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Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney

Carpet Removal Sydney (Dust-Free)

Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney and Concrete Polishing is our team’s specialty. Our Dust-Free Concrete Polishing Floors team has been trained, licensed, insured, and equipped with all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the most high-end, latest-model, concrete grinders, concrete polishers and dust extractors from the most well-known brands to get the job done safer, faster and more efficiently than our competitors while still maintaining a better price!

Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney’s service includes the whole package, our highly experienced specialist Dust-Free Concrete Polishing Floors team will come to your property, do all the Dust-Free Concrete Grinding to remove any slight variations in the concrete slab and remove any glue, paint, and epoxy residues as well as any other coating on the concrete slab. So that you have a clean, level, and smooth floor.

We will make sure that your concrete slab is ready for the Dust-Free Concrete Polishing Floors team to start the process. Once the concrete slab is clean our Concrete Polishing Floors team will come in and give you the desired finish requested. We offer a large range of different Concrete Polishing Floor services, as well as different types of ‘Finishes‘ and ‘Shines

Our Concrete Polishing Floors team will use only the latest high-quality and high-powered Dust-Free Concrete Grinding & Dust-Free Concrete Polishing Floor equipment with the latest diamond disc and plug technology to ensure that your project runs smoothly and you get your desired finish.

At Dust-Free Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney, we specialise in small to large industrial projects, there is no job too big for us! our Dust-Free Concrete Polishing Floors team has done thousands of jobs to ensure that we only have the most qualified and highly trained teams on-site at all times, We have flawless reviews and the most stunning work in Sydney!

While using our Dust-Free Concrete Floor Polishers connected to our dust extractors we can maintain a virtually Dust-Free environment* using the latest most high-end commercial dust extractors for you free of charge!

We are Australia’s #1 Concrete Polishing company, we provide more information for our clients than any other website in the world regarding this subject. This page has EVERYTHING you need to know. We also have links to blog posts for further information.

We Will Beat All Of Our Competitor’s Quotes By Up To 10%*
We Will Never Ever Be Beaten On Price At Dust-Free Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney!
We Also Offer Massive Discounts Off Our Normal Advertised Prices If You Have A Large Job!

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What Dust-Free Concrete Grinding Services Do We Offer?

At Concrete Grinding Sydney, we offer over 50 different Concrete Grinding services. Please view the list below of the Concrete Grinding services that we offer.

Please note:
That all of the hyperlinks in ‘ORANGE‘ are hyperlinks to the page related to that service.
While all of the hyperlinks in ‘BLACK‘ do not have hyperlinks to any page but they are still services that we offer.

Concrete Grinding – Residential – (3MM MAX)
Concrete Grinding – Commercial – (6MM MAX)
Coating Removal – (6MM MAX)
Bump Removal – (8MM MAX)
Coating Removal – Double Layer – (12MM MAX)
Stencil Concrete Removal
Stamped Concrete Removal
Spraycrete Removal
Concrete Scarification
Concrete Shotblasting
Paint On Concrete Removal
Thin Set Glue Removal
Pressure Sensitive Glue Removal
High Build Glue Removal
Polyurethane Glue Removal
Urethane or Wood Glue Removal
Acrylic Glue Removal
Water-Based Glue Removal
Solvent-Based Glue Removal
Epoxy Glue Removal
Mastic Glue Removal (NON-ASBESTOS ONLY)
Glue Residue Removal (ALL TYPES)
Adhesive Removal (ALL TYPES)
Restore Old Concrete Slabs
Oil, Grease & Tyemark Stains
Trip Hazard Removal
Tile Grout Removal
Sand & Cement Bedding Removal
Removal of Cement Based Beddings
Expose Aggregate
Residue Removal
Resin Flooring / Screed / Coating Removal
Cement Residue Removal
Magnesite Residue Removal
Polyurethane Coating Removal
Spray Paint Removal
Screed Residue Removal
Graffiti Removal
Concrete Sealer Removal
Burnished Concrete Removal
Dyed Concrete Removal
Line Marking Removal (ALL TYPES)
Elastomeric Coating Removal
Ucrete Coating Removal
Hycrete Coating Removal
Flowcrete Coating Removal
Flowfresh Coating Removal
Cementitious Polyurethane Flooring System
Polyurethane (PU) Cement Removal
Polyurethane (PU) Screed Removal
Polyurethane (PU) Resin Screed Removal
Tactile Coating/Tactile Paving Removal
Thermoplastic Paint Removal
Concrete Polishing
Honed Concrete
Grind and Seal
Hand Grinding
Hand Grinding – Stairs
Wall Grinding
Wall Grinding – Skirting Boards
Epoxy Flooring/Coating Removal (ALL TYPES)
Epoxy Metallic Coating Removal
Epoxy Slipzone Removal
Epoxy Slip Resistant Walkway Removal
Epoxy Flake Coating Removal
Epoxy Line Removal
Epoxy Self-Leveling / Screed / Coating Removal
Epoxy Aircraft Hanger Coating Removal
Epoxy High Build Removal
Epoxy Garage Coating Removal
Epoxy Warehouse And Workshop Coating Removal
Epoxy Industrial Coating Removal
Epoxy For Kitchen And Food Processing Areas Removal
Waterproof Membrane Removal (ALL TYPES)
Rooftop Waterproofing Membrane Removal (All Types)
Rubber Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Cosmofin Sheet Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Polyurethane Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Acrylic Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Sheet Waterproofing Membrane Removal
PVC Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Epoxy Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Water-Based Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Cementitious Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Liquid Acrylic Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Liquid Bituminous Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Liquid Cementitious Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Liquid Polyurethane Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Liquid Rubber Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Torched-on Waterproofing Membrane Removal
Waterproofing Paint Removal
Bituminous Waterproofing Membrane Removal (NON-ASBESTOS ONLY)
Concrete Grinding Sydney

