Polished Concrete / HiPerfloor

Polished Concrete

Levels of Aggregate Exposure

If you prefer a more 'minimalist' look of plain concrete, Hiperfloor can be applied to the concrete with little or no stone exposure creating a beautiful yet effective surface finish.
However, the Hiperfloor system can be used to grind down to the level of stone exposure you desire.

Light Exposure

Lightly grinding the concrete surface will produce a polished concrete finished with a minimal amount of aggregate exposure. The concrete will be ground to a flat surface.

Medium exposure

This grinding process produces a varying degree of aggregate exposure. The grinding equipment is used to grind deeper into the concrete however depending on the concrete and the pouring of the concrete slab, there may be some barer patches. This often suits an older slab where there has been no control over the pouring of the concrete.

High Exposure

A heavy level of exposure can be achieved when the concrete slab has specifically been poured with concrete polishing in mind. You will be able to plan and select which sort of stone and sizes you want. The machines are used to achieve a high exposure of aggregate or to the level you desire. If your planning to pour your concrete slab specifically for hiperfloor we recommend that you call us prior to pouring as this can make a big difference to your finished surface.

Concrete is a very unique product, and because it contains natural elements no two slabs are ever the same. It is impossible to predict what the aggregate effect will look like, the hardness of the concrete surface and the time required to exposure. High exposure is susceptible to barer patches if the concrete is not poured correctly.

Colour
Colour may also be added to the concrete mix whether it is polished or coated.

Shine
A mirror like finish can be achieved in a satin, semigloss or high gloss.

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Polished Concrete Slab Preparation Guidelines

Slab Preparation Guidelines

New Slab

When a slab is poured, it can be specifically formulated by selecting the stone or aggregate, grind and sealer to achieve a particular finish. Prior to any frames or walls being erected it is preferable to grind the slab to achieve an overall even exposure. Once any walls are erected the edges around the frames limit the amount of exposure that can be achieved.

Existing Concrete Floor

Existing concrete floors that may have been previously covered by carpet, timber, vinyl or tiles are leveled and any glue or product is removed from the slab. A grind and seal method or hiperfloor finish can be used depending on your preference. Whilst any imperfections are removed, some blemishes may still be apparent. The result is still a character filled, modern floor.

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Polished Concrete Maintenance and Cleaning

Maintenance and Cleaning

Once your polished concrete has been installed the next step is to maintain it on a regular basis. Your maintenance regime and the frequency of cleaning are largely dependent by the amount of traffic your floor receives.

Cleaning

Sweeping regularly with a microfiber cloth or vacuuming will prolong the maintenance life cycle of your polished concrete floor. Dirt or grit will act as an abrasive and can impair the shine of polished concrete. The use of a doormat is recommended to minimise dirt or grit.

Mopping your floor with warm water is adequate however; you may like to use a mild PH neutral floor cleaner.

We do not recommend the use of any bleach products or acid based cleaners like vinegar, as it slowly breaks down the sealer. Abrasive cleaning cloths will also diminish the gloss of the surface and leave scuff marks because of the abrasive components.

Accidental Spills

Always clean spills like coffee or wine as soon as possible so they don't absorb into the surface. Certain substances if left on the floor for a period of time can leave the area discoloured. Any acidic stains can cut the surface if not cleaned up in a timely manner.

Maintenance

A well cared for floor will always stand the test of time. However, a maintenance coat can be done to rejuvenate a worn surface. Please contact Murray Valley Concrete Polishing for further information.

 

Polished Concrete In Your Home

Polished Concrete in Your Home

Polished concrete compliments any new home or enhances any tired existing floor into something fresh. The reflective properties of a polished concrete surface increases the lighting throughout your home, which also reduces your energy bill.

Most homes will already have an existing concrete foundation, which means polished concrete would be an economical choice for any home renovations.

Polished concrete is different to any other floor surface. It's looks and practicality compliments any home environment or any décor. It is an excellent option for allergy sufferers as the dust sits on the hardened concrete making it extremely easy to keep clean and dust free. It is stain resistant, and its increased hardness enables it to be abrasion resistant for long term durability. 

Advantages of Polished Concrete in Your Home:

  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to keep clean
  • Quiet
  • Ascetically pleasing
  • Economical choice
  • Reduced environmental impact – energy bill reduced
  • Reduced dust – great for allergy sufferers
  • Stain resistant
  • Abrasion resistant
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Polished Concrete for Industrial & Commercial Business

Polished Concrete for Industrial & Commercial Business

Why Choose Polished Concrete?

  • Increased lighting in premises
  • Suitable for high traffic areas
  • Durability
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Slip resistant
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Easy to keep clean

Polished Concrete / Hiperfloor is increasingly becoming the flooring of choice for it's beauty and unmatched practical advantages in commercial and industrial spaces.

Commercial spaces need to be hardwearing, able to withstand high traffic and stain resistance (depending on the business) whilst being an attractive feature for your business.

We cater to any size spaces, large to small. We have machinery and vehicle back up so there will never be any delay in finishing your job to your time schedule.

Polished Concrete is perfect for a range of Commercial settings:

  • Salons
  • Offices
  • Show rooms
  • Garages
  • Pubs and Clubs
  • Supermarkets
  • Pathways
  • Restaurants
  • Retail outlets
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