Polished concrete has become one of the most popular and practical floor finishes in the modern world. It has been used widely in the retail industries as well as commercial, industrial areas and the family home. Advancements in the diamond tooling, as well as coatings, have made the finishes very attractive, hard wearing and easy to clean.
There are many benefits of polished concrete, such as:
- environmentally friendly concrete is a natural product unlike vinyl or carpets.
- low maintenance – easy to clean
- hard wearing
- attractive look
Polished concrete is used in many different areas:
- Shopping Centres
Hiper Floor by Aus Polished Concrete
The absolute best polished concrete available making it the perfect floor for retail showrooms and commercial applications.
Modern and very hard wearing, perfect for high traffic areas and very low maintenance, the process involves grinding the surface through various stages to provide a glossy abrasive resistant surface that has no coating applied.
National retailers like Woolworths, Target , IGA , Harley Davidson and many more have realised the benefits of this type of surface, although the initial costs are slightly higher than alterative flooring the long term costs are much lower. The Hiper Floor never requires stripping and sealing like vinyl, won’t chip and flake like epoxy, and is more tolerant to moisture unlike timbers and carpets.
It promotes visual contrast to retail displays creating a mirror finish – a highly reflective surface which enhances lighting and reducing power costs.
The Hiper Floor is environmentally friendly receiving the highest green star rating with almost all natural products. The concrete is fully recyclable, eliminating waste with future refurbishments unlike carpets and vinyls which take many years to break down in local landfills. It is also hygienic and low-allergenic with no offensive chemicals used.
Burnished Floor by Aus Polished Concrete
The Burnished Floor is a cost effective and low maintenance flooring which is perfect for large retail areas and warehouses.
It is very easy to clean and is highly abrasive resistant. The Burnished Floor has a mirrored finish creating a highly reflective surface which enhances lighting and reducing power costs.
The process involves diamond buffing the steel towelled concrete creating a glossy finish.
Widely used by Bunnings and Masters stores, diamond buffing is a practical way to create a functional and hard wearing surface that is easy to clean.
Polished Concrete Epoxy Finish
Polished Concrete Epoxy Finish is an easy and effective way to achieve a Polished Concrete Floor. It is the perfect floor for restaurants, cafes, retail and office spaces.
The process involves the Concrete surface being diamond ground with a specialized multi head machine to achieve the desired stone exposure, and then the epoxy sealer is applied.
Options include different epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems. There is a choice of different finishes including gloss, matt or satin. This process enhances the colours of the stones and a slip rating can be achieved with glass beads added to the coatings.
The Polished Concrete Epoxy Finish creates an impervious surface which is resistant to staining including oils and chemicals. Using modern Epoxy coatings that are very hard wearing and long lasting with many options available to suit your requirements.
The Polished Concrete Epoxy Finish uses Green Star environmentally approved coatings which are available with low VOC.