Waugh Concrete Polishing can radically transform a broad range of new and old concrete floors. By mechanically refining the concrete surface through grinding, polishing and chemical treatments, we can bring virtually any surface to a whole new level of beauty, functionality and strength.
With different specified processes, a flooring solution can be tailored to fit any requirement – aesthetics, floor flatness, gloss and price.
GRIND AND SEAL
Grind and seal is suitable for both internal and external applications we recommend the addition of a non-slip grit when sealing external areas such as driveways, footpaths, outdoor areas and porches etc. Grind and seal can be applied in a variety of situations both residential and commercial and will give you a very durable and inexpensive finish that will last years.
In this process, we grind back the top layer of concrete to show as little or as much stone as the customer desires. (Some like to see a lot, and some like to see only a little, it is a personal preference).
Once the right level of stone exposure has been achieved with the concrete grinding we then use finer diamonds to remove visible scratching ready for a coating. At this point, with internal floors, the concrete can be grouted if you want a much smoother more refined glass-like surface. For a full stone exposure finish, we will always grout the floor but for a minimum/random exposure, you can choose if you want to add this step as it will cost more.
Lastly, the floor is finished with a protective topical sealer. This sealer can be matte, semi-gloss or high gloss.
Honed Concrete is also a finish that we would recommend for outdoor areas such as flat or low gradient driveways, footpaths, outdoor areas, porches and around pools etc. Honed concrete is only available in a matte finish and it has a penetrating sealer applied which protects the concrete and helps to prevent staining. Unlike a grind and seal, this sealer is absorbed into the concrete so it doesn’t remain on the surface. This makes the honed concrete a longer lasting option for outdoor areas as there is nothing to wear away or scratch over time. Although you are not able to choose the gloss level, you are still able to choose your stone exposure level. If you are happy to see only a small/random amount of stone it is less expensive, but if you want full stone exposure we have to grind down further and it will cost more due to the increased labour required. You can also add grout if you want a more refined surface.
For outdoor concrete areas, the alternative we offer to honed concrete is a grind and seal. This option is popular for those who want a semi-gloss or a high gloss polished concrete look in an outdoor area. We can add a non-slip grit to the top coat to help make prevent slipping and all the products we use outdoors are UV-stable coatings and will not yellow over time.
CONCRETE GRINDING & SURFACE PREP
Concrete grinding will help you to improve the quality of a subfloor surface by removing ridges, contaminants and other loose material.
In many cases concrete grinding will significantly reduce the costs of levelling a floor. Our team can help you to get the best concrete grinding solution for your floor or surface. If you want concrete grinding done – look no further than Waugh Concrete Polishing Northland. We offer various concrete grinding services Northland wide.
Concrete grinding can be used to:
- Prepare a floor surface for resurfacing
- Removal of high spots on your concrete surface
- Repair rain damaged concrete
- Removal of floor coatings such as paint and levelling compound
- Removal of glue from old carpet or tiles
CLEAN AND SEAL
Clean and seal is a cost-effective solution for areas such as workshops large sheds and garages.
With the choice of both penetrating and topical sealers this solution will create an easy clean surface providing stain resistance and keeping your concrete investment looking good for many years to come.
For more information about our concrete polishing service or to get a quote, lets Connect.