With a grind and seal method of polished concrete, we grind back the top layer of concrete 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, it is a personal preference).
Once the right level of stone exposure is achieved 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 if you want to change the colour and /or it can be grouted if you want a much smoother more refined glass like surface. For a full stone exposure finish, we will always grout the floor, but for a minimum/random exposure you can choose if you want to add this step as it will cost more.
Lastly the floor is finished with a protective sealer. This sealer can be a matte, semi-gloss or high gloss.
The advantages of choosing grind and seal concrete system are:
The initial installation costs are somewhat lower than other polished concrete options.
the nature of the surface means that less effort is required to keep the floor clean.
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.
There are outdoor options available in a UV stable finish to stop yellowing over time.
Flooring grip can be enhanced by adding beading or grit.
Grind and seal concreting can be applied in a variety of situations both residential and commercial, indoors and outdoors and will give you a very durable and inexpensive finish that will last years.