We are always in a look out to have the perfect and new applications we can add into our homes, may it be the new process of crown moulding or the beam structures. Sometimes we often forget that the floor we always walk on can complete the house over all look. We are so focused on the walls, support and everything and completely ignore other factor that makes a difference in the final output. But all through the beauty we should always think of the durability. Being aesthetically appealing and durable at the same time is a win-win situation for anyone. And that’s what concrete grinding and sealing provide.
WHAT IS CONCRETE GRINDING AND SEALING?
Concrete grinding and sealing is a term to describe the system of applying a protective and transparent coating to concrete floors. It is also a method of polishing and concrete resurfacing. The top layer of concrete is grinded back to show as little or as much stone as the client desires. This process includes grinding and then sealing the floors. The eradication of any scratches or impurities in the surface layer of any concrete is what grinding do. It is achieved by using high power concrete grinders that can quickly and efficiently saturate the surface of the concrete with scratches. You can choose to use finer diamonds to remove visible scratching. Then get a flat surface ready for coating once the right level of stone exposure has been achieved. Lastly, the floor is finished with a protective sealer. This sealer can be a matte, semi-gloss or high gloss.
WHEN DOES THE FLOOR REQUIRE SEALING?
The sealing part where a topical sealer is put on top to protect the concrete is done after the grinding. These sealing coats are mainly made of urethane, epoxy or acrylic. Although the process points out to ‘polished concrete’, there is still a slight difference between ‘grind and seal’ and ‘grind and polish’. Grind and polish are hardened with a densifier and are refined to a much higher level to create the shine. With proper sealing, there is almost no space left to allow air through the concrete, and the sealant plays a crucial role in binding the concrete.
The first step in concrete grinding and sealing is to grind away any existing coatings or impurities such as grease and dirt. And begin to smooth the surface of the floor. Patched and filled at this time are any larger holes, divots and expansion joints. Grinding also allows for adhesion between your concrete and the concrete stain and/or sealer.
Staining or colouring your concrete is optional. This allows you to ensure that your floors appearance will match the theme or colour-scheme of the room.
A sealer is applied to protect and enhance the beauty and durability of your new concrete floor. Proper sealers will resist stains from most industrial chemicals. Some of the quality of the sealers can even offer a lifetime warranty against peeling and yellowing.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CONCRETE GRINDING AND SEALING?
Grind and seal concrete floor provide numerous benefits and will surely be worth the money you will invest in.
Fewer grinding steps are required to achieve your desired appearance and finish with the proper sealer. It also never needs to be buffed or burnished, which save you even more.
A sealed concrete floor has a natural beauty that few other floors can match. Working with Advanced Flooring Systems will give you a stunning surface that lasts.
EASY TO CLEAN
Our sealed concrete floors are much easier to keep clean than unsealed concrete. And even polished floors with an acrylic sealer, decreasing expenses by requiring fewer labour hours and a fraction of the chemicals you’re currently using to clean.
Unlike acrylic sealers, which do not hold up well to acid, the proper sealer resists stains from nearly any industrial chemical. This not only protects the finish, but the concrete itself.
The proper seal coating delivers a hard finish that holds up exceptionally well, even in high traffic areas.
The floor undergoes evaluation and process and passes the requirements for slip resistance; grip can be further increased with the inclusion of grip enhancing additives, if desired.
There are more benefits you can witness if you invest in one. Concrete grinding in Sydney is becoming popular is one of the top option for residential or business properties. The concrete grinding and sealing industry is currently booming. People are always looking to improve the quality and value of their own property if they wish to sell it in the future.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT COMPANY
There are a lot of ways you can do to make sure to hire the perfect company to do the job. Recommendations from friends and family who have recently done the project as well is the most reliable way. Doing your own research as well and trying to look for online reviews can help you have more insight on how the company provide service to previous clients and hopefully you. There are a lot of concrete grinding and sealing companies who can do the job but make sure that you hire the company you can work with comfortably and can provide an overall service to save money and time.
RENUCRETE – THE COMPANY FOR YOU
Renucrete have been providing concrete floor grinding and polishing in Sydney for years but they offer a lot more than that. They only hire the best of the best and employ professionals that are qualified to do the job. They also provide top-quality service and does not only meet your expectations but exceed them.