How to Get the Perfect Polished Concrete Floor
Experts in polished concrete in Newcastle
Are you looking for a new flooring option for your home or office?
Polished concrete is an excellent alternative to traditional flooring options like tile, wood, and linoleum. It’s durable, easy to clean, and looks great in any setting.
With years of experience in the industry, we are experts in the art of polished concrete Newcastle. We can help you choose the right colour and finish for your space and ensure the installation goes smoothly from start to finish.
Contact us today at (02) 4058 1283 to schedule a free consultation! We would be happy to answer any questions you have about this unique flooring option.
What is polished concrete, and what are its benefits over other flooring types?
Polished concrete refers to concrete that has been treated with a chemical densifier and then ground down to reveal a smooth, shiny surface. The benefits of polished concrete are numerous, but some of the most popular benefits over other flooring types include;
- low maintenance
- ease of cleaning
- environmentally friendly
If you're looking for a flooring option that is both stylish and functional, concrete polishing Newcastle may be the perfect choice for you! Schedule a free consultation with us today to learn more.
How do you polish concrete floors, and what kind of equipment do you need?
Polishing concrete requires specialised equipment and techniques, but the process is actually quite simple. First, the surface of the concrete is ground down with progressively finer abrasives until it reaches the desired level of shine. Next, a chemical densifier is applied to harden the surface of the concrete. Finally, a polish is applied to bring out the shine and protect the floor from staining.
The equipment needed to polish concrete floors includes a floor grinder, polisher, and burnisher. You will also need a supply of abrasives, such as diamond pads, and a chemical densifier. The type of equipment you use will depend on the size and condition of the floor. For smaller floors, you may be able to use a hand-held floor grinder. More extensive floors will require a walk-behind floor grinder.
What are the steps involved in polishing concrete floors, from preparation to finish?
Polishing concrete involves the following steps;
- shot blasting or grinding the floor to remove any existing coatings
- repair any cracks or damage in the concrete
- applying a chemical densifier to the concrete
- grinding the floor with progressively finer abrasives
- polishing the floor with a diamond-impregnated pad
- sealing and protecting the floor with a suitable sealer.
What common problems can occur during the polishing process, and how can they be avoided or fixed?
During the process of polishing concrete, some common problems that you can encounter are;
- the floor becoming too wet
- the concrete not being level
- the floor being too slippery
- the finish not being consistent.
To avoid these problems, it is important to make sure that you;
- use a dust control system to keep the concrete dry
- check that the concrete is level before starting to grind
- use a suitable concrete sealer to protect the floor
- and be consistent with your grinding.
If you encounter any of these problems, don't hesitate to contact a professional for help. Polished concrete is a great way to update the look of your home or business, but it's important that it's done correctly.
How should you maintain polished concrete floors to keep them looking their best for years to come?
After the polished concrete floors installation, you need to maintain it by:
- sweeping or vacuuming it regularly to remove dirt and grit
- mopping it with a pH-neutral cleaner
- avoiding cleaners that contain abrasives or citrus
- not waxing or polishing it.
Following these tips will make your polished concrete floors look fabulous for many years!
Why choose us?
Polished concrete is a great flooring option for both homes and businesses. It’s durable, easy to care for, and can be customized to match any décor. If you’re considering polished concrete for your next flooring project, call the experts at Polished Concrete Newcastle Specialist. We’ll work with you to create a floor that looks great and is tailored to your specific needs and budget. Give us a call today to get started!
Polished Concrete Newcastle Specialist
Address: 67 Kings Rd, New Lambton NSW 2305
Telephone: (02) 4058 1283