Polished Concrete in Brisbane and Gold Coast

With the power of concrete polishing, you can turn a dull surface into a beautiful work of art. Polished concrete is also stain-resistant, durable, and has a ton of other benefits! If you’re looking for the best-polished concrete in Brisbane Gold Coast, you need to use My Floor! We provide Brisbane, Gold Coast, and surrounding areas with elite-level polished concrete services. You may be wondering what polished concrete is and how the process works. We pride ourselves on being an educational resource for our clients, so let’s break it down for you!

 

What is Polished Concrete?

 

Concrete is one of the oldest material humanities has used for construction. Its origin traces back to around 5600 B.C.! It’s a simple mixture of sand, gravel, and cement. It’s so popular because it’s exceptionally abundant. While standard concrete is handy and has a multitude of different uses, it isn’t charming as a flooring option. Regular concrete is easy to chip, stain, crack, and wear down. It also is very limiting in its artistic options.

Thanks to recent innovations, we can now polish your concrete in a variety of different ways. Polished concrete involves grinding down the first few layers of the slab. This reveals the stone/aggregate underneath. From there, depending on customer preference, we can densify and polish the concrete or add topical concrete coatings. We can also add coloured dyes and decorative concrete cutting. The result is a shiny, impact resistant, beautiful surface. It’s a stylish look that’s easy to maintain and will stay in great shape for years.

Polished concrete is trendy in high end hotels, ritzy homes, and chic cafes. That’s because the floors add significant architectural interest to any space! A beautiful, unique floor with a brilliant design can do a lot for a business. It instantly communicates to your customer that your operation is clean and professional!

 

 

At My Floor, we provide the best polished concrete Brisbane and Gold Coast have to offer. That’s because we stay on the cutting edge of concrete processing science. Our expert team is always coming up with new ways to innovate with new techniques and ideas. We’re also still attending conferences and seminars to stay current on the latest developments.

You’ll love how easy it is to work with us at My Floor. We feature an in-depth polishing process that has a lot of exciting options for you to check out. First, let’s take a look at our general process before diving into specifics. A simple breakdown goes like this:

  • Grinding the concrete. We kick things off by grinding the concrete slabs using our concrete grinding machine fitted with 16 or 30 grit diamonds to expose the aggregate. Different aggregate exposure can be selected to achieve a nil stone exposure, minimal stone exposure or maximum stone exposure. From there, we can continue increasing the diamond grit size based on your preference of finish. This will remove all scratches and imperfections from the surface.
  • Grouting the concrete. All concrete will have cracks present, with our unique grouting process, we will repair cracks and fill holes that are within the concrete.
  • Sealing the concrete. At this stage, you have the option to either apply a concrete coating for internal areas which is called a Grind and Seal or mechanically polishing the concrete as listed below. For external areas we can we seal with a penetrating sealer or an anti slip concrete coating.
  • Polishing the concrete. Polishing starts with a 50-grit diamond resin pad. Based on your preference of gloss, we will steadily increase the pads accordingly.
  • Hardening the concrete. We apply densifiers during the polishing process to improve durability. We can improve the density of the surface up to 10-fold! It also prevents contaminants from building up over time.
  • Dyeing the concrete. If you’d like to add color to your surface, we have 25 different dye options to look at and choose! If you want your colors extra vibrant, we can spray multiple times. The right color can do wonders for adding extra atmosphere to your space.
  • Decorative cutting. Do you want to add brilliant shapes and patterns to your floors? No problem! Our expert team can add any type of print or design that you’d like.

So there’s a general overview of what our concrete polishing process looks like and entails. Now, let’s dive into the specifics of what you can choose for your polished concrete floor!

