Mechanically Polished Concrete is a process where the actual concrete itself shines and reflects, not a topical sealer or coating. This process is generally suitable and recommended for indoor flooring surfaces. We don’t recommend it for uncovered outdoor areas as it can be slippery when wet and the mechanically polished concrete floor does not like liquids penetrating or pooling on the surface for long periods of time (i.e rain). The Mechanically Polished Concrete process has been very popular among big name brands and department stores. This service is also highly appreciated in airports, shopping malls and in large areas subject to a high traffic of people.
Mechanically Polished Concrete or better known as MPC is a process which involves Grinding and Polishing depending on what finish you desire. The process/system involves a number of different stages of grinding, grouting and densifying or hardening of the concrete floor before we polish it a number of times, to get the desired level of sheen/reflection. We can offer this flooring service in a matte, semi-gloss or high gloss finish and in burnished/nil stone exposure, salt & pepper exposure, hit and miss exposure or full aggregate/stone exposure. If you would like full exposure know that it will cost more as it takes us longer to do our initial grind. The same goes for the high gloss finish because we have to polish extra steps.
A Polished Concrete floor finish is actually the cheapest and healthiest flooring solution available on the market. Why the cheapest? When you look at it over a 15-20 year period, the MPC surface is naturally polished with a penetrating sealant and you don’t need to re-coat with a new topical sealer every few years. Why the healthiest? The MPC floor is so refined and non porous that it will not support the growth of toxic mould or dust mites, which is great for asthma or other allergy sufferers. The MPC service is a floor finished with beauty, durability and strength. The most amazing part is that the upkeep is minimal and the floor is long-lasting.