GRIND & SEAL
Concrete grinding and sealing is a method of polishing concrete. The top layer of the concrete is grinded back to show as little or as much stone as the customer desires. (Some like to see a lot, and some like to see only a little, its a personal preference).
Once the right level of stone exposure has been achieved with the concrete grinding we then use finer diamonds to remove visible scratching and get a flat surface ready for a coating. At this point the concrete can be dyed to change the colour, or grouted to achieve a smoother surface.
Lastly the floor is finished with a protective sealer that can be matte, semi-gloss or high gloss. If the surface is required to have a more slip resistant, small beads can be inserted during sealing to give the surface a higher slip resistence.
Lower Cost that full Mechanically Polished Concrete
The initial installation costs are somewhat lower than other polished concrete options
Low Maintenance - The nature of the surface means that less effort is required to keep the floor clean
Bacteria Resistant - Surface is non-porous and will not harbour bacteria
Free Choice of Gloss - The cost is the same if you want a matte, semi-gloss or high gloss look
Outdoor Options - There are outdoor options available in a UV stable finish to stop yellowing over time
Slip Resistance - Flooring grip can be enhanced by adding beading or grit
Grind & Seal Stone Exposure Options
Cream Finish (As little stone exposure as possible)
Grind & Seal Finish Options
High Gloss Finish
High Gloss Finish (slip resistant beading)