Hone and Seal

Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

Hone and Seal Polished Concrete

Are you looking for a way to extend the life of your outside concrete areas in Brisbane or Gold Coast? Then hone and seal outdoor polished concrete from My Floor is your best bet! Honed concrete is one of our many concrete polishing options. Let’s take a look at what the hone and seal process is all about. That way, you can see if honed concrete is right for you!

Understanding Hone and Seal Polished Concrete

First off, honed concrete is almost exclusively an external concrete finish. The reason has to do with how the sealant works. Other options like grind and seal use a topical coating that adds shine and durability. Honed concrete uses an impregnating sealant that absorbs deep into the concrete surface. That’s what gives honed concrete its superior resistance for harsh outdoor conditions. You want to use hone and seal for your driveways, patios, porches, and other heavy traffic areas.

Honed concrete is also slip-resistant due to its lack of gloss or smooth coating finish. Other polished concrete options like Mechanical Polished Concrete feature high levels of gloss and shine. While this is aesthetically pleasing, it’s not ideal for outside areas. That’s because mechanically polished concrete can become very slippery when wet. You will never have this issue with hone and seal polished concrete systems by My Floor!

The process of honed concrete is to grind back the substrate to reveal the aggregate underneath. The amount of aggregate we show is up to you. There are three levels of exposure you can choose for your honed concrete finish. They are: 

  • Nil exposure: Little to no aggregate exposure at all. There will be predominantly areas where there is no aggregate but you may see a small amount of exposure in random areas. The aggregate that is there will be very fine and small. Nil exposure is great for patios, footpaths, and driveways. Nil exposure hone and seal is very cost effective as there is a very minimal amount of grinding before the penetrating sealer is applied.
  • Medium exposure: This is where you start to see more of the coarse larger aggregate. While not full exposure, you will see more stone on the floor than with nil. There will be a handful of areas that feature no aggregate whatsoever.
  • Full exposure: If you want to see large amounts of aggregate, full exposure is the best option. With this option, we will expose the most amount of aggregate that we can for your concrete. With this option, there still may be small areas where there is little to no stone exposure. That’s why it’s a popular and classy option for outdoor entertaining areas!
Perfect Areas for Hone and Seal Polished Concrete

Now let’s take a look at the most common areas that use honed concrete. They are:

  • Driveways. Honed concrete is perfect for driveways because of its fantastic durability. Not only that, but due to its smooth surface non slip surface, your driveway will stay looking fresh for years. You see, traditional concrete creates a dusty surface and will start to wear down from your car tyres over time. With honed and sealed concrete, you can effectively extend the life of concrete driveway!
  • Footpaths and walkways. Since honed concrete is smooth and slip-resistant, it’s great for residential external concrete areas. That way, visitors can enjoy walking barefoot on your concrete around the house!
  • Pool areas. Honed concrete is wildly popular in outdoor pool areas. With full aggregate exposure, it’s a great choice that will add value to your pool! Not only does it look great, but its slip-resistance will keep you from falling in the water!
  • Outdoor public areas. Do you run a strip mall or outlet shopping area in Brisbane or Gold Coast? Then honed concrete is a fantastic option for you. It’ll stay clean and is durable enough to endure a ton of foot traffic. With colored dyes and aggregate exposure, it can look classy and pristine!

In short, honed concrete is your top choice for any outdoor area. The main downside is that you don’t get to select a level of gloss finish for hone and seal systems. That means that the floors won’t have the level of shine and gloss that MPC and grind and seal floors do. Not to worry, as you can also use grind and seal polished concrete systems on external areas if you prefer a glossy external polished concrete. If you add a slip-resistant agent to the concrete, you’ll be fine. Despite this, honed concrete still reigns supreme in the outdoor arena. It’s durable, looks great, is cost-effective, and requires little to no maintenance. Don’t wait to reach out to us at My Floor if you’re looking for a hone and seal concrete system in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland!

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Perfect Areas for Hone and Seal Polished Concrete

Now let’s take a look at the most common areas that use honed concrete. They are: 

Honed concrete is perfect for driveways because of its fantastic durability. Not only that, but due to its smooth surface non slip surface, your driveway will stay looking fresh for years. You see, traditional concrete creates a dusty surface and will start to wear down from your car tyres over time. With honed and sealed concrete, you can effectively extend the life of concrete driveway! 

Since honed concrete is smooth and slip-resistant, it’s great for residential external concrete areas. That way, visitors can enjoy walking barefoot on your concrete around the house! 

Honed concrete is wildly popular in outdoor pool areas. With full aggregate exposure, it’s a great choice that will add value to your pool! Not only does it look great, but its slip-resistance will keep you from falling in the water! 

Do you run a strip mall or outlet shopping area in Brisbane or Gold Coast? Then honed concrete is a fantastic option for you. It’ll stay clean and is durable enough to endure a ton of foot traffic. With colored dyes and aggregate exposure, it can look classy and pristine! 

In short, honed concrete is your top choice for any outdoor area. The main downside is that you don’t get to select a level of gloss finish for hone and seal systems. That means that the floors won’t have the level of shine and gloss that MPC and grind and seal floors do. Not to worry, as you can also use grind and seal polished concrete systems on external areas if you prefer a glossy external polished concrete. If you add a slip-resistant agent to the concrete, you’ll be fine. Despite this, honed concrete still reigns supreme in the outdoor arena. It’s durable, looks great, is cost-effective, and requires little to no maintenance. Don’t wait to reach out to us at My Floor if you’re looking for a hone and seal concrete system in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland! 

FAQ

What does honed concrete mean?

Honing refers to grinding a concrete surface to expose the aggregates. The deeper the honing, the more coarse the aggregate exposure. A shallow honing results in tiny, fine aggregate, while a deep honing does the opposite. Unlike grind and seal systems, there’s no topical coating. Instead, an impregnating sealant penetrates deep into the concrete for increased durability. It’s also stain-resistant and slip-resistant! It’s considered the best outdoor polished concrete option.

How do you clean honed concrete?

As a rule of thumb, you NEVER want to use ammonia, bleach, vinegar, or other acidic or alkaline cleaners. Instead, warm water and a mild detergent are all you need. Your cleaning schedule should go as follows. First, you should dry mop your floors several times a week. Then, it would be best to damp mop with warm water or a mild detergent at least once a week. Remember, if you do use a cleaner, make sure it has a neutral PH. This is crucial for keeping your honed concrete looking great without damaging it!

Can you have polished concrete outside?

You can, but you don’t want MPC floors. Those are too shiny and slippery for outdoor surfaces. Honed concrete is the ideal outdoor option because of its impregnating sealer. It fortifies and reinforces the concrete to become durable without getting slippery. Also, there is no gloss finish to get greasy on honed concrete. If you still desire a glossy outdoor surface, you can use a grind and seal system with a non-slip additive.

Who should install my hone and seal concrete system in Brisbane?

My Floor should, of course! We feature an elite level team of concrete technicians. Not only that, but we’re an industry leader in polished floors and epoxy coatings. We’re always attending conferences and seminars to stay on the cutting edge! We also feature great prices, free estimates, and extensive warranties. Feel free to give us a call at 1300 693 566 to talk to one of our experts today!

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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