Traditional polished concrete is the polished concrete that is first ground and then sealed with a topical sealer. This is hte best option for softer types of concrete like 20 and 25MPA. This is also a type of polished concrete and the DIYer can achieve themselves. YouTube is your friend !!! Once all the grinding is finished its time to choose a sealer. There are literally hundreds of different sealers on the market how do you choose? Its important to break it down on the area of application first. Is it inside or outside? IF outside you are going to want to use a more impregnating sealer otherwise it will be super slippery when wet. Inside you choice is wider. Do you want it glossy or more of a satin finish? Do you want a sealer that darkens the concrete gives it a wet look or do you prefer the more natural colour?
How do you get a burnished concrete finish?
Burnished concrete is the polished concrete finish where there is no aggregate exposed. This is achieved by a few steps. First the concrete when placed must be placed as level as possible as we are not removing any material from the surface any high's and lows will remain in the concrete. If your floor isn't laid flat when you look across it, it will look like the ripple of an ocean.
Projects and Awards
ARB Location: West Gosford Completed: 2020 Client: Hunter Group Holdings This was a complete knock…
BoatHouse Builder: Peloton Originally complete: 2015 Refurbished: 2017 This project was a challenge due to…
Brush Road Concretor - B & K Developments NSWArchitect - Osmond McLeod ArchitectsBuilder - B…
Clark Rubber Location: 2 different stores Client: Franchisee These stores had varying degrees on concrete…
Commercial Kitchen Location: Newcstle Scope: Client wanted an easy to clean surface. The existing floor…
Hilti Store Builder: Corporate Construction Group Location: Alexandria Specifications was to grind floor to…
Lands Building Builder: Hansen Yunken Terrazzo: DM Terrazzo Tiles were mostly removed by other contractors,…
LYONS HOUSE Location: Blue Bay, NSW Construciton: $2.275 M, Completed 2016 Bulding Area: 173m² Site…
Minnamurra Visitor Centre Architect: Phillips Marler Builder: Patterson Building Group Winner – Refurbishment/Renovation/Extension $7 million…
Moonan Flats Architect/Designer: H2O ArchitectureConcrete Contractor: Upper Hunter ConcretingCompletion Date: 2016Winner - . New Construction Polished Concrete…
Moran Residence Concrete Easymix 80% Quartz 20% BasaltConcretor - B & K Developments NSWArchitect - SJH Planning…
Ned's Beach House Location: Shelly Beach, NSW Architect: EDH Group Builder: Gordon Haggerty Constructions Awards: …
Shiploads Stores Locations: New Norfold, Launceston, Kings Meadows. Each space presented their own challenges. Some…
Vinyl Stripping - Adelene Village Builder: Coastal Construction Location: Wyoming Scope: Remove vinyl and grind…
An example of some of the awards and featured articles Diagrind ® has been apart of. Diagrind ® has worked with a large range of small to medium to large builders both commercial retail and residential.
Some of our partners include but are not limited to ; Lend Lease, Mudgecorp, North Constructions, B & K Developments NSW, Evoke, Maddem Constructions, Davy Constructions, Sydney International Airport, Corporate Construction Group, Intermain, Sydney Tafe, LA Group, Coastal Constructions, Greg Mitchel Building, Five Three Designs, Peloton, Parchem, AMS Group, Worthington, Prestige, Converse, Kennards Storage, Storage King, Shiploads to name just a few.
Our projects have ranged from simple tile removal and floor preparation through to the high end finishes seen in architectural homes like those featured in our award winning homes below. When working on some of our award winning architectural homes we are involved from the very begining before the concrete is ever poured. This allows for the best outcome and to minimise artefacts. .
Our Commercial and retail projects often we are working with concrete that is pre-existing. Diagrind ® however will work with what is there to bring out the best possible outcome for our clients. One very important factor in retail and commercial is time. Diagrind ® uses the best equipment on the market to ensure every project is completed in time and on budget.
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Featuring Diagirnd Polished concrete
Diamond Polished Concrete; What is it?
The term polish concrete incompases a few different ways to finish a concrete floor. Dimond polished ocnrete refers to the method used to polish the floor, that is diamonds and diamond impregnated resins and used to progressively polish the floor/concrete like you would a marble floor. This method is a green approach to polished concrete and is ideal for a variety of situations ;
GRIND AND SEAL WHICH SEALER DO YOU CHOOSE?
Why concrete placement is so important
Why is placement so important? You can just grind it out and fix it right .....?
You can see in this picture marks left behind by the screed being left/pushed on the concrete slab. Is this a big problem? Your going to helicopter over the top right it will end up all smooth and even so its not a problem right?