 

Step #1: Picking Your Polished Concrete Aggregate Exposure

Okay, so when you use My Floor, this will be your first big option to select. Picking your aggregate exposure simply means how deep we grind down the concrete slab for you. Think of it like this; the top surface of the concrete is smooth. A layer underneath that has a tiny bit of stone exposure. The more layers you go, the more stone and aggregate exposure you get. Here are the different levels you can select from:

  • Nil aggregate exposure/burnished concrete. This is the option with the least amount of exposure. It’s a highly desired finishing that can be difficult to achieve. That’s because the conditions of the existing concrete need to be exact for it to look right. You need a very flat, even surface before we polish the concrete. Nil or burnished exposure is smooth, shiny, and a joy to look at no matter where it is.
  • ‘Salt and pepper’/minimal aggregate exposure. Option number two is a very tiny amount of stone exposure. As a comparison, many people liken it to salt and pepper. To achieve this look, we grind off the top 1-2 millimeters of the concrete slab. Depending on where the aggregate is placed, some areas may have no exposure, while others may have a lot. It’s a popular look for homes, garages, restaurants, and industrial style workplaces. It’s also the most cost-effective option as it’s the most manageable exposure to achieve.
  • Full stone exposure. This is our most popular finish. That’s because it shows as much stone and aggregate as possible through your floor. It’s a highly decorative look that’s popular in homes, showrooms, and restaurants. As a rule of thumb, we grind down about 3-5 millimeters deep into the concrete slab. If we go any deeper, complications may arise.

 

Step #2: Selecting Your Polished Concrete Finish

Next up is selecting your desired polished concrete finish. There are several options to choose from, so let’s take a brief look at each one. That way, you can get a realistic feel for the benefits of each option.

  • Mechanical Polished Concrete. We recommend mechanically polished concrete for indoor surfaces only. That’s because this finish tends to get slippery when wet. It also has a hard time with liquids pooling on the body over long periods. As an indoor option, though, mechanical polishing truly shines. It’s got excellent stain resistance, reflects ambient light, is easy to maintain, and more! It also doesn’t require a topical concrete coating. You see, it’s the actual concrete itself that shines! As a result, there’s far less maintenance involved than other options.
  • Grind and Seal Polished Concrete. This is an excellent option for internal and external areas. That’s because it has superior slip resistance and won’t allow liquids to pool up over time. It involves grinding back the top layers of the concrete slab, and then applying a topical coating for a finish. Unlike mechanically polished concrete, the coating is what shines, not the concrete. As a result, you’ll have to perform re-coating every 3 to 10 years. Having said that, this is still an excellent outdoor/indoor option with a lot of customizability.
  • Hone and Seal Polished Concrete. Honed concrete is excellent for outdoor areas that see a lot of traffic. These include driveways, footpaths, porches, and more. The main catch with honed concrete is that it’s only available in a matte finish. However, the seal absorbs into the concrete instead of remaining on the surface. As a result, honed concrete is a longer-lasting option for outdoor areas that require non slip polished concrete.
  • Burnished Concrete Polished Concrete. This is concrete with no aggregate exposure at all. It’s completely smooth and polished. Since there’s no aggregate, you don’t get to select your level of exposure. Burnished is an excellent option if you’re looking for a smooth, shiny surface that shows the natural characters of concrete.

 

Step #3: Selecting Your Different Gloss Levels of Polished Concrete

Lastly, you’ll need to select your gloss finish. There are three options available. Each has its own set of advantages, so let’s take a look at each one.

  • Matte finish polished concrete. This is a more industrial/natural look that’s used in commercial floorings and homes. It’s a low-maintenance option that will stay looking great for years. Also, dust will not show up as quickly on a matte finish. That means that you won’t have to be as rigorous in your cleaning efforts. This is an excellent option for businesses that want a clean, smooth floor without having to do a lot of upkeep.
  • Satin finish Polished Concrete. This produces a low-sheen finish that’s pretty and easy to maintain. It’s an ideal option for warehouses, factories, airport hangers, businesses, and more. Its level of shine is in between a matte and semi-gloss finish.
  • Semi-gloss finish polished concrete. This is a trendy choice because you get the best of both worlds. It’s still low maintenance, but it’s very shiny and bright. Dust and dirt will have a hard time showing up, and you’ll get a ton of ambient light reflection. That means that you won’t have to spend as much on electricity to light up your store or home!
  • High-gloss finish polished concrete. This is for clients that really want the wow factor for their floors. It provides genuinely stunning reflections that are sure to turn heads. This option is popular in high-end homes, hotels, showrooms, and ritzy offices.