What Dust-Free Concrete Polishing Services Do You Offer?

We offer a full range of Concrete Polishing services. From a Grind and Seal Package to Mechanically Polished Concrete!

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONCRETE POLISHING SERVICES:
1. Honed Concrete
2. Grind and Sealed Concrete

3. Polished Concrete (Mechanically Polished Concrete)

DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHINES:
– Matte Finish (#200 GRIT)
– Satin Finish (#400 GRIT)
– Semi-Gloss Finish (#800 GRIT)
– Gloss Finish (#1,500 GRIT)
– High-Gloss Finish (#3,000 GRIT)

DIFFERENT TYPES OF FINISHES:
Cream Finish (No Exposure)
Salt and Pepper Finish (Medium Exposure)
Full Aggregate Exposure (Full Exposure)

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How Much Does Concrete Grinding Cost Per Square Metre?

$10 – $90 Per Square Metre*

How Much Does Concrete Grinding Cost Per Square Metre? Concrete Grinding costs vary quite a lot from company to company or private contractor to private contractor. Here at Concrete Grinding Sydney, we guarantee that we will always be upfront with pricing, with no hidden extras.

On average Concrete Grinding Costs $10 – $60 Per Square Metre for jobs that require a General Grind.

On average Concrete Grinding Costs $10 – $90 Per Square Metre for jobs that require a Coating Removal.

These prices may vary depending on a large range of factors though, so please only use this as a general guide.
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These are the main factors that we take into account when quoting:
– How thick the coating is (0 – 6mm)
– How many layers there are
– How many MM may need to be ground down

– How many square metres require Concrete Grinding
– Access to the site (LIFT or STAIRS? and what LEVEL?)
– What level is the property on? (Access to the property)
– What service is required (General Grind? Coating Removal?)
– The condition of the concrete that requires Concrete Grinding
– What level of power can be provided? (10AMP > 15AMP OR 3PHASE)

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How Much Does Concrete Polishing Cost Per Square Metre?

$80 – $120 Per Square Metre*

How Much Does Concrete Polishing Cost Per Square Metre? Concrete Polishing costs vary quite a lot from company to company or private contractor to private contractor. Here at Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney, we guarantee that we will always be upfront with pricing, with no hidden extras.

On average Concrete Polishing Costs $80 Per Square Metre for jobs that require Honed Concrete.

On average Concrete Polishing Costs $100 Per Square Metre for jobs that require a Grind and Seal.

On average Concrete Polishing Costs $100 – $120 Per Square Metre for jobs that require Concrete Polishing.

