Mechanically Polished Concrete
Mechanically Polished Concrete (MPC) involves high levels of craftsmanship and technological processes to deliver amazing looking floor surfaces that have been polished and buffed to the point where they shine. Mechanically Polished Concrete Floors harden the concrete by a factor of up to ten times, making the floor surface extremely durable as well as looking fantastic.
Mechanically Polished Concrete is a process that is generally suitable for indoor flooring surfaces only.
There are a couple of big name brands when it comes to MPC that some people will be familiar with like the term Hiperfloor or Superfloor. OzGrind offer both systems as well as offering a less expensive alternative in the mechanically polished range.
All of the above systems/processes are very involved and demonstrate concrete at its absolute best! True Polished Concrete is worth the extra money that it costs upfront because you have very little in the way of maintenance over the life of the floor – in fact it ends up being the cheapest flooring solution available on the market when you look at it over a 20 year cycle, as there is no topical coating that can wear away and therefore there is no need for re-coating every few years.
Along with value for money, it is also a healthier option as the floor is so well refined that it will not support the growth of toxic mould or dust mites, which is great for asthma or other allergy sufferers. Mechanically Polished Concrete brings together beauty, functionality, strength and it is easy to clean and maintain! It is also the environmentally sensible option as it makes use of the existing slab and minimises waste, and due to the reflective properties of the floor you can reduce your lighting requirements.
Some of the benefits of choosing Mechanically Polished Concrete are:
Better Slip Resistance
Provided that they are kept clean and clear of clutter, these floors tend to be less slippery than waxed surfaces, reducing Health and Safety issues and other associated risks.
The nature of the surface means that less effort is required to keep the floor clean. Just use a dry microfiber mop to clean, and occasionally some water.
Resistant to Staining
The mechanical polishing process effectively seals the concrete floor and makes it dense enough to be resistant to water, oil and other contaminants.
Increases ambient lighting, making spaces fill with more light organically.
No dirty grout lines, no fading, no yellowing, and no re-coating.
Reduce your lighting, cleaning, and maintenance costs!