Burnished Polished Concrete

Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

Burnished Polished Concrete

Burnished concrete is an excellent option for warehouses, factories, and even high end industrial style homes! It’s cost-effective, durable, water-resistant, and more. Burnished concrete floors can also have a stylish look and sheen when done right. It’s great if you’re looking for an affordable flooring option for your project! At My Floor, we excel at installing burnished concrete floors. You see, concrete burnishing is a complex process that’s easy to mess up if you cut corners. That’s why you must use elite level concrete installers like us! To get a better understanding of what burnishing is, here’s a breakdown of the process.

What’s Burnished Polished Concrete?

Many customers have a hard time distinguishing burnished concrete from other polishing styles. After all, the result performs exactly like mechanically polished concrete floors.

Burnished concrete is the term applied to the finishing of concrete to create a hard-wearing, durable finish with a fabulous surface shine in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast. It has been used for many years in industrial buildings, carparks, and warehouses, but is now increasingly popular for internal residential flooring, retail flooring, and commercial buildings.

We install burnished polished concrete in a very similar process to mechanically polished concrete, however, there is nil polished concrete aggregate exposure to this finish. My Floor conducts a light grind and then replace with a finer polishing pad, much like a buffer which passes over the concrete surface until it is super shiny. A deep penetrating sealant is then added to protect the polished concrete floor. Burnished concrete has a unique look, baring a more industrial feel, while showcasing the trowel marks left by the concreter in the floor.

For years, burnished concrete was popular in commercial and industrial settings only. It had little aesthetic appeal and was mainly used for convenience. Burnished floors can withstand heavy traffic, and they’re effortless to keep clean.

Recently, burnished concrete has seen a boom in residential homes and commercial businesses. That’s because burnished concrete has some unique capabilities for a stylized look. For example, there’s a lot of potential for colour variations and decorative markings left from the trowel process from the initial concrete installation. This gives burnished polished concrete unique characteristics.

Installing Burnished Concrete

It’s essential to bear in mind that the burnishing process is NOT a simple one. Many amateur concrete contractors mess up the installation process. If you’re after burnished concrete floors in Brisbane or Gold Coast, you need to use MyFloor. That’s because:

  • We feature a team of highly trained and experienced concrete installation professionals
  • You get a free estimate for every new project
  • Our prices are fair and affordable
  • We offer extensive warranties
  • Our team excels at the troweling process
  • We NEVER cut corners when preparing a burnished surface
  • Much more!

As you can see, you’ll be in great hands with us at MyFloor. Now, let’s take a look at what it’s like to install burnished concrete.

#Step 1: Carefully pour the concrete slab evenly

The pouring is a significant step that many contractors neglect. If you don’t pour the concrete immaculately, it will show up on the finished floor. Any small bumps or imperfections will be highly visible.

#Step 2: Clean the concrete surface

Next, the concrete must be clean and perfectly finished. Our technicians take plenty of time and care when cleaning the concrete.

#Step 3: Power trowel to create a finish with a sheen

If your installer doesn’t know what they’re doing here, the results could be disastrous. When done right, all footprints and imperfections will vanish forever.

#Step 4: Apply a hardener or densifier

This agent significantly increases the strength and toughness of the concrete. It also creates shine and will be stain and water-resistant.

#Step 5: Burnish the concrete

This step is where we burnish the concrete with a grit pad. The higher the grit count, the glossier the concrete surface. We will smooth to the desired level of shine for the customer.

Where is Burnished Polished Concrete Used?

Burnished concrete has become very trendy in recent years. That’s thanks to its versatile applications. Here are some of the most popular locations that you’ll find burnished concrete in:

  • Warehouses and factories. Burnished concrete is a fantastic choice for industrial environments due to its durability. It can withstand massive amounts of traffic from both vehicles and pedestrians. It’s also a more cost-effective option than other flooring options. Not only that, but it’s also effortless to keep clean with minimal maintenance.
  • Retail stores. Colored or decorative burnished concrete works great in department stores. It’s also a popular option for hardware and wholesale stores. You can find burnished concrete in just about every Lowe’s and Home Depot!
  • Residential homes. Burnished concrete in homes has boomed in the past five to ten years. That’s because when done right, it can look incredible. With the proper use of color and power troweling, you can enjoy shiny surfaces that are works of art.

