Polished concrete floor contractor in Melbourne for a new home
- Type of concrete floor: Brand new concrete slab for new home build
- Size of area: 130 square metres
- Services: Concrete grind & mechanical concrete polish
- Finish: Full exposure grind with a satin finish
- Cost: $12,000 to $14,000
- Time required: Approximately 10 days
Haynes Polished Concrete does concrete floor polishing in Melbourne for brand new homes being built on a concrete slab. The owners of this home in Smythes Creek near Melbourne were building a brand new home to live in and they chose to have a new concrete slab poured as the foundation for the new structure. They had engaged Passive Builders for this new construction project and they regularly use concrete flooring in their renovations or new builds in Melbourne.
They considered tiles, timber floor boards and even just sealing the concrete floors. Although the more research they did the more they learnt that the best choice for a brand new home build is to get mechanically polished concrete floors for 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 much maintenance.
If you are pouring a new slab for a brand new home build it is a good idea to get the concrete floor polishing company to speak to the contractors that are pouring the slab to make sure it is being done the right way. This can avoid complications when it comes to doing the concrete grinding and so you get the exact finish you were dreaming of.
The cost to get concrete grinding and mechanical polished concrete was approximately $14,000 ex gst which calculates to about $110 per square metre for the 130 metres of floor space that was in this home. It took about ten days to complete the concrete floor polishing.
Concrete slab floor polishing for brand new home construction in Melbourne
More and more people are getting their concrete slabs sealed or polished in Melbourne and it continues to increase in popularity as people realise all the great benefits it provides. Polished concrete floors were used in the new home constructions in the recent series of ‘The Block’ where they converted old timber homes into modern buildings. For homes being built in rural areas one of the other big benefits of polishing all the floors instead of covering them with other materials is the increase in fire resistance the structure will have.
If you work very closely with the company pouring the concrete you can choose the aggregate mix or even the colour of the cement to create a particular style or look once the floor gets a grind and polish. You can even create rooms that have white concrete floors like this example.
Photos samples of a polished concrete floor in a new home build.
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.
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
How can you choose the right concrete slab to get poured before it is polished in Melbourne?
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.