Concrete grinding will help remove dirt, paint and glue from concrete floors providing surface restoration, it will also remove a certain thickness from a floor during the floor preparation phase providing a smooth level finish.
Grinding can provide a surface key for specialised coatings to adhere to, or level the concrete floor for alternative flooring.
Concrete grinding is also part of the polished concrete floors process. Polished concrete floors is a treatment to enhance new and old concrete floors, Concrete Specialists NZ have treated both residential polished floors and commercial polished floors the process allows for a matt, satin or aesthetically pleasing high polished look.
Polished concrete costs vary depending on the size, depth of grind, finish required and condition of your concrete though they are often thought of as an affordable option particularly for large areas or a number of areas in a home.
There are instances where the condition of the concrete floor will dictate the type of polish that can be achieved. Usually, a cream polish cannot be achieved when coatings and glues have to be removed. When glues and coatings need to be removed and ground, the cream polish will also be removed. It is important that clients know about these limitations.
This is the smoothest finish a polished concrete floor can achieve. It comes with the most consistent sheen as well. Coloured finishes can be easily achieved with a cream polish because it easily and consistently adheres to stains and dyes.
This type of polished concrete floor depicts a light showing of aggregate in the concrete, it easily adheres to achieve a perfect shine. This type of finish can be the most difficult to achieve as the concrete has to be placed with precise laying techniques achieving a smooth levelled surface. Although minor imperfections such as small holes and cracks will be visible when the floor is done, they are able to create a unique and shiny look.
The most preferred of all the types of polished concrete. To achieve this finish requires added processes showing more stone in the grind process an aggregate polished concrete floor can be an extremely desirable look.