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Our Service Areas

  • South East Queensland
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Toowoomba
  • Northern New South Wales
  • Byron Bay
  • Tweed Heads

 

Where is Burnished Polished Concrete Used?

Burnished concrete has become very trendy in recent years. That’s thanks to its versatile applications. Here are some of the most popular locations that you’ll find burnished concrete in:

Burnished concrete is a fantastic choice for industrial environments due to its durability. It can withstand massive amounts of traffic from both vehicles and pedestrians. It’s also a more cost-effective option than other flooring options. Not only that, but it’s also effortless to keep clean with minimal maintenance.

Colored or decorative burnished concrete works great in department stores. It’s also a popular option for hardware and wholesale stores. You can find burnished concrete in just about every Lowe’s and Home Depot!

Burnished concrete in homes has boomed in the past five to ten years. That’s because when done right, it can look incredible. With the proper use of color and power troweling, you can enjoy shiny surfaces that are works of art.

FAQ

Will the installation process bring my business to a halt?

Not at all! We can work around your schedule. Our team will show up during off-hours and downtimes. We’re also very efficient and will get the job done in no time without sacrificing quality. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your beautifully burnished floors!

Is burnished concrete eco-friendly?

It is! There are many environmental advantages to using polished concrete. For one, concrete is a natural surface itself. Also, since polished concrete is durable and lasts for decades, it results in less waste. Its reflectiveness also saves money on electricity bills! Did you know that polished concrete is highly sought after in green-building projects? That’s because it’s frequently recycled and will reduce your carbon footprint!

    What is the difference between burnishing and polishing?

    Polishing concrete involves grinding back several layers of the slab. From there, you apply hardening agents and topical coatings. Burnishing is the act of heating, buffing, and melting a topical coating onto the surface. It absorbs into the tiny pores of the concrete and becomes smooth and shiny.

    How do you clean burnished concrete floors?

    You should dust mop the floor daily with a microfiber pad. That will keep particles from accumulating on the floor. It’s vital to keep your burnished floors free from dust as they can ruin the clarity. When wet mopping, warm water is your best bet. If you do use a cleaning agent, make sure that it is PH-neutral. Cleaners that are either alkaline or acidic can ruin your burnished floors!

      How long does burnished polished concrete last?

      If you properly maintain them, your floors will last for over 100 years. You read that right; you won’t have to replace your floors for an entire century!

      Who should install my burnished concrete floors in Brisbane or Gold Coast?

      You should use us at MyFloor! Our expert concrete installers have mastered the art of burnishing. Unlike other amateur installers, we nail the process every single time. We NEVER cut corners, and we feature free estimates and excellent warranties! We’re truly your best bet for burnished concrete floors in Australia. Please don’t wait to reach out to us today by dialing 1300 693-566 to speak to one of our professionals now!

      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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      What Our Clients Say

      We had My Floor in about 6 odd years ago to do a grind & seal. The floor has maintained it’s colouring, it’s durable, aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean and has shown no signs of wearing. I remember the first point of contact I had with My Floor, we were contacted back straight away, the process was easy and smooth , staff were friendly, and I believe it was reasonably priced. We’ve since been contacted with promotional deals for cleaning services and like before the customer service has been next to none. Will definitely be getting them back in future. Great job My Floor ????

      Racheal Frayer

      The MY Floors lads recently completed about 50 square metres of concrete mechanical floor polishing at my home in Newmarket. It was a very challenging job as it had to marry up with a floor they had done 6 years previously. It took about a week but the result is first class and durable forever. They kept going until my wife and I were totally satisfied with the finish. I would recommend My Floor to anyone who wants the real deal floor finish.

      Bengadesigns

      We are currently building a new home, My floor carried out beautiful polished concrete finish to the internal areas of our house, couldnt be more happier with the service provided and cannot wait to move in! Thank you again My Floor! We will definitely recommend My Floor to our friends.

      Hogan Lawrence

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