified Applicator.
  • All work is fully insured under a $1 million indemnity and $20 million public liability policy.

Once your concrete slab has been laid allow 7-28 days to cure. In regards to a new Development we prefer to Grind the slab before any construction starts therefore we can grind the slab as flat and even throughout. At this stage we require customer to be on site to approve the amount of exposure they request. If construction has started or it’s an existing house, we would prefer to leave off skirting boards, Joinery off and final coats of Painting are preferred to be done after we are finished, unless painting is already completed.

Stages:

  1. Grind with Coarse 30 Grit to expose amount of Aggregate and Flatness of slab making sure the whole floor is Ground Even and customer is satisfied with amount of exposure.
  2. Grind with Medium 60 Grit to remove 30 grit scratches.
  3. Grind with Fine 120 Grit also Grouting the floor using Dust from the concrete and a Grout agent which fills in any imperfections throughout the concrete. Eg Cracks, Holes.
  4. Applying State of the art Densifier/ Hardener which reacts with the concrete to create an extremely hard surface.
  5. The next Day we then apply another lick coat of Hardener to react with the previous coats and remove this using 50 Grit Resin Pads.
  6. We then apply another lick coat of hardener allowing to dry
  7. We then remove the Hardener with 100 Grit Resin Pads.
  8. We then apply another lick coat of hardener.
  9. We then Remove this again with 200 Grit Resin Pads
  10. Polish with 400 Grit Resin Pads MATT FINISH
  11. Polish with 800 Grit Resin Pads. SATIN FINISH
  12. Polish with 1500 Grit Resin Pads.
  13. Polish with 3000 Grit Resin Pads. FULL GLOSS
  14. We then apply state of the art impregnating Sealer/ Enhancer that is specifically designed to prevent concrete surfaces from stains, Fats and Oils, whilst enhancing the natural colour of your Concrete.
  15. We then Buff of excess Enhancer.

After this Stage your floor is ready to use. At Mr. Grind we use the best Machinery, Diamond tooling, Polishing pads there is on the market as you pay for what you get.

When installed, treated and maintained correctly, Polished Concrete produces an allege free floor that improves natural light and is resistant to:

  • Wear, Dusting, Tyre marking, Water, Industrial Chemicals, Oils, Food stains, Greases, Hydraulic fluids, Fuels, Fatty materials, Abrasion & Heat
  • Low maintenance surface without surface coating
  • Improve natural lighting
  • Allege free
  • The process in which the concrete is ground and honed using specialised diamond bonds and chemical treatments (Densifier and Hardener) provides the durability and strength of up to 10 times that of a standard polished concrete surface.
  • With Polished Concrete or mechanically polished concrete, we are taking one of the hardest materials known to man (concrete) and making this the wearing surface instead of film coating/sealer.
  • Polished Concrete can be used in new or old construction for manufacturing, warehouses, automotive factories and showrooms, retail, commercial and domestic environments.
  • Polished Concrete can be installed without costly down time normally associated with epoxy and urethane coatings.
  • Polished Concrete brings out the beauty of concrete and combines it with the unparalleled advantages of an easy maintenance. It eliminates the need for epoxy or thin film coatings will improve over age guaranteeing a surface that can withstand even the toughest traffic and add years to the expected life of the floor.
  • Additional benefits of the Polished Concrete system include its odourless application and environmentally friendly properties (VOC free) promoting a healthier working environment with no immediate or continual toxic emissions.
  • Always keep floor vacuumed and dirt free.
  • Spills should be cleaned from polish concrete surface immediately.
  • Do not use bleach or citrus based cleaners on the floor.
  • Furniture should have protective pads placed under them.
  • Micro fibre mop is best used to keep floor clean and streak free.
  • Areas where heavy soiling exists will require localised cleaning prior to cleaning entire Polished Concrete area.
  • In high traffic areas; burnish daily with a high speed burnisher using red nylon pads.
  • Where cleaning of the floor with detergent is required:
    • Use and PH Neutral Floor care cleaning Solution.
    • Either apply the Floor Care solution via use of Auto Scrubber or:
    • Apply the Floor Care solution via mop with clean water.
    • In either situation, always rinse floor with clean water after use.

Concrete Grinding

Our Diamond Grinding tools contain diamond segments for grinding through a wide variety of materials which other cutting tools cannot. The segments are composed of diamond crystals and powder metal which form the bond, or ‘matrix’, of the segments.

