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Grind and Seal Polished Concrete

The Grind and Seal Polished concrete method is a popular choice due to initial installation costs often being less expensive than other concrete polishing options.

The grind and seal process is in a sense, self explanatory.

The first step is to grind back the top layer of concrete to expose as much stone as the customer wants – this will vary according to customer taste and the overall affect that they are trying to achieve.

Once the desired level of stone exposure has been reached we then employ finer diamond tools to get rid of and visible scratches and to prepare a flat surface ready for a coating. There are several cosmetic options available at this point in the process. It is possible to change the colour of the concrete by dyeing it Alternatively, if you desire a smoother, glass like surface, the concrete can be grouted to achieve this effect.

The final step involves applying a protective sealer to add that professional finish. The sealer can be a matte finish, semi-gloss or high gloss finish – the choice is yours.

Grind and seal polished concrete has several distinct advantages – these are :

  • Initial installation costs are usually noticeably lower than other polished concrete options.
  • Enhanced slip resistance can be achieved with the by addition of beading or grit.
  • The finished surface is non porous and therefore bacteria resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Outdoor options are available in either a UV satin finish or an etched & sealed system.

Grind and seal concreting can be adapted to a variety of situations both in commercial and residential situations. In many cases the finish will give you the exact look and feel that you desire.