Protects your outdoor concrete and helps to prevent staining
Honed Concrete is a finish that we would recommend for outdoor areas such as flat or low gradient driveways, footpaths, outdoor areas, porches and around pools etc. Honed concrete is only available in a matte finish and it has a penetrating sealer applied which protects the concrete and helps to prevent staining. Unlike a grind and seal, this sealer is absorbed into the concrete so it doesn’t remain on the surface. This makes the honed concrete a longer lasting option for outdoor areas as there is nothing to wear away or scratch over time.
Why choose Aus Polished Concrete for your Honed Concrete?
Some of the benefits of choosing Honed Concrete
- Easy to install and maintain
- Protected from stains and spills
- Suitable for internal or external applications
- Highly durable
- Holds visual appeal
- Cost effective solution
The main difference between a honed finish and grind and seal are the sealers that are used. The honed finish has a penetrating sealer which absorbs into the slab (like sunscreen on skin, it penetrates down into the concrete rather than sitting on the surface). This penetrating sealer cannot be scratched off or worn down by foot traffic and therefore will last much longer, whereas the sealer used for the grind and seal (G&S) option is a topical coating (like a clear nail polish) which can be scratched / damaged / gouged and will wear away over time depending on the type and volume of foot traffic.
A honed finish is easy to repair, and only minimal maintenance should be required to maintain this finish. For a G&S however, this finish is not able to be easily patch repaired and will most likely require more frequent and extensive maintenance overtime due to the topical coating being far more susceptible to damage from normal day to day life.
Honed Concrete From
$50 -$70 per m2+GST*
UV stable coatings and will not yellow over time.
AUS POLISHED CONCRETE: GROUNDED IN SUCCESS
APC has been working with homeowners, shopfitters, architects, and commercial builders since the company formed in 2015.
Thanks to a background in construction, industry leading Husqvarna machinery — as well as a dedication to continually upskilling and conducting research and development — APC has rapidly become a trusted polished concrete flooring specialist.
You can see examples of our beautiful concrete floor finishes in one of our showrooms. Or, get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll give you advice on the most cost effective solution for your project.