The bond is one of the main factors when selecting which tool to use for diamond grinding a certain material depending on how hard, or abrasive, the material is. The bond is what decides the rate at which the metallic powders wear down and expose new diamond crystals at the surface to maintain what would be considered a “sharp” edge.
For grinding hard materials, a diamond blade with a soft bond would be needed. This means the metallic powders in the segments (teeth) of the diamond blade wear fast enough to release old, dull crystals, exposing new diamond at the edges to continue cutting efficiently. Inversely, to cut a soft abrasive material like asphalt or freshly poured concrete, you would need to use a diamond blade with a hard bond.

The diamonds used in our tools are synthetic or natural industrial diamond of different grain sizes and shapes.

Adhesive residue, Epoxy or Paint on a concrete surface can be a nightmare to remove, particularly if the glue or coating has been there for a number of years and it’s rock hard.

However, with specialised grinders and specific diamond shoes we are able to remove just about anything from any concrete surface.

Levelling of Concrete is the procedure that attempts to correct an uneven concrete surface by altering the foundation that the surface sits upon with heavy grinding machinery. It is a cheaper alternative to having replacement concrete poured, however there are limitations to the amount that can be grinded, approximately 8-10mm across the entire floor or specific high spots.

Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy is used primarily as a floor covering, and forms a hard, shiny surface upon application. Epoxy flooring is particularly popular in garages and showroom floors due to its strength and resistance to damage. Like all epoxy products, it is a two-part system, composed of both a resin and a hardener, with colour added to provide the desired finish.

Epoxy flooring offers many advantages over other flooring options. Because epoxy acts as both filler and a coating, it can be applied to rough or uneven surfaces. It is also waterproof, and highly resistant to rust, acid, chemicals, heat, and corrosion. Surfaces coated with epoxy paint are also able to withstand higher levels of traffic and abuse, including cars, forklifts, and heavy equipment. Epoxy is easy to clean, and will not stain. Epoxy paint application is extremely durable and long-lasting in comparison to its relatively low cost.

Epoxy Finishes

Applicators : Roller or Trowel
Gloss Finish: Low, Medium or High
Colour Range: Multiple

Quality Assurance

  • Concrete to be Ground, Primed and threaded with Epoxy and/or UV/Non Slip.
  • Quality machinery, tools and treatment products utilised.
  • All work is fully insured under a $1 million indemnity and $20 million public liability policy.

Epoxy paint offers many advantages over other flooring options. Because epoxy acts as both filler and a coating, it can be applied to rough or uneven surfaces. It is also waterproof, and highly resistant to rust, acid, chemicals, heat, and corrosion. Surfaces coated with epoxy paint are also able to withstand higher levels of traffic and abuse, including cars, forklifts, and heavy equipment. Epoxy is easy to clean, and will not stain when exposed to most substances. Finally, epoxy paint application is extremely durable and long-lasting in comparison to its relatively low cost.

When installed, treated and maintained correctly, Epoxy’s produce a low maintenance allege free floor that improves natural light and is resistant to:

  • Wear
  • Dusting
  • Tyre marking
  • Water, Industrial Chemicals, Oils, Food stains, Greases, Hydraulic fluids, Fuels, Fatty materials
  • Abrasion & Heat
  • Spills should be cleaned from Epoxy surface immediately.
  • Areas where heavy soiling exists will require localised cleaning prior to cleaning entire Epoxy area.
  • Where cleaning of the floor with detergent is required:
    • Use and PH Neutral Floor care cleaning Solution.
    • Either apply the Floor Care solution via use of Auto Scrubber or:
    • Apply the Floor Care solution via mop with clean water.
    • In either situation, always rinse floor with clean water after use.

For low traffic areas; Use the above steps when necessary
We recommend the re-application of Epoxy approximately every 10 years depending on use.

Grind and Seal

Grind and Seal is where we Grind the Concrete to the desired amount and then apply a surface coating to the floor to protect the concrete. Grind and seal can be used in any application requiring a low maintenance, heavy duty, UV and stain resistant floor. Coatings that can be used are Polyurethane, Acrylic and Epoxy and also come in Matt, Satin, Semi- Gloss and Full Gloss.

Quality Assurance

  • Concrete to be Ground, Honed and treaded with a surface sealer.
  • Quality machinery, tools and treatment products utilized.
  • Concrete Polished by Husqvarna Certified Applicator.
  • All work is fully insured under a $1 million indemnity and $20 million public liability policy.

