Polished concrete

As our name suggests, Flooring Innovations Australia has always been at the forefront of quality commercial & industrial flooring solutions and as a rule, we keep our polished concrete techniques, machinery and services up-to-date with current world standards.

 
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HTC & Flooring Innovations

When it comes to polished concrete, one brand is synonymous and that brand is HTC. HTC manufacture the world's best concrete grinding and polishing equipment in addition to complete floor polishing solutions. The HTC Superfloor™ concrete polishing system is the world standard in polished concrete and it is this system that we use at Flooring Innovations Victoria, with brethtaking results.

Bring out the Strength in your Floor!

Concrete floors deserve better treatment than just being covered up. A polished concrete floor will really make you appreciate the advantages of using concrete as an exposed floor surface. Dull, grey floors are transformed into brilliant, low maintenance, environmentally friendly and durable floors. The fact that concrete is a tough and durable material has been common knowledge for thousands of years. It was a common building material dating back some 7,000 years and was used in some of the most famous buildings from the Roman Empire. Including the Colosseum and Pantheon, both of which were built of concrete. Yet, in spite of this, knowledge of making concrete was forgotten. It wasn’t until the 17th century that concrete was rediscovered and once more became one of the most common construction materials of our time. HTC Superfloor™ is the revolutionary flooring concept with a technique that makes concrete more than just strong and hardwearing. The technique is as simple as it is ingenious. Our HTC machines grind and polish concrete floors resulting in a more durable, shiny and beautiful floor.

HTC Superfloor™ - Definition

HTC Superfloor™ is a complete concept for polishing concrete. The method mechanically refines the concrete surface by removing the top cement paste and exposing the underlying, stronger concrete. The existing concrete is ground and polished according to a dependable and thoroughly tested method and the result is a floor with a completely even surface of a high quality, both functionally and aesthetically.

Several factors will affect the final appearance

• The stone quality and color
• The colour of the cement
• The concrete quality The strength is measured in Mpa (megapascal) 1Mpa=10kp/cm²
• Grinding depth: With different grit sizes and bonding matrix in the diamond segments you can somewhat control how deep you grind into the concrete surface. The grinding depth will affect how much of the stones that is exposed and also in turn the aestehetical appearance of the polished surface.

The Comparison

The chart below shows a comparison of HTC Superfloor™ Polished Concrete compared to resin floors and untreated concrete.

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Beauty Comes From Below

Floors are an important part of everyday life, in industrial areas, retail environments, municipal facilites and private residences. A floor needs to be functional as well as beautiful. That’s why you’re going to love your Flooring Innovations polished concrete floor. The shiny concrete surface is not just aesthetically pleasing – it has many other benefits too.

Strong Floor, Strong Bottom Line

Polished concrete is an extremely economical option for all types of business activities. Compared with other floor types, polished concrete offers unbeatable durability. The initial investment is the same, or lower, than for traditional flooring solutions but the low maintenance cost and the longer lifespan make polished concrete the most lucrative investment option. The life cycle cost is about 60% less than for traditional flooring solutions.

Toward a Better Environment

Concrete is composed of pure natural materials, making it the most sustainable floor available. The coatings and coverings that are often applied to the concrete have an adverse effect on the environment. A Flooring Innovations Polished Concrete floor uses as much as 30 times less energy than traditional flooring solutions. Why cover up your concrete, when the floor you need is the one you already have?

A Flooring Solution for all Needs

Polished Concrete is available as four different concepts. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. This means you can choose your floor’s gloss level anywhere from a low reflective matte finish to a high gloss shine. What all four of the HTC Superfloor™ concepts have in common is that they are functional, economical, ecological and aesthetically appealing.

A Floor for the