The grind and seal finish is one of the more popular choices in modern commercial spaces. It’s even got a strong residential demand, too. So next time you’re out and about, take stock of the concrete surfaces around you — the finish is practically everywhere. You’ll quickly be impressed with the aesthetic versatility of a well-honed concrete slab.
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One of the reasons the grind and seal finish is so popular is because it’s a highly attractive yet low-cost solution for existing concrete surfaces.
Concrete floors are everywhere in Australia — from cafes to industrial warehouses to upmarket homes. But, inevitably, they crack, stain and darken, especially if the concrete slabs were poorly applied decades ago.
With our grind and seal service, we grind down the tarnished or scratched concrete until we reach the brighter, smoother substrate. A clear sealant is then applied. The result is a good-as-new concrete floor free of stains and flaws; all at a fraction of the cost of laying new concrete.
And that’s barely scratching the surface. Our grind and seal finish offers a wealth of benefits that make it perfect for stylish residential homes as well as high-traffic commercial sites.
The sealant we use is highly resistant to abrasion and corrosion, protecting your floors from foot traffic and solvent spills.
The added durability lightens the need for ongoing maintenance, saving your budget. Sealed concrete can also be swept, mopped and scrubbed with industrial-grade cleaning solutions.
The concrete sealant we use is non-porous, meaning it will not absorb bacteria and foster infectious growths. Your loved ones, staff and customers will thank you for it.
We can add a matte, semi-gloss or high-gloss finish. And if you find your polished concrete floor slippery, we’ve got an anti-slip finish that’ll do the trick.
Using a grind and seal finish to revitalise your existing concrete floors is far more affordable than replacing them entirely or covering them up.
Our work speaks for itself. Our grind and seal service creates cost-effective, low-maintenance and visually stunning flooring for your home or business. See it for yourself.
"Policrete took an old well worn and damaged automotive workshop floor and restored it to "better than new" condition in our latest store build project."
"These guys are experts at what they do, from advice to the finishing touches. Thanks so much for your efforts, i'll be recommending you to friends and family."
"Policrete have been nothing short of brilliant to deal with. They came highly recommended from several different concreters and clearly have a reputation for being the best in the business."
"Policrete made a really cool and complex concrete bar at my restaurant, plus concrete benches in 3 locations. The team was flexible during the renovation."
From bars and pubs to gyms, showrooms, libraries, schools and offices — there’s nowhere a sealed floor won’t shine.
Our flawlessly laid grind and seal finish adds enough durability to resist a fair amount of vehicle traffic and machinery abrasion. It may be perfect for your worksite.
Liven up the living room, add a little class to the garage or simply sanitise up the laundry and kitchen. We can even colour match the concrete to seamless blend extensions into existing structures.
We guarantee that all our work is free of structural cracks.
We always use the highest quality equipment and Husqvarna machinery.
Our qualified team has the right experience and expertise.
Concrete flooring is energy efficient and low-impact on the environment.
While the grind and seal process does result in a smooth sheen, it’s not necessarily a slippery one. However, food and liquid spillage, or even sweat, can make it one. We strongly recommend you discuss adding a non-slip finish with our experts. We’ll discuss your expected traffic level and how to mitigate as much risk as possible.
Our range of matte and gloss finishes allows us to create beautiful floors to suit any context and style. So, whether you’re a laneway cafe with a homely vibe or a financial firm with a millionaire’s lounge, our floors will create the perfect environment for your brand.
Policrete’s grind and seal floor finishing cost, on average, $50 per square metre. More expensive jobs tend to settle at around $80 per square meter. To place these prices in context, these prices are half as much as what you would pay for a mechanically polished concrete finish.
The grind and seal cost is so much lower than concrete polishing simply because it is less intensive. It requires less labour and fewer materials. Don’t let that fool you, though, because the results are just as beautiful.
The grind and seal process is done in two stages. The first is the grinding process: we use increasingly fine industrial grinders to reveal and smooth the concrete substrate, bringing it to a level finish. Grinding can be a hazardous process, creating significant amounts of harmful concrete dust. We keep your space clean and safe by employing 3 Phase HEPA 13 Dust Extraction Units. Don’t worry — we’ll leave the area cleaner than we found it.
Once the concrete is polished to an acceptable level, we begin the sealing process. We add a layer of sealant in a matte, semi-gloss or high-gloss finish, creating the beautiful floor you’ve always wanted.
Concrete that has been ground and sealed is extremely hardy. So even in high-impact and high-traffic areas, it shouldn’t need to be replaced for years. And, as a non-porous surface where bacteria won’t survive, it’s perfect for commercial and industrial applications.
The exact cost of grind and seal flooring will vary, depending on factors like the size of the job and the state of the concrete. However, grind and seal is always very cost effective. A grind and seal floor will cost only a fraction as much as other finishes. Additionally, because it is less labour intensive, it will be completed more quickly.
The grind and seal method is a quick and affordable way to revamp concrete floors. As opposed to polished concrete — where a slab must be expertly poured by a professional concreter and mechanically polished — grind and seal works with an existing concrete floor. A sealant is applied to the surface after it has been ground back.
A grind and seal can be performed quickly, results in a rustic, industrial look, and is usually the most affordable flooring option.
Grind and seal concrete floors are suited to all indoor and outdoor settings. Depending on the quality of the pre-existing concrete, it’s a suitable surface for homes, cafes and pubs, warehouses, and commercial settings like offices and retail outlets.
Grinding and sealing a concrete surface removes many of the scratches that have accumulated over time and gives a smooth and improved appearance to an old surface. The result is an affordable floor that is durable and has a much better look than before. Additionally, grind and seal can be completed more quickly than other flooring types.
Policrete services homes and businesses across Melbourne. From the Mornington Peninsula, up through the metro and throughout Geelong, you can rely on us to get the job done.
We seal polished concrete for major commercial franchises and premium homebuilders across Melbourne. The only thing better than our grind and seal concrete floors is our customer service. Rest assured that a qualified Policrete consultant will be with you throughout the process, answering questions and providing solutions.
Whether you’re remodelling your home or bringing your new commercial site to life, you’ll need your concrete floors to remain durable, hygienic and, at the very least, attractive. Our concrete grinding services give you all of that and more.
At Policrete, we’re proud to be the best (and only) full-service concrete specialists in the entire country. At residences and businesses all over Australia, we’ve delivered countless concrete floors. Our qualified team will be with you for the entire project, from the first consultation until everything is set and finished.
We use the top equipment and concrete specialists, who have years of experience. With a comprehensive approach to concrete flooring, we can do more than just grinding and sealing; we also do polished concrete, epoxy flooring, and much more. Regardless of the industry, or what sort of project you’re working on, we can provide you with outstanding flooring at an affordable price.
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