Once your concrete slab has been laid allow 7-28 days to cure. In regards to a new Development, we prefer to Grind the slab before any construction starts therefore we can grind the slab as flat and even throughout. At this stage, we require customer to be on site to approve the amount of exposure they request. If construction has started or it’s an existing house, we would prefer to leave off skirting boards, Joinery off and final coats of Painting are preferred to be done after we are finished, Unless Painting is already completed.

Stages

  1. Grind with Coarse 30 Grit to expose amount of Aggregate and Flatness of slab making sure the whole floor is Ground Even and customer is satisfied with amount of exposure.
  2. Grind with Medium 60 Grit to remove 30 grit scratches.
  3. Grind with Fine 120 Grit.
  4. At this stage we then vacuum floor and apply 2-3 Coats of clear Coating with sanding between coats. Coating comes in Full Gloss, Semi- Gloss, Satin, Matt.
  • Also some concrete requires Grouting of the floor where it fills in Holes and Cracks but is upto customer discretion.
  • In regards to recoating the floor this may be required every 6 – 7 Years depending on the traffic.

After this Stage your floor is ready to use. At Mr. Grind we use the best Machinery, Diamond tooling, Polishing pads there is on the market as you pay for what you get.

Surface coatings provide an extremely hard wearing surface that enhances the natural appearance of any concrete floor whilst achieving a smooth level film finish.
When installed, treated and maintained correctly, Surface coatings produce a low maintenance allege free floor that improves natural light and is resistant to:

  • Wear
  • Dusting
  • Tyre marking
  • Water, Industrial Chemicals, Oils, Food stains, Greases, Hydraulic fluids, Fuels, Fatty materials
  • Abrasion & Heat
  • Can be tinted
  • Improve natural lighting
  • Allege free
  • Floor coatings take 5-7 days to fully cure.
  • Always keep floor vacuumed and dirt free.
  • Furniture should have protective pads placed under them.
  • Micro fibre mop is best used to keep floor clean and streak free using a low ph cleaner.
  • Spills should be cleaned from surface coatings immediately.

We recommend the re-application of surface coatings every 5 years depending if it is a High traffic area.

Concrete Specs

Full Exposure

Full Exposure

Full exposure, this is where the Floor is ground to show maximum amount of aggregate as possible.

Concrete Requirements- Concrete needs to be preferably 25 mpa of strength or higher and well cured. No vibrator is to be used in the top 100 mm of the Concrete slab so to minimise areas with no stone. Also care has to be taken when laying the Concrete eg- Screed Marks, Foot Prints etc. because of the risk of pushing the aggregate down too far.

Random Exposure

Random Exposure

Random Exposure, this is where the floor goes from nil exposure to full exposure of aggregate.

Concrete Requirements- Concrete needs to be preferably 25 mpa of strength or higher and well cured. Vibrator can be used with this throughout the whole slab. Also care has to be taken when laying the Concrete eg- Screed Marks, Foot Prints etc. because of the risk of pushing the aggregate down too far. This Floor would be the most popular out of them all.

Salt & Pepper

Salt & Pepper

Salt and Pepper, this is when the concrete is ground lightly to expose as least as possible.

Concrete Requirements-Concrete needs to be preferably 25 mpa of strength or higher. Vibrator should be used and floor should be as flat as possible. In regards to this floor the concrete should be left with a burnished finish by a helicopter so it is completely smooth.

Cream Finish

Cream Finish

Cream Finish, this is where the floor has nil exposure.

Concrete Requirements- Concrete needs to be 32 mpa strength or higher and well cured. The concrete has to be completely flat and hit with the helicopter to achieve a burnished finish multiple times so it leaves the concrete completely smooth

Polished Concrete Samples

Normal Concrete Samples

Cream Finish
Cream Finish
Random Exposure
Random Exposure
Salt & Pepper
Salt & Pepper
Full Exposure
Full Exposure

Decorative Concrete Samples

Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Amalifi Coast
Amalifi Coast
Bright
Bright
Churchill
Churchill
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Everton
Everton
Falls Creek
Falls Creek
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Glasgow
Glasgow
Lancefield
Lancefield
Madrid
Madrid
Milawa
Milawa
Mitchell
Mitchell
Nicosia
Nicosia
Pluto
Pluto
Porto
Porto
Prague
Prague
Rowville
Rowville
Rowville
Rowville
Santorini
Santorini
Sparta
Sparta
Turin
Turin
Venice
Venice