Concrete polishing for a home renovation with the existing slab

This home was in the process of being renovated and once the new walls were up we did concrete floor polishing to the existing concrete slab. See the photos
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Polished concrete floor contractor in Melbourne for existing floors

  • Type of concrete floor: Existing concrete slab in a home renovation
  • Size of area: 80 square metres
  • Services: Concrete grind & mechanical concrete polish
  • Finish: Light random grind with a mid gloss finish
  • Cost: $7,000 to $9,000
  • Time required: Approximately 6 days


Haynes Polished Concrete does concrete floor polishing in Melbourne for homes that have an existing concrete slab. The owners of this home in Melbourne decided to renovate and remove some of the walls to make bigger living spaces. The home had already been built on a concrete slab so once all the old floor coverings were removed and the old walls removed we could begin the concrete grinding process.

They did consider re-tiling or even laying new timber floor boards but after doing their research they discovered the best choice for this home renovation was to get mechanically polished concrete floors. This would give them the best looking finish that is durable & eco friendly. In the long term this will be a cheaper flooring choice as well because it won’t need very much maintenance.

It is very easy to get your concrete polishing for your existing slab, all we do first is a concrete grind on the whole area to make sure it is level, smooth & all the blemishes or cracks are dealt with. Once that is done we can then begin the polishing process using our machinery to polish the surface to your chosen gloss level.

The cost to get concrete grinding and mechanical polished concrete was approximately $9,000 ex gst which calculates to about $110 per square metre for the 80 metres of floor space that had to be polished. As you will see in the photos all the living, kitchen and dining area had polished concrete floors done.

Concrete slab floor polishing for home renovations in Melbourne

More and more people are getting their existing concrete slabs sealed or polished in Melbourne and it continues to increase in popularity as people realise all the great benefits it can provide. Polished concrete floors were used in this home even though the slab was old, its possible to convert existing floors to be polished concrete. You can remove the carpet, lino, floor boards or even tiling to then work on the concrete surface underneath. For homes in rural areas one of the other big benefits of polishing all the concrete floors instead of covering them with other materials is the improved fire resistance the structure will have.You can even create rooms that have white concrete floors like this example.

As you will see in the photos there are imperfections in the surface like small cracks or slight changes in the amount of aggregate that is exposed and this is due to the the way the existing slab was poured & has aged over time. Once we grind the surface we can make it as smooth as possible but you may still see slight imperfections which is normal.

Photos samples of a polished concrete floor in home renovation.

Husqvarna Hiperfloor durable concrete floor polishing in Melbourne

Our company is a Husqvarna Hiperfloor concrete floor polisher. The Hiperfloor system is the true form of polished concrete which is the easiest to maintain. It combines beauty and strength which means that over the life of the floor it becomes the least expensive flooring option available on the market. 

Hiperfloor can be applied to new or existing concrete slabs.

The Hiperfloor process of polishing concrete by Husqvarna is a form of mechanically polished concrete that is backed by a long warranty. There are not too many contractors in Melbourne that can produce a floor to this standard. Like all polished concrete, you can choose to have a Husqvarna Hiperfloor in a matte, semi-gloss or a high-gloss. By mechanically refining the hardened concrete surface through grinding, polishing and chemical treatments, Haynes is a skilled contractor that can transform virtually any surface to a whole new level of beauty, functionality and strength.

Hiperfloor is available in three distinctive surface finishes: Premium, Commercial and Industrial with each one having its own well-defined specification for the working process,  selection of grinding/polishing tools and chemical to be used. You can have minimal stone exposure or you can choose to grind down further to get a more decorative full stone exposure finish. The cost to get Hiperfloor does vary slightly depending on how much stone you want to see, and the desired gloss level. This is simply due to the extra labour involved to achieve the finish you would like.

For this new home build we fully exposed the concrete aggregate to deliver the most aesthetic appeal. Floor flatness, reflectivity and shine are always our biggest priority when we are polishing new concrete floors. There are so many great benefits;

  • Reflective and decorative finish choices
  • Floor flatness 
  • Extremely high quality and durability
  • Hygienic and easy to clean
  • Exceptionally resistant to abrasion from furniture or foot traffic

Need help choosing the right concrete polishing method for your renovation in Melbourne?

Concrete floor polishing company Melbourne Victoria

Mark has over 20 years experience working in the concrete industry and can help guide you on the type of concrete mix needed to have the right elements added to create a style or colour that you want for your polished concrete floor in a commercial building.

You might have an existing slab already in place, Mark can give you tips on what can be done to it and how it can be polished to look incredible. 

This another reason why it makes sense to use an experienced concrete polisher in Melbourne. Just contact us to get a free quote for your renovation project.

Mark Haynes
Mark Haynes

Mark Haynes is a polished concrete floors contractor in Victoria that has spent most of his life polishing floors to create beautifully polished surfaces. Old school values, honest work ethic and an independent operator based in regional Victoria with amazing reviews.

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Polished concrete floors look amazing in residential homes whether that is a brand new build or an existing home getting renovated.

Commercial polished concrete flooring is most commonly seen in offices, retail shops or public places like a museum because of its durable properties.

Industrial polished concrete is used in warehouses, factories or storage facilities to handle the heavy duty use of these types of locations.

Haynes operates from its factory in Greendale in regional Victoria and regularly does concrete polishing for building sites in Ballarat, Creswick, Woodend, Kyneton, Gisborne, Sunbury, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Melton. Haynes can give you information about the latest polished concrete floor costs, what is mechanically polished concrete compared to just getting sealing done and the steps needed to polish your concrete slab.

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