Concrete Polishing Service Melbourne

CONCRETE GRIND AND SEAL

Commercial & Domestic Grind and Seal Melbourne Flooring Services

Grind and Seal

Residential, Commercial and Industrial

Grind and Seal is machine grinding process on a concrete floor that provides exposure and preparation before a floor-sealer of either acrylic, epoxy or polyurethane is applied. Unlike concrete polishing, a seal is applied to the concrete, which gives the floor a matte, satin or or gloss finish and protects the concrete from stains and wear.

Grind and Seal also offers a non-slip finish, widely used for outdoor concrete surfaces like pools, driveways, eating areas or outdoor showers.

Grind and Seal Melbourne

Grind and Seal for a weathered character

Grind and Seal is oftentimes done on older slabs to retain and enhance an exisiting floor character, complete with cracks and other imperfections. Working with an existing slab, we are limited by the age and quality of your slab, how it was poured, what is already in the slab and the level and distribution of the stones in your slab.

Quite often, it is only when we commence the job that the characteristics and quality of the slab unfolds! We typically grind back 5mm for more exposure, less for a minimal exposure. However we will discuss this with you first as the price can vary the deeper we grind.

The Benefits of a Grind and Seal Floor.

Grind and Seal is less labour intensive than concrete polishing so Grind and Seal installation costs can be much cheaper. Advantages of Grind and Seal are that – depending on the level of grinding done – the floor can expose gradients of the concrete’s rocks and stones creating a decorative effect. Beads or grit can also be added to the floor to make it more slip-resistant.

The right seal for the finish you want

We can use a variety of sealers; acrylic, epoxy or polyurethane, and can create your desired finish in either gloss or matt. The concrete Grind and Seal technique has a non-porous finish, which means it will stay clean and is ultra-low maintenance. You have a choice of finish in matte or glossy and even UV-resistant for outdoor areas.

Grind and Seal Process

The grind and seal process is very similar to how wooden floor boards are polished finished. This involves grind/sand to a smooth finish and then paint with a sealer. Where a timber floor is sanded and sealed, a concrete floor is ground smooth with specialist grinding machinery. High traffic Grind and seal floors may require re-coating in five years or so.

 

  • Grind with 30 grit to required exposure
  • Grind with 60 grit to remove scratches
  • Grind with 120 grit to further remove scratches
  • Then requires a perfect cleaning process to remove dust and excess
  • Lastly we then apply a minimum of two coats of sealer

 

When ground, some concrete requires grouting to fill up holes and imperfections in the surface. This can result in an overall better look, but is up to the client’s discretion.

The right seal for the finish you want

We can use a variety of sealers; acrylic, epoxy or polyurethane, and can create your desired finish in either gloss or matte.

An older or more weathered slab may not have the necessary strength to do concrete polishing and will just require a Grind and Seal finish to complement its character. This finish still looks awesome and has a real urban feel!

Quotes at Grind and Seal Melbourne

Every Grind and Seal is different, so if you are comparing quotes, it’s important that you compare the process:

Variations can include:

  • The number of passes of the grind
  • The quality of the sealant used
  • The number of coats applied
  • The experience of the installation company

Call us for a quote on a Grind and Seal Floor.

Discuss your Grind and Seal project and budget with our flooring specialists. We can help to help make a decision on the right finish for you and what the existing slab will allow us to achieve.

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