The Hiperfloor system and polished concrete is a level, non slip surface safe for use in the home including driveways, pool surrounds, patios, footpaths, sheds and garages. Also shop and show rooms, foyers, restaurants or a warehouse environment.

What is Hiperfloor™?

The Hiperfloor system and polished concrete is a level, non slip surface safe for use in the home including driveways, pool surrounds, patios, footpaths, sheds and garages. Also shop and show rooms, foyers, restaurants or a warehouse environment.

Hiperfloor is a combination of three different technologies, machines, chemicals and resin bond polishing diamonds producing a truly high performance flooring option.

In Hiperfloor, we are creating an environment where the concrete is the wearing surface not a coating. Concrete is already one of the most durable surfaces known to man but by chemically treating it and then polishing it we are substantially increasing the surface abrasion resistance and wearing properties.
The end result is a cost effective, extremely low maintenance flooring alternative.

The Process

The process includes a succession of steps of diamond grinding using progressively finer grit sizes, application of a liquid densifier and deep penetrating invisible sealer with final polishing and buff.

A silicate is applied to the concrete surface to react with the calcium hydroxide (also known as free lime) that is formed during the production of concrete (when the cement reacts with water).

The product formed during this reaction is calcium silicate, a crystalline, glassy structure. It forms in the pores of the concrete near the surface and is the main contributor for increasing the surface hardness of the concrete. The increased surface hardness enhances the concrete's abrasion resistance (it is already naturally abrasion resistant).

The combination of calcium silicate forming in the concrete along with polishing of the concrete has the following added benefits:

  • A non dusting surface is produced
  • A surface significantly resistant to marking
  • The surface tension of the concrete is increased, therefore making the surface less prone to absorption (via capillary action).

A penetrating sealer can be applied to the surface at the end of the process to make the concrete significantly more resistant to fats, oils, water and acids. It lines the surfaces of the capillaries in the concrete creating significantly more surface tension preventing absorption into the concrete.

It provides the following benefits:

  • It is not a surface/topical sealer and therefore cannot blister, wear off or discolour
  • Enables the concrete to breathe
  • Can enrich the colour of the concrete

 

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