What is Polished Concrete?

Polished concrete leads the market in domestic and commercial applications, as one of the most innovative, economical, and environmentally friendly flooring solutions available. Polished concrete is processed through a series of mechanically grinding and polishing steps. This process also includes the use of concrete densifier/hardener which penetrates the pore structure of the concrete, creating a chemical reaction that hardens and dust- proof the surface. During the concrete polishing process, there is also a grouting stage to fill air holes and tighten the concrete pore structure. There are four grinding steps progressing to the polishing stages that may involve 4 or 5 steps depending on the level of shine/gloss. For more in-depth information please refer to our Free concrete polishing guide.

Concrete Polishing
Surface/Cream Polishing

Cream/surface concrete polishing in Brisbane is a great contemporary and durable option for both commercial and residential buildings. Its aim is to remove the very topmost crust of the concrete to make it accept the chemicals or products to polish or coat. To achieve this, the concrete must be installed to a very high standard in flatness and finish as no metal bond tools are used in the process. Any variation in the overall finish will result in an inconsistent floor preparation with variations in colour, density and undulations. When choosing to surface/cream polish it is important to evaluate a mix that the end user will be happy with, in a semi exposed or exposed finish in the event the Polished Concrete is not up to a standard to be surface/cream polished.

Concrete Polishing
Partial Exposure Concrete Polishing

The main element in a partial or salt and pepper finish is to grind enough of the concrete to achieve an overall flatness. This type of finish is dependent on consistent aggregate distribution and can vary depending on the mix and the installation of the concrete.our polished concrete adds a touch of class to any space.

Partial Exposure Concrete Polishing
Partial Exposure Concrete Polishing
Full Exposure Concrete Polishing

A fully exposed polished concrete floor has the benefit of achieving overall flatness with the majority of floor imperfections such as discolorations and indentations disappearing by grinding between 3mm and 4mm to achieve the full exposure. The element of an exposed floor brings a very creative aspect to your concrete substrate with the addition of hand seeding special stone and glass. We specialise in premium polished concrete flooring for the residential, commercial and industrial industry.

Exposure Concrete Polishing
Exposure Concrete Polishing