Grind your new or existing concrete surface so that it is smooth and without imperfections. Concrete grinding will;
Preparing the surface you are about to work on, or different surfaces you are going to bond together, have to be prepared properly to achieve a high quality finish.
Working with concrete flooring is no different. You have to remove all the imperfections and inconsistencies in the concrete surface.
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When you are building or renovating you will very quickly learn that preparing the surface you are about to work on, or different surfaces you are going to bond together, have to be prepared properly to achieve a high quality finish. Working with concrete flooring is no different.
We provide concrete grinding in Melbourne that will remove all the imperfections and inconsistencies in the concrete surface. You need to have a smooth, usable surface to work with & while it may look flat to your eye, if you get down close you will see all kinds of imperfections.
This is especially true for existing concrete floors in Melbourne that have aged over time, may have had other flooring materials on them or suffered from foundation movements.
An old or damaged concrete surface can be restored to its former glory to then be re-used for years and years to come with polishing and sealing or even getting new carpet, floorboards or tiling installed on it.
Some people in Melbourne will try and use a leveling compound to try and repair the uneven areas on a concrete slab, although this is a bit like using putty on a wall or bog on an old car with a dent.
Using a concrete grinding service in Melbourne will ensure your slab is smooth, flat and ready to be used without worrying about patches in areas of the surface filled with compound.
A clean concrete surface with no other chemicals can be easier to work with and ensure sealants or polishing can adhere to it cleanly.
A lot of property owners in Melbourne ask us whether concrete grinding can damage the existing slab or make it weaker. The simple answer is no.
Grinding doesn’t weaken a slab or the durability of the concrete, instead it is shaving a thin layer to simply make it smoother, level and ready to work on.
This is the most efficient way to prepare a new floor for new materials to be layed or to have it polished.
The principle is very similar to sanding your walls before painting or making sure timber is free from imperfections before staining.
If you are preparing to get your concrete floors polished or you want to get a different type of flooring material installed in your home you will need to remove what is there already.
Depending on what you have e.g tiling, carpet, floor boards or lino there might be adhesive, glue, grout or other chemicals sitting on the surface of the concrete that remain after the flooring is removed.
A concrete floor grinder can remove things including old grout so that you have a smooth, clean and level surface to work with.
One of the most common services we get asked to quote on is removing adhesive or epoxy coverings from concrete floors. Getting it ground and sanded back to reveal the concrete is the only way you can achieve this.
Sometimes we get asked what is the difference between grinding the concrete or using a high pressure wash or water jet blast.
They achieve a similar outcome meaning they will attempt to remove materials that are on the surface of the concrete, but the extent they can achieve this will vary.
Grinding can literally penetrate deeper vs using high pressure water, so by its very nature it is a better choice when it comes to renovating a home, retail store, cafe or commercial property.
If you have simple stains like tyre marks, chewing gum or light grease then a hot or cold high pressure wash using a contractor with industrial equipment may be more suitable for you.
We specialise in working on concrete floor areas in Melbourne that are between 50m2 and 1000m2 in size for homes, retail stores, showrooms, industrial or commercial areas.
The cost to get concrete grounding in Melbourne will vary depending on how much work is involved, the existing floor surface condition and the size of the floor area.
Pricing starts from around $50 per square metre and Mark can provide a free, no obligation free, quotation over the phone, via sms or email.
A free, no obligation, telephone chat to talk about your project.