External Public Walkways
Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
Ideas For External Public Walkways
As a developer or business owner, it can be easy to put too much emphasis on your interior spaces. It’s important to remember, though, that your external areas are just as essential. For multi dwelling unit complexes, you want to increase your curb appeal and be able to entertain your guests safely. For businesses, you need attractive external areas to bring in customers. Your choice of flooring is crucial here, too. Also, pool areas, driveways, and exterior business areas have their own flooring needs.
At My Floor, we have many fantastic external flooring options to meet all your needs. If you need outdoor flooring in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast, don’t wait to get in touch. Our team will take your unique situation into account. That way, we can select the absolute best external flooring solution for you!
Many factors go into determining the best outdoor flooring option. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges that each outdoor area poses to your floor.
Ideas for External Flooring Around Swimming Pools
So you’ve got a fantastic pool installed in your Brisbane unit complex. Great! All you need now is a stunning pool area to go along with it. You want your pool area to appear decorative while still staying safe. Of course, slip-resistance is a must here. Anti-slip surfaces are essential if you have seniors or children at complex. So how do you keep your pool area safe while still looking incredible? Here’s what we recommend at My Floor:
Hone and seal systems are our most popular choice for external areas. Because of the way the process works, this type of concrete is naturally suited for the outdoors. Like our other polished concrete systems, we grind back the top layer of concrete. The difference lies in the way we seal the concrete. In other systems, a top sealant goes on that adds resilience and shine. For hone and seal, the sealant impregnates deep into the slab. As a result, you get superior durability and slip-resistance.
Hone and seal polished concrete can look quite decorative as well. That’s because you can choose the level of aggregate exposure. Aggregates are tiny pieces of stones embedded in the concrete slab. You can select from nil exposure, medium exposure, and full exposure. A maximum exposure hone and seal polished concrete look is quite common and trendy for pool areas. Seniors and kids will stay safe thanks to the slip-resistance. It’s a win-win for everybody!
The only thing that you can’t control is the level of shine. Since there is no top coating, there aren’t any gloss finish options. If you’re dead set on having a shimmering pool area, consider our next option instead!
Our grind and seal systems also work very well outdoors. Like hone and seal, we grind back the top layer of concrete. This system has a coating that’s applied on top, though. That means that you’ll enjoy durability, resistance to liquids, and gloss finish options. If you’re after the most decorative look for your outdoor pool area, grind and seal is the way to go. With full exposure and a high-gloss finish, your pool area will look outstanding! Also, we can add a slip-resistant coating to grind and seal polished concrete. This is something that we can’t do to mechanically polished concrete. That’s why grind and seal systems can work just as well outdoors as indoors. It’s truly a versatile, visually appealing option.
Ideas For Concrete Driveways
Your concrete driveway is going to see constant strain from your tires all year round. Depending on your residence, you may see a fair amount of foot traffic as well. As a result, your driveway needs to be resilient above all else. An aesthetically pleasing driveway doesn’t hurt either, as it adds to your curb appeal. Driveways also tend to get quite dirty. A surface that’s easy to clean would be a huge plus! Here’s what we recommend for your driveway at My Floor:
Once again, hone and seal systems rule supreme for outdoor areas. In particular, they make fantastic driveways. That’s because their excellent durability can easily hold up to any vehicle for many, many years. Hone and seal concrete are also slip-resistant and very easy to clean. Your choice of aggregate exposure can add a very decorative look as well! If you want a clean, visually pleasing, super-tough driveway, use our hone and seal concrete!
This is another excellent outdoor option that we offer at My Floor. It’s a more affordable solution that still produces fantastic results. Concrete resurfacing is also great if your existing concrete driveway is beyond repair. If it’s too cracked or damaged for hone and seal, resurfacing can save the day. It’s a thin cement-based overlay that goes over your existing surface. It will create a seamless, beautiful, and smooth new concrete surface. It’s robust and durable, and it can be non-slip as well. All around, it’s an excellent option for your driveway in Brisbane or Gold Coast!
Concrete Solutions For Public Walkways
Are you in charge of a public walkway that stretches through a neighborhood or park? Then it would be best if you reached out to us at My Floor. We’ve got outdoor flooring solutions perfect for public walkways. They include:
Do you want your walkway to be as visually appealing as possible? Then grind and seal polished concrete is the way to go. It’s got it all when it comes to being an excellent walkway surface. It’s non-slip, so you’ll protect your pedestrians. It’s hard and durable enough so that it won’t crack to reduce trip hazards. You can customize it to look the way you want, too. Would you like a super shiny walkway with decorative aggregate? Or would you prefer a smooth walkway that’s only partly glossy? The choice is yours with a grind and seal system!
If durability is your top concern for your walkway, then hone and seal is the choice for you. With hone and seal concrete, your walkway will never fade, crack, or peel. It can withstand foot traffic, as well as traffic from bicycles and vehicles. It’s naturally non-slip, so falls aren’t a concern.
External Concrete Solutions For Commerical Areas
If you want to attract customers to your storefront, the area around your store needs to be pristine. A well-kept exterior with decorative flooring can do a lot to bring people to your business. You need a surface that’s attractive, non-slip, and easy to keep clean.
As we’ve said, you have the most visually appealing options with grind and seal. If you pour the slab from scratch, you have even more options. You can control the size, shape, and color of the aggregates. That way, you can even color coordinate the stones with the exterior of your store. This is appealing to the eye and also says a lot about the quality of your business. The better you can make the exterior of your store look, the more customers you’ll attract! Grind and seal systems are also non-slip, durable, and easy to clean. Your employees won’t have any trouble keeping it looking pristine!
There you have our top recommendations for flooring in external areas. Whether you need flooring for your business or home, we’ve got it all here at My Floor! Reach out to us if you need exterior flooring in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast! To get in touch, you can give us a call at 1300 693 566 for a free quote on your new project today!
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Grind and seal polished concrete has the following benefits for chemical plants:
- Excellent durability
- Resistant to chemicals, liquids, and stains
- Slip-resistance is available
- Easy to keep clean
The sealant adds a lot of durability to your floor. A grind and seal floor can withstand a lot of heavy traffic from workers and equipment. It can also put up with heavy impacts from dropped tools and machinery. The surface will wear down after time, though, and you’ll have to re-apply the sealant.
The top sealant also adds superior resistance. No chemicals stand a chance of penetrating your floor. Not only that, but microbial agents and mold won’t get an opportunity to grow either! Your floor will stay wholly contained.
We can also add an extra layer to the top sealant to include skid-resistance. This is a must for chemical processing plants!
Just like epoxy floors, grind and seal floors are simple to keep clean. Dust and dirt won’t accumulate so that you can sweep it all away! For good measure, make sure to dry mop as well.
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