By now, you should have an intimate understanding of how our process works at My Floor. If you’re looking for the best polished concrete Gold Coast and Brisbane has available, you need to give us a call! Feel free to reach out to us at 1300 693 566 for a free estimate on your polished concrete project today!

Are you a shop owner in Brisbane or the Gold Coast looking for an exciting way to spruce up your floors? Then polished concrete from My Floor is the way to go. We’ve got a ton of smooth, glossy concrete options to choose from, so let’s take a more in-depth look at our offerings.

 

Mechanically Polished Concrete

For indoor flooring surfaces, mechanically polished concrete (MPC) is by far the best. It’s clean, durable, and very affordable in the long run. Of all our flooring options, it’s the easiest to maintain. That’s because it doesn’t require a topical coating that will wear down over time. Other options, such as grind and seal feature topical layers that need re-applied every 3-10 years. While MPC is more expensive to install, it makes up for it with its reduced low maintenance cost over a 10 year period. The ongoing concrete cleaning is all that you’ll have to pay every 1-3 years.

Here are the key benefits you’ll get out of Mechanical Polished Concrete:

  • Superior slip resistance Flooring.
    As long as it’s inside and the surface is dry, Mechanical polished concrete has excellent slip-resistant properties. In fact, it’s superior to waxed surfaces! This makes it ideal for homes with small children.
  • Flooring that improves health.
    Mechanical Polished Concrete is refined to the point where it won’t allow bacteria or toxic mold to grow. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you’ll love our polished floors!
  • Flooring that increases ambient light reflectivity.
    A mechanical polished concrete by My Floor will increase the natural ambient lighting in your space. This translates into lower electricity bills!
  • Flooring with Fantastic aesthetics.
    You’ll never see any fading, yellowing, or unattractive dirty grout lines. Also, you won’t have to go to the trouble of re-coating your floor!
  • Stain-resistant Flooring option.
    Water, oil, and other liquids won’t stand a chance at staining your Mechanically polished floor! That’s because our process uses penetrating concrete sealers. Nothing can get in for around 1-4 hours, giving you plenty of time for those accidental spills!
  • Flooring that’s Easy to maintain.
    All that you need to clean your floors is a dry microfiber mop followed by mopping with a Ph neutral detergent. Say goodbye to spending hours having to clean your floor meticulously!
  • Flooring with Versatility.
    There are several brand name Mechanical Polished Concrete options that we carry out at My Floor. These include the Hiperfloor polished concrete and Signature Floor polished concrete. Both have their own unique set of advantages. Hiperfloor can transform any surface into a brilliant work of art. Signature Floor consists of 10-15 steps that ensure a truly high-end finish.

Bear in mind, Mechanical polished floors are NOT recommended for outdoor areas. That’s because due to its high polished smooth surface, it can get slippery when excessively wet. Not only that, but liquids pooling on the surface for long periods of time can lead to wear and tear. If you’re after an indoor concrete polishing option in Brisbane or Gold Coast, Hone and Seal Polished Concrete is ideal!

 

Grind and Seal Polished Concrete

Grind and seal polished concrete is a great option for both indoor and outdoor concrete areas. The process involves grinding back the top layer of the concrete slab to show as little or as much stone as you want. Once we reach the perfect level of stone exposure, we switch to even finer concrete diamond grinder heads. These will remove any visible imperfections and will smooth the surface for the coating application. We can also grout the concrete to fill in any cracks and pinholes if you’d like a more refined surface.

Grind and seal polished concrete is an excellent option for outdoor concrete and internal areas susceptible to water and spills. Thanks to its top coating, which acts as a barrier to the surface it can withstand the harshest of outdoor environments. Not only that, but at My Floor, we take it a step further. We offer a UV-stable concrete coating finish that will stop your sealer from yellowing! That way, your polished concrete will stay looking sharp for years to come.

The main benefits of grind and seal systems include:

  • Lower initial cost flooring.
    Grind and seal polished concrete is actually the cheapest initial cost for installation. Bear in mind that the topical coating will show signs of wear, resulting in a re application every 3 to 10 years. This depends on how much traffic your concrete receives on a regular basis. Once the coating wears or scratches excessively, you’ll need to re-apply another top coat sealer. If you need a cost-effective concrete solution for the short-term, grind and seal is the best!
  • Bacteria resistant flooring.
    Grind and seal produces a non-porous surface. That means contaminants like bacteria and germs won’t have a chance to latch on! This makes it an ideal choice for homes and businesses that need to stay as clean as possible.
  • Slip-resistant flooring.
    Grind and seal concrete systems are resistant enough that they’re safe for outdoor use. This differs from MPC, which can get very slippery outdoors. With grind and sealed polished concrete, you can choose between a smooth surface or for areas requiring non slip, you can enhance its grip even further by adding beading or grit to your concrete coating.
  • Choice of Gloss Included.
    You can select from a matte, semi-gloss, or high-gloss finish based on your preference. In fact, the cost is the same for each! This makes grind and seal polished concrete systems an attractive option if you’d like a high-gloss finish to add no extra cost!
  • Tons of Applications.
    Grind and seal systems have a ton of uses in residential, commercial, and industrial areas. They’re great for garages, outdoor patios, cafes, warehouses, and more! Their affordability makes them great options for adding flair to a property on a budget.
  • Low Maintenance Flooring.
    Besides having to re-apply the coating every few years, there’s little to no upkeep you need to do! Your floor will stay clean and bacteria-free with little to no effort on your part. What’s not to love about that?

In short, grind and seal polished concrete is a fantastic option for businesses, homes, and more. It’s cost-effective, works outside, and is a ton of fun to look at no matter where it is. Don’t wait to reach out to us at My Floor if you’d like a grind and seal polished concrete system installed! We’ve got the best Grind and Seal polished concrete Brisbane and Gold Coast has around, so don’t be shy.

Hone and Seal Polished Concrete

Does your home in Gold Coast have a driveway that sees a lot of traffic? Then honed concrete is an excellent option for you. Honed concrete is also perfect for pools, footpaths, and areas with heavy traffic. That’s due to its superior durability and impact-resistance as compared to other options. The main reason why it’s so strong is because of its finish.

You see, honed concrete is only available in a matte finish. You can’t get honed concrete in a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish. Honed concrete also has a penetrating sealer to help prevent stains. Hone and seal systems differ from grind and seal in that the sealer absorbs into the concrete rather then sits on the surface. In other words, there is no top coating! Instead, the sealer lies several layers deep into the honed concrete. As a result, honed concrete lasts for decades and will never scratch or wear away.

Essential benefits of hone and seal polished concrete systems include:

  • Superior durability.
    Honed concrete is by far the strongest and most resistant external concrete finish that we sell. Thanks to its inner sealing, it will not peal or scratch at all! It will also last decades on its own with no maintenance. That’s why it’s so perfect for outdoor areas with tons of foot and vehicle traffic.
  • Low maintenance.
    Since it’s so durable and resistant to weathering, you don’t have to do any major maintenance. It will stay in pristine condition for years and years to come! It’s also effortless to keep clean with a broom or microfiber mop. A high pressure clean is recommended when ever the floor shows signs of heavy dirt from foot traffic.
  • Stone exposure options.
    While you can’t select a finish, you can still control your stone exposure. Whether you want nil or full stone exposure, you can do it all with honed concrete!

 

Burnish Polished Concrete

Are you creating an industrial looking space on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane that you’d like to have totally smooth, even floors? Would you also want your floors to stay clean and easy to maintain? Then you’re going to love our burnish polished concrete. ‘Burnish’ simply means that there is absolutely no stone/aggregate showing. The process involves barely grinding back any of the concrete as not to show any stone. We mechanically polish the surface using specially made diamonds. Burnish is a smooth, refined look that’s great for garages, department stores, and more.

Advantages of burnished concrete systems include:

  • Clean, even look.
    Since there’s no aggregate, your floor will look buttery smooth. Providing a subtle clean, concrete look for an industrial style design
  • Durability.
    Burnished concrete is UV stable and can withstand heavy indoor traffic. It’s an excellent choice for airport hangers, factories, warehouses, high end industrial style homes and more.
  • Water-resistant surface.
    You won’t have to worry about liquids heavily staining your burnished concrete floor! That’s because when done correctly, burnished concrete is water-resistant. It’s also effortless to keep clean, and there’s little to no maintenance involved. It’s a great option if you’d like a smooth easy to clean floor

One of the best features of polished concrete is how easy it is to maintain in the long run. A simple schedule of mechanical and chemical maintenance is all that you need! This will ensure that your floor stays in the pristine condition that it was when you first got it polished! At My Floor, we will provide you with the education you need to take care of your floors properly. Let’s take a look at what you need to remember!

As a rule of thumb, you should perform simple maintenance a few times a week. Bear in mind, it all comes down to how much traffic your concrete sees in any given week. If your concrete sees a lot of heavy traffic each day, you should clean it more often. Be sure to:

  • Immediately clean up any spills or dropped materials. This will prevent etching and staining on your floor!
  • Dry mop or auto scrub every day. For higher traffic areas, be sure to spot clean them often. As long as you dry mop the entire concrete surface, even high-gloss finish floors will stay looking fabulous.
  • Use plain water or a neutral cleaning agent. A lot of common cleaning agents found in stores are too harsh for polished concrete. More often than not, plain old water will do a great job. Non-reactive cleaning agents are also sufficient to use.

To help retain the brilliant shine of your floor, you need mechanical maintenance. My Floor can carry out routine concrete cleaning for your polished concrete floor. Below is a list of products and processes we use to maintain your concrete floor.

  • Diamond impregnated pads
  • A buffer, floor burnisher, or auto scrubber

We attach the diamond-impregnated pad to the underneath of our floor buffer. From there, we run the head over the entirety of the polished concrete surface. My Floor can use the pads both wet and dry, depending on the manufacturer’s requirements.

As you can see, maintaining your polished concrete floor isn’t a hassle at all. After all, its low maintenance is a big reason why people pick polished concrete in the first place! To get access to the best polished concrete Brisbane and Gold Coast have to offer, you need to use My Floor! Don’t wait to contact us today for a free estimate by calling 1300 693 566.

So you’re on the fence about installing polished concrete in your home or office. Here’s a detailed list of the pros and cons of polished concrete to help you make up your mind!

 

Pro: Stain, Impact, and Water Resistant.

Regular concrete will stain very easily. It also gets quite slippery when wet, creating a hazard. Bare concrete can also chip and break upon impact. Polished concrete, on the other hand, is the opposite. It’s both stain and water-resistant thanks to its coating or penetrating sealant! This makes it ideal for work environments that feature spills, falls, and traffic. After a full day of hard work, your floor will look like nothing even happened.

 

Pro: Affordability and low maintenance.

Polished concrete will stay in excellent condition for years to come. It’s also straightforward to keep clean with little effort. Also, it’s a very affordable option that looks great and stays clean!

 

Pro: It’s aesthetically pleasing.

A big reason why polished concrete is so popular is because of how incredible it looks. If you get a high-gloss finish, it’s shiny and ritzy enough for any five-star hotel! Its reflectiveness will also save you money on electricity!

 

Con: Hardness can be uncomfortable.

If you run a bar or restaurant, polished concrete can be hard to stand on for hours. Polished concrete is also grouted and densified for maximum hardness. Luckily, you can mitigate this problem with comfortable bar mats.

 

Con: Polished concrete can be cold in winter.

If your environment gets especially cold in the winter, your floors can get quiet cold. That’s because polished concrete doesn’t generate heat. However with correct natural lighting, polished concrete retains the heat from sunlight and releases it slowly throughout the night.

Are you looking for polished concrete in Brisbane or Gold Coast? Then your #1 choice is to use us at My Floor! Here are the main reasons why we’re the best concrete company in all of Australia:

  • Every mechanically polished floor comes with a 10-year warranty to make sure they last well into the future for you.
  • Our polished concrete is 40% more resistant to abrasion than our competitors.
  • Our floors are 20% more impact resistant than steel troweled concrete.
  • My Floor polished concrete is resistant to tire marks. That means they’re ideal for areas with heavy vehicle traffic!
  • Multiple polishing finishes available for selection, including MPC and grind and seal.
  • High-gloss, semi-gloss, and matte finishes available.
  • Hiperfloor and Signature Floor MPC systems.
  • Our floors offer a 30% increase in ambient light reflection. That means lower electricity bills!
  • We offer totally free estimates for all new projects.
  • My Floor has an elite-level team of concrete professionals with varied skillsets.
  • We don’t use any harmful chemicals during grinding and polishing.
  • We offer colored dyes and decorative concrete cutting services.

 

Basically, we’re your one-stop-shop for all your polished concrete related needs. From Brisbane to Gold Coast and everywhere in between, My Floor offers outstanding services! If you’re after the best polished concrete Brisbane has around, look no further than us! Don’t wait to reach out to us today for a totally free estimate. To get in touch, you can call us at 1300 693-566 to speak to one of our professionals today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Top 10 reasons to choose My Floor

Floor solutions are delicate processes that take professionals to do correctly. That’s why you need to hire our team at My Floor. We’re by far the most experienced and reputable floor solution company in Queensland. You’ll be in great hands when you choose us, and there are many reasons why. Here are the top factors why we’re the best concrete polishing company out there today:

14 years in the business

My Floor is here for the long-term. We got started in 2009, and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, we continue to grow and expand each year that we’ve been in business. Our longevity is due to our expertise and excellent service. We have superior product knowledge, and we’ve even crafted our own signature flooring solutions. Our team members have also mastered the art of problem-solving on the fly. As a result, we’re able to handle any issue that we encounter with total ease.

Small enough to care, large enough to deliver

We have a total of 8 team members at our company. To us, it’s the perfect sweet spot for us and our customers. We’re small enough to give a very personal touch while large enough to tackle giant projects. Our team can handle tasks that range in size from 20m2 to 20000m2. We provide commercial, residential, and industrial services, all with equal quality and dedication.

Stellar Google reviews

All it takes is one quick internet search to realize how great of a reputation we have. Currently, My Floor boasts almost 100 reviews with a 4.8 average score. All our reviews are candid and totally authentic. We believe our reviews speak for themselves, so don’t be shy about checking them out!

We add value with no complications

Whether our flooring solutions are for your business or home, we add serious value to our clients. Our polished concrete will save you money on electricity and energy, as well as add value to your home. For industrial environments, our no-slip coatings will keep your employees safe and protected. We’re in the business of adding value without complicating matters. The same can’t be said for our competitors!

QBCC Licensed

Most of the companies that you’ll find in Queensland are not certified. At My Floor, we boast our QBCC license, which allows us to carry out concrete coatings and polishing. It’s another mark of our professionalism and expertise.

Ongoing support for our clients

Our services don’t end when we finish with your flooring solution. We’ll educate you on adequately maintaining your floor, and we can perform minor repairs and fixes for you. We value you as our client, and it’s our goal to secure your long-term business. That’s why we won’t hesitate to go above and beyond for you.

Professional team support

We boast incredible attention to detail in our services. We also keep an open line of communication with our team and clients. You’ll always be able to get a hold of us if you have any questions or concerns.

Quality control

We have rigorous measures in place to ensure our quality stays the same every time. Our project managers mean business, and they check up on all our job sites. They’ll also keep in touch with you to ensure your satisfaction during the entire process.

Pre-installation meeting

We’ll consult with you in great detail on what you want out of your flooring solutions. That way, you’ll have complete control over how your flooring installation goes.

Specialists will provide you with extra knowledge

We’ve been in business for 14 years, and we’ve accrued tons of knowledge during that time. Educating our clients is also a big part of what we do, so don’t be shy about asking questions!

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