Having a polished concrete finish for your home or business definitely gives off an elegant veneer that is cost-efficient and highly durable. People in Melbourne prefer concrete polishing because of its sleek style, yet low-maintenance feature. It can also give off a granite or marble look, but with a much affordable price range.
As such, trusting a company to render the best services is more relevant than ever.
It is a result of a process of step-by-step grinding and polishing of bonded abrasives in order to achieve a certain level of gloss on the surface. This includes the process of using chemical densifiers to fill in any gaps in your concrete and integrating varieties of colour and patterns to fit any desired outcome for your polished flooring.
Here are a few things you need to consider:
The cost ranges from $50 to $100 per square metre. The price depends on the method used. The grind and seal method starts at $50 per square metre, while the honed polishing method starts at $75 per square metre. Opting for the mechanical approach would involve precision and heavy equipment and cost around $100 per square metre.
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The polishing costs less if only a single colour will be used and will increase the cost if multiple colours are added.
The glossier the finish, the more steps will be needed to perform polishing, which will incur additional costs.
The total area influences the entire overall cost. However, larger spaces can decrease the price per square metre.
Additional fees will be incurred if the current flooring needs to be removed. If the floor is covered with linoleum or is currently carpeted, there is a need to remove the glue. This will add costs to the surface preparation.
There is a need to repair holes, cracks, and gouges in the existing surface before the start of the polishing process.
It depends. If you have a more complicated or larger area, the polishing process can take up to 2-3 days. However, you can use the polished concrete surface immediately once the polishing process is done. For other instances, the level of polishing and the amount of preparation done to your floor may affect the duration of finishing the process.
Absolutely Flawless Floorz is the finest company Melbourne has to offer when it comes to your flooring needs! Our passion for rendering only the best services are backed up by our wealth of experience and a team of professionally-qualified experts. Not only that, we make sure to use superior quality products for your needs and up-to-date polishing machines for the preparation process.
In order to give you optimum service satisfaction, we ensure that our services are complete. This basically means that our team of experts will be with you from the initial consultation all the way through the completion stage of your concrete polishing.
Yes. This means whether you have an old floor or a new one, it can be subject to polishing. However, it is worth noting that certain factors may vary if you want to polish a new or an existing one. Polishing new floor usually is not confronted with suitability issues. With an existing one, preparatory work may be needed such as removing old coatings or apparent dirt.
This part requires a 16-grit diamond, 20-grit diamond, or other specialised tools for this part.
Use epoxy or a semi-rigid filler to seal all cracks and joints.
Use a metal-bonded 30 or 40-grit diamond. Continue doing this using an 80-grit metal-bonded diamond.
Shift to a 150-grit metal-bonded diamond.
Use a chemical hardener to the flooring to densify it.
Use a 100 or 200-grit diamond to polish. Continue by using a 400-grit resin-bond diamond. Move further with an 800-grit diamond. Final polishing should use a 1500 or 3000-grit resin-bond diamond.
If you have your floor polished through professional help, and you are equipped with an effective maintenance plan, plus occasional cleaning, the floor can last up to 20 years or more.
Here are a few key differences:
#1. As to appearance, polished concrete gives you a smooth look achieved by the grinding of the surface and polishing the same according to the desired finish. An epoxy flooring has a more glossy look due to a resin finish.
#2. As for durability, this material does not easily scratch as compared to epoxy flooring due to the former’s more intricate installation process that requires a polishing machine.
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