These prices may vary depending on a large range of factors though, so please only use this as a general guide.
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These are the main factors that we take into account when quoting:
– If any floor preparation is required
– Are any repairs required to the concrete?
– How many MM may need to be ground down

– How many square metres require Concrete Grinding
– How many square metres require Concrete Polishing
– Access to the site (LIFT or STAIRS? and what LEVEL?)
– What level is the property on? (Access to the property)
– What service is required (Honed, Grind and Sealed, Polished?)
– What level of power can be provided? (10AMP > 15AMP OR 3PHASE)
– The condition of the concrete that requires Concrete Grinding / Polishing

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How Much Does It Cost To Concrete Grind Your Stairs?

Stairs – $20 – $40 Per Step*

Landings – $40 – $80 Per Landing*

On average Concrete Grinding Stairs Costs $20 – $40 Per Step for jobs that require Hand Grinding.

On average Concrete Grinding Landings Costs $40 – $80 Per Landing for jobs that require Hand Grinding.

These are the factors that we take into account when quoting:
– How many MM may need to be ground off
– How thick the coating is (0 – 6mm) on the stairs
– How many layers there are (if a coating was applied)
– What level is the property on? (Access to the property)
– Access to the site (LIFT or STAIRS? and what LEVEL?)
– The condition of the concrete that requires Hand Grinding
– What level of power can be provided? (10AMP > 15AMP OR 3PHASE)
– What service is required (General Grind? Coating Removal? Flooring Removal?)
– How many STEPS and/or LANDINGS that require Hand Grinding and/or Removal
– The SIZE of the steps (Extra Wide or Extra Long Steps may increase the prices listed above)

These prices may vary depending on a large range of factors though, so please only use this as a general guide.Hand Grinding Sydney Dust-Free 1

How Much Does It Cost To Concrete Polish Your Stairs?

Stairs – $40 – $70 Per Step*

Landings – $90 – $120 Per Landing*

On average Concrete Polishing on Stairs Costs $40 – $70 Per Step for jobs that require Polishing.

On average Concrete Polishing on Landings Costs $90 – $120 Per Landing for jobs that require Polishing.

These are the factors that we take into account when quoting:
– If any floor preparation is required
– Are any repairs required to the concrete?
– How many MM may need to be ground down

– How many steps and landings require polishing
– Access to the site (LIFT or STAIRS? and what LEVEL?)
– What level is the property on? (Access to the property)
– What service is required (Honed, Grind and Sealed, Polished?)
– What level of power can be provided? (10AMP > 15AMP OR 3PHASE)
– The condition of the concrete that requires Concrete Grinding / Polishing
– The size of the steps (Extra Wide or Extra Long Steps may increase the prices listed above)

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How Much Does Commercial Concrete Grinding Cost Per Square Metre?

Commercial Concrete Grinding clients will receive larger discounts depending on how large the area is and what we are removing from the concrete. Here at Concrete Grinding Sydney, we guarantee that we will always be upfront with pricing, with no hidden extras.

On average Commercial Concrete Grinding Costs $5 – $15 Per Square Metre for jobs that require a General Grind.

On average Commercial Concrete Grinding Costs $5 – $20 Per Square Metre for jobs that require Coating Removals.

These prices may vary depending on a large range of factors though, so please only use this as a general guide.
Click here for a further understanding of “How Much Does Concrete Grinding Cost

These are the main factors that we take into account when quoting:
– How many layers there are
– How thick the coating is (0 – 6mm)
– How many MM may need to be ground down

– How many square metres require Concrete Grinding
– Access to the site (LIFT or STAIRS? and what LEVEL?)
– What level is the property on? (Access to the property)
– What service is required (General Grind? Coating Removal?)
– The condition of the concrete that requires Concrete Grinding
– What level of power can be provided? (10AMP > 15AMP OR 3PHASE)

These prices may vary depending on a large range of factors though, so please only use this as a general guide.Industrial Concrete Grinding Sydney - Concrete Grinding Sydney

Disposal Of All Silica Dust Bags – Commercial & Industrial Jobs

$0 – $300 (Depending on job size)

Here at Concrete Grinding Sydney, we take all your rubbish away with us for disposal at your local resource management centre (recycling whenever possible). This saves our clients hundreds of dollars in hiring skip bins, as well as the frustration of the whole process of hiring one and having to have a skip bin sit in your front yard for days. Most Concrete Grinding jobs will have no disposal of waste cost, but some may. The deciding factor is (How many square metres require concrete grinding is the deciding factor on your disposal of waste charge as the larger the job, the more silica dust bags will be produced. Most jobs will have no disposal fee.)Concrete Grinding Sydney - Grinding Concrete Sydney

Is Concrete Grinding Required After Flooring Removal?

Yes, if you have a CONCRETE subfloor, your Flooring has most likely been glued down. Once our team has removed your Flooring, you will see a glue residue that will need to be ground off your concrete using a Concrete Grinder. We need to grind your concrete to remove any remaining residue to allow the successful reinstallation of a new flooring system, coating, or floor levelling compound.
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Is Concrete Grinding Required Before Concrete Polishing?

Yes, Concrete Grinding should always occur before Concrete Polishing. The appropriate Floor Preparation before Concrete Polishing is required to ensure that you start with a clean, flat surface and start at the appropriate grit level (#16 – #30).

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Is Floor Preparation Required Before I Polish Concrete?

Yes, Floor Preparation should always occur before the Concrete Polishing process.

To Polish Concrete you must ensure:
1) any previous flooring system or coating has been removed
2) any residue from the previous flooring system or coating has been removed
3) The appropriate floor preparation has been applied
– Concrete Cancer Repairs
– Concrete Crack Repairs
– Concrete Grinding
– Floor Levelling

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What Is The Difference Between Concrete Grinding and Concrete Polishing?

There are some key differences between Concrete Grinding and Concrete Polishing. The terms can be confusing and the equipment used for both services are the same although the result is different. Here we will examine the difference between Concrete Grinding and Concrete Polishing so that you can be as informed as possible when it comes to your job site and make an informed decision on what service you require.

Concrete Grinding

Concrete Grinding involves an abrasive tool, like the Walk Behind Concrete Grinder or a Hand Held Concrete Grinder, in combination with a diamond disc or plug attachments combined with commercial silica dust extractors. 

Concrete Grinders use rotating diamond teeth discs on specialised Concrete Grinding equipment to slowly shave off small portions of concrete and level, smooth, or clean the surface of a concrete slab to allow the successful reinstallation of a new Flooring SystemFloor Coating or Floor Levelling product. Or simply have a clean, level, and smooth concrete floor.

Concrete Grinding is used to remove residues, imperfections, glues, bumps, spraycrete, paints, epoxies, waterproof membranes, stencil concrete, etc from your concrete slab.

Concrete Grinding is a MUST before installing a new flooring system, coating or floor levelling product to ensure that the new flooring system, coating or floor levelling product does not fail as they need a smooth, clean surface to bond to which is achieved through Concrete Grinding
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Concrete Polishing

Polishing Concrete is very similar to sanding wood. Machines equipped with diamond-segmented abrasives (akin to sandpaper) are used to grind down concrete surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness. When sanding wood, you gradually progress from coarser-grit to finer-grit abrasives. (In this case, grit is the particle size of the diamond.) The result is a glossy, mirror-like finish.

Polished Concrete Floors are achieved by Mechanically Polishing Concrete Floors through a series of steps using different grit diamond tooling. We start at a coarse #16 grit and work up to a possible #3000 grit for a high gloss mirror image finish. We can stop at different grit levels for your desired gloss finish.

During the process, the concrete is densified using a concrete hardener strengthening the surface of your concrete floor and enhancing the level of shine. The concrete is also grouted, and cracks will be filled with cement-based products or epoxy hardeners this process fills in air pockets and cracks that are exposed.

Once the process is finished our team applies a stain guard to help protect the floor against any contaminants. Our team uses the latest equipment, tooling, and chemicals to achieve the highest standard of Polished Concrete possible.

Are There Variations In Polished Concrete Floors?

– Aggregate Exposure: The amount of aggregate exposed can significantly affect the appearance. Aggregate is not always symmetrical on the floor.

– Concrete Mix: The composition of the concrete mix can vary from one batch to another, leading to differences in colour and texture. Pouring a fresh concrete slab is sometimes the only way to bypass this issue.

– Different Aggregates: Different concrete slabs will alter the look of your polished concrete, It is important to understand what aggregate you have in your concrete before picking a colour, unless you are planning to pour a new slab and have discussed this already with your builder/concreter.

– Surface Imperfections: Polished concrete can be affected by any existing imperfections on the concrete. Cracks, blemishes, or irregularities in the concrete can also affect the final appearance.

– Polishing Process: The polishing process itself can be adjusted to achieve different levels of sheen and reflectivity. The choice of polishing pads, the number of polishing passes, and the use of chemical treatments can all influence the final appearance.

– Dye or Stain: Many polished concrete floors are enhanced with dyes or stains to achieve specific colours or patterns. The type and application of these colouring agents can lead to variations in the appearance.

– Environmental Factors: The environment in which the concrete is poured and cured can impact its final appearance. Temperature, humidity, rain, and other conditions can affect how the concrete sets and cures, which can result in variations in colour and texture.
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So Why Does The Slab Need 28 Days To Cure Before Concrete Polishing?

The 28-day curing time is standard in the concrete industry and comes into play on almost every project. “Wait for 28 days before application” or “Concrete requires a 28-day cure before this or that can take place” — including the application of most decorative sealers, coatings, stains, toppings, or polished concrete — is a common tagline. That is because the concrete needs to have a certain strength, or is there something else going on?

The 28-day standard comes from decades of testing that determined concrete achieves 99% of its strength in 28 days. The American Concrete Institute, ASTM International, and Portland Cement Association all reference the 28-day time frame as the accepted standard for measuring compressive strength. It’s an arbitrary number based on concrete cylinder tests.

It’s also important because it sets a standard and establishes consistency in testing. Mix design and curing conditions have more to do with strength than a set number of days. According to “The 28-Day Myth” published by the National Precast Concrete Association, it’s estimated that concrete reaches 75% of this 28-day compressive strength in seven days, and its strength will remain stable or even increase over time.

Use a Type III-high early cement in your mix and you can achieve 3,000 psi concrete in 24 hours. Most ASTM testing lists a 24-hour, 7-day, and 28-day time frame. All three are important milestones and provide information on how materials are performing compared to a standard.

If anyone tries to Polish Concrete Floors before the 28-day curing period has elapsed, it’s possible to damage the slab when grinding or to instantly achieve a much fuller exposure than you would like. Some contractors only wait a week or two, but we’ve seen areas of concrete that have been ‘ripped up’ by premature grinding.

In some cases, it is possible to grind a slab after 21 days instead of 28 days, and we can assess that on a case-by-case basis. However, we normally recommend the full 28 days to ensure proper curing. We are aware that some contractors are willing to grind a slab after 14 days or even sooner, but we view this as extremely risky.

Being a company that guarantees the high quality of our work, at Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney, we don’t like to take any chances with your slab. After all, concrete slabs are the valuable foundation of your new home or premises, and we truly believe you will find that the 28 days are worth the wait.

– Technically, most commercial concrete is strong enough to be polished just three days after pouring.

As a general rule, the concrete should be cured for 28 days before we arrive to do the Polish. Then we can do the Polish all at once, or in 2 stages. If we are to do the procedure all at once, we do the floors after the frame is up and the internals are watertight.

– However, that doesn’t mean you should jump the gun and do it that soon. Part of the polishing process is using a densifier to make sure the slab is hard and dense enough for the grinding and polishing process.

If we need to do it in 2 stages, it requires us to do an initial grind and grout before the frame is erected and a protective coating is placed over the floor until works have been completed or just before the plaster. We then remove the protective coating and Polish up the floor. It is much better for everyone if we come in after the frame is up, but before the skirting and plaster gets done.
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When Is The Best Time To Polish Concrete If I Have A New Slab?

We recommend that you get in touch with us as soon as you can. We like to give the Concrete will take approximately 28 days to cure before we can begin Concrete Grinding. The curing period is very important to develop both the strength and durability of the concrete.

Also, when concrete is cured properly, it has a sufficient level of moisture to keep it from drying out, better volume stability, and increased resistance to thawing, freezing, abrasion, and scaling. The curing process cannot be rushed — especially in Sydney, with its varied weather. That is why we like to set aside 28 days to ensure the best quality for your concrete.

After the concrete has cured, there are two options: We can either complete the Polishing in two separate stages or all at once or in two stages. If we do the procedure in two stages, we come in and perform the initial grind and grout, before the frame is erected.

Afterwards, We put down a protective sealer to assist in protecting help protect the floor from staining during the rest of the build. Then, just before the plaster is put up, we come back to remove the coating and Polish up the floor once again.

Otherwise, the option is to do the Concrete Floor Polishing all in one hit, at one time, once the build is watertight. This is usually at the lockup stage —,i.e. when the outer walls are up and the roof is on. And, if needed, we’re happy to return and do a final buff once the rest of the build is complete.
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What Colour Polished Concrete Can I Have?

Can you choose the colour of the Polished Concrete? If you want to polish the concrete of an existing slab then you are usually limited to whatever is already in the concrete. Your only real option, if you don’t like the colour or the cement and aggregate, is to put a colour dye over the top.

If you are pouring a new slab, then you can indeed choose the colour of the aggregate (stone), sand and cement. Keep in mind that Colour mixes are generally more expensive than standard grey mixes.

At Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney, we do not pour concrete, but if you have the budget for a colour mix and want a specific colour for your Polished Concrete, let us know and we will be happy to discuss where you can find available options around Sydney areas.

If you already have an existing slab, as the concrete is already there the colour of your finish is 100% dependent upon the colour of the concrete mix, i.e. the aggregate within the concrete and the sand that was used in the mix. These can vary throughout Sydney areas.

It is possible to add a colour dye to the top of your existing concrete if you don’t like the colour, but colour dyes are not UV stable, meaning that they will fade when exposed to sunlight.  Because many concrete colour dyes contain solvents like acetone, applying these dyes can be dangerous and carry a risk of flash fire.

Concrete stains are another option that some companies add on top, but they also have disadvantages, such as the fact that they can wear off or wash off from water, and they are chemically reactive with the concrete, so the outcome can be difficult to predict. Due to how difficult it is to predict the results, at Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney, we do not offer colouring of any kind for existing slabs.
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Can I Pick The Colour Of My Polished Concrete Floors?

Yes, If you are laying down a new concrete slab, you can choose the colour and there are plenty of aggregate colours, minerals, types, and sizes to choose from for your topping mix. This is also something that you would need to discuss with your concrete supplier.

Keep in mind that Colour mixes are generally more expensive than standard grey mixes. You can choose different stones and aggregates for a unique finish. The colour of the concrete can also be chosen. The number of different colours, stones, and aggregates is endless.

At Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney, we do not pour concrete, but if you have the budget for a colour mix and want a specific colour for your polished concrete, let us know and we will be happy to discuss where you can find available options around the Sydney areas.

If you already have an existing slab, as the concrete is already there the colour of your finish is 100% dependent upon the colour of the concrete mix, i.e. the aggregate within the concrete and the sand that was used in the mix. These can vary throughout the Sydney areas.

It is possible to add a colour dye to the top of your existing concrete if you don’t like the colour, but colour dyes are not UV stable, meaning that they will fade when exposed to sunlight. Because many concrete colour dyes contain solvents like acetone, applying these dyes can actually be dangerous and carries a risk of flash fire.

Concrete stains are another option that some companies add on top, but they also have disadvantages, such as the fact that they can wear off or wash off from water, and they are chemically reactive with the concrete, so the outcome can be difficult to predict. Due to how difficult it is to predict the results, at Concrete Polishing Floors, we do not offer colouring of any kind for existing slabs.

Your only real option, if you don’t like the colour or the cement and aggregate, is to put a colour dye over the top. If you are pouring a new slab you can choose the colour of your cement and the colour of your stone (aggregate) from a number of concrete suppliers.
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What Are Exposed Aggregate Polished Concrete Floors?

Can I Expose Aggregate In My Concrete Floors? — Yes, aggregates are combined into the concrete mix upon pouring the concrete slab. Exposed Aggregate is generally 3mm underneath the concrete. The aggregate can be revealed by using a Concrete Grinder.

Exposed Aggregate” refers to the process of uncovering the aggregate, or the large stones or other material, that is mixed in with the concrete. Exposing it makes the surface more textured, and it creates a different look than the typical, flat, grey slab of most concrete surfaces. With Exposed Aggregate Polished Concrete Floors, you can see aggregate, which is small rocks on the floor but is sealed and shiny.

Once happy with the level of stone coverage, especially with how the stones are spread out, you can proceed to grind the concrete to a point where it Exposes The Aggregates further if required. Once the desired level of finish has been attained, the floors are then Polished to achieve a perfect finish.
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What Are The Advantages Of Concrete Grinding?

– Restore Concrete Surfaces

Concrete Grinding removes all imperfections and inconsistencies in the concrete up to 3mm, resulting in a smooth and usable surface. Old and damaged concrete surfaces can be restored to their former glory and used for years and years to come.

– Remove Paint, Epoxies, Dirt, Glue Residue, Waterproofing Membranes, Adhesives & Sealers

Concrete Grinding removes paint, epoxies, dirt, glue residue, waterproofing membranes, adhesives & sealers and other remnants left on the concrete. The Concrete Grinder rubs against the top layer of the floor leaving a smooth surface.

– Easily Install New Flooring Systems Without Failure (Tiles, Floorboards, Carpets, Vinyl, Lino, etc)

Once the Concrete Grinding has been completed and the smooth surface is left, any type of flooring option can be installed with ease. Floor preparation is key to the longevity of any kind of flooring option.

– Perfect For Warehouses, Shops, Offices etc

Concrete Grinding is perfect for warehouses that need a flawlessly smooth finish. Concrete Grinding ensures that the floors are in perfect working condition. It ensures not only the longevity of the floor but also its durability given the high-traffic nature of a warehouse, shop or office.
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What Are The Advantages Of Concrete Polishing?

Slip resistance
Reflectivity
Affordable
Cost-effective
Enjoy stunning polished concrete flooring
Leed friendly
Aesthetics
Eliminate dusting from floors
Hypoallergenic flooring
Reflective
Increases slab longevity
It prevents dust from efflorescence
Reduces tyre wear
Variety of styles
Versatile
Benefits of concrete polishing
Cost savings
Design
Economical compared to other flooring choices
Lasting
Minimal disruption to operations

Concrete Polishing has become wildly popular recently and for a good reason. It comes with a host of benefits that are enticing people to get it done. Here are the top 10 reasons to consider Concrete Polishing for your next project!

– Eliminate Dusting from Efflorescence

When it comes to concrete that is ordinarily polished, tiny dust particles are generally pushed to the surface via an upward force. This upward force is known as the hydrostatic pressure, which results in efflorescence. This generally results in dusting that forces the epoxies off of their surface which is made up of the concrete floor. This can make the entire process of maintenance quite costly. Polishing is an excellent solution to these kinds of issues.

– Stain-Resistant

By sealing and densifying the surface, polished concrete easily transforms any kind of porous concrete floor into a floor that is quite tightened and dense enough to repel oil, water as well as other contaminants. This prevents all sorts of contaminants from penetrating the surface and hence, ensures a stain-free floor at all times.

– Enhanced Ambient Lighting and Reflectivity

Concrete Polishing also ensures that the floor has reflective properties. This enhances the lighting of the floor in different facilities. In addition to that, increased ambient lighting also helps in reducing energy bills in addition to offering a beautiful look.

– Increased Slip Resistance

It is also important to mention here that polished concrete is super shiny. Yet, it does not lead to a slippery floor. On the contrary, it is loaded with the benefits of flattening the floor by mechanically grinding it. All this increases the overall coefficient of friction as compared to any other ordinary concrete. It is also necessary to note that polished concrete is said to exceed the OSHA standards for floors.

– Less Maintenance

In addition to that, it is common knowledge that most floor systems such as linoleum and tile need aggressive scrubbing to ensure a clean environment as well as a nice appearance. Moreover, polished concrete surfaces are usually tightly compacted. This helps in reducing stains and fewer requirements for stripping or waxing the floors to maintain their sheen.

– Cost Effective

Concrete Polishing is also ideal as it helps in reducing energy as well as the maintenance costs associated with it substantially. This is done via ambient lighting and reflectivity; reduced tire wear as well as a reduction in upkeep like waxing and stripping.

– LEED-Friendly

Polished concrete uses the existing concrete surfaces and eliminates all the additional materials like coatings and coverings. This helps in making buildings sustainable. In addition to that, typically, it contains no noticeable VOCs. Hence, it is friendly to be used in any kind of USBG LEED project.

– No Plant/Production Shutdowns (Mechanical Polish)

Through time as concrete ages, delamination, surface stress, and other problems such as curled cold joints can pop up. Mechanically grinding the floor helps in removing the old concrete’s top surface and polishing only strengthens it. Therefore, it increases the impact of the floor and also makes it abrasion-resistant.

– Reduced Tire Wear

The uneven and rough texture of natural concrete results in abrasion to the tires, which adds to their wear. Therefore, a polished concrete floor helps in levelling the joints as well as making the entire surface super smooth. This prevents further abrasion of the floor.

– Improved Condition of Old Floors

Polished concrete that has been mechanically dried can be used immediately once the process is finished. Also, the process is extremely clean and devoid of all hazardous and toxic chemicals.
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Why Do I Need Concrete Grinding?

Why do you need Concrete Grinding? Concrete Grinding is used for a large range of different reasons. Concrete Grinding can enhance safety by transforming a rough and damaged floor into a smooth, hard surface, reducing the risk of injury for homeowners and visitors. Additionally, when applied to driveways, it can create a quieter and more slip-resistant surface for vehicles.

If you are looking to lay any floor covering to a concrete slab you must first check that the concrete slab is clean, perfectly level with no minor bumps (even 0.1mm can be an issue), and ready for the installation of the new flooring system that you have chosen EVERY flooring system except for carpet will require “Floor preparation” before installing your new flooring system (Excluding carpet).

Your new flooring system needs a clean, smooth, and porous slab to bond to. Any glue or cement residue or any minor bumps in the slab left between the concrete will affect the quality and durability of the new floor covering that is being installed and may result in the flooring system that you are installing failing.

Floor installers (all major companies) will not give you a warranty or simply won’t do your project if you haven’t had the Dust-Free Concrete Grinder come in to clean up your concrete slab as they won’t be able to give you a warranty on installing your new flooring system. Dust-Free Concrete Grinding is necessary to remove any glue residue and to level your floor to enable a clean installation of your new flooring system.

Dust-Free Concrete Grinding is also necessary to remove any trip hazards if you wish to use a concrete slab as your subfloor. It is especially important if the floors are going to be polished, as the quality of the concrete will show through.

Dust-Free Concrete Grinding the floors before the application of tiles, floorboards, vinyl, lino, slate, pebblecrete, parquet, laminate, epoxy, waterproofing membranes, floor levelling products, paint, etc. is the single biggest way to ensure the longevity of the floors as well as to ensure that you get your warranty from the installer/company that you chose to install your flooring system.

If you “skip“ the process of “Floor preparation” by not doing concrete grinding companies have the right to NOT give you any warranty on the installation of their flooring system that they have installed. So if it fails within even 7 days, it is YOUR issue and not there’s and you will NOT get a refund / free repair/replacement or anything like that so you could end up wasting tens of thousands of dollars purchasing and installing your new flooring system, only to have it fail within a short period because you chose to skip the concrete grinding or floor levelling (also known as floor preparation) process. This is why “Floor preparation” is so important.

The team we provide for you are experts in their field at removing floor coverings, adhesives, and compounds that make the surface uneven and difficult to reinstall a new underlay or flooring system too.

Our service is designed to provide a completely smooth and clean surface for our customers to do what they want. Our friendly team of experts is ready to assess your situation and consult with you on the best way to proceed with your Grinding Concrete Floor project.
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Are Our Concrete Grinding And Concrete Polishing Services Dust-Free?

Will The Job Be 100% Dust-Free?

Concrete Grinding Sydney (Dust-Free)

We Grind Concrete Dust-Free due to how bad the Silica Dust is to inhale from Concrete Polishing. Silica Dust is generated in workplace mechanical processes such as crushing, cutting, drilling, grinding, sawing, or polishing of natural stone or man-made products that contain silica. Some dust particles can be so small that they are not visible; these are commonly referred to as respirable particles. it will also get all over the walls, floor, and ceiling which can be incredibly frustrating. Concrete Polishing will also trigger smoke alarms if they are not isolated or covered, It is important that before our arrival you isolate or cover your fire alarms to avoid an accidental set-off.

Our specialist Dust-Free Concrete Polishing team uses commercial high-powered dust extractors attached to commercial Dust-Free Concrete Grinders to achieve as close to a Dust-Free Concrete Polishing experience as possible.

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No, The Job Will Not Be 100% Dust-Free. BUT!

How Do We Achieve An Almost 90 – 99% Dust-Free Concrete Grinding and Concrete Polishing Experience For Our Clients Free Of Charge?