HAWK CFC provides stunning polished concrete.
Contact us today to find out more about our designer flooring range. We provide flooring for life.
POLISHED CONCRETE PERTH
HAWK CFC provide stunning polished concrete floors in Perth and throughout Western Australia.
Watch the video to see European Ceramics’ stunning new polished concrete floor in their new showroom in Osborne Park. This highly versatile floor is finished with the Silikal Satin resin to give it its smooth, good looks.
A polished concrete surface provides the ultimate in design, lifespan & sustainability. A floor that was traditionally thought to be only suited to industrial and heavy commercial use, the now-much-sought-after polished concrete has no end, and its popularity exceeds any other designer floor. Polished concrete is not only good-looking, but it is hard-wearing and highly sustainable due to there being little need of excess materials.
Polished concrete is has many benefits such as; extreme durability, very low maintenance, allergen free and it provides an aesthetically pleasing surface. HAWK CFC provides polished concrete services for new & existing surfaces. Our forward thinking team will provide continuous consultation, for the best possible outcome.
CREATING YOUR POLISHED CONCRETE FLOOR
Each of our polished concrete projects receives detailed consultation as we feel this is absolutely necessary in providing the right floor and there are many possible outcomes that can be achieved. Some important factors to think about when considering you’re polished concrete floor are:
Concrete condition – This is without doubt the most important factor to consider. The concrete will need to be structurally sound and hard enough to be polished. Typically 25 mpa is considered the minimum strength, with some specifications requiring 32 mpa or higher. Check to see if you have cracks, divots and pin holes on the surface of the concrete, although these can be patched & repaired, they will always be visible in the finished product.
Stone Exposure – When grinding concrete, it is possible to hone a slab, removing enough of the surface cream to expose stones or “aggregate” within. There are many terms for describing exposure levels, at HAWK CFC we have made it easy and offer 4 simple to choose options; none, light, medium or heavy exposure.
Level of Shine – Achieving a reflective surface from concrete is produced by progressive mechanical polishing by using resin based pads, ranging from 50 grit through to 3000 grit. We are able to provide a tailored level of shine to your requirements.
Sealants – Typically, a penetrating, reactive sealant should be used when polishing concrete floors. At HAWK CFC we also offer more Eco-friendly, water based sealants which are great option to consider.
BENEFITS OF POLISHED CONCRETE
While no two projects are ever completely the same, our approach, workmanship & passion are always the same. Our polished concrete flooring systems are achieved through a series of mechanical grinding & polishing processes. These include progressive diamond abrasion, the application of cementitious and/or liquid grouts, chemical densifiers, mechanical resin polishing, sealing and, finally, buffing.
These processes provide an aesthetically pleasing surface that is hard wearing, easily maintainable and will provide a long lasting asset to your home or business.
Polished concrete is a very low maintenance flooring system when compared to other flooring options. Cleaning is as simple as using a microfiber mop with a neutral cleaning agent. In saying that, normal wear and tear is a fact of life and will occur on any surface. Regular cleaning and occasional sealant re-application is recommended to ensure your concrete lasts a lifetime.
Another important factor to consider is, when creating a polished concrete surface, the densifiers and penetrative sealers that are used do not create a completely impervious surface. While chemical and moisture absorption is heavily reduced, the sealers are designed to allow the concrete to breathe, which can result in shadowing on the surface if moisture finds its way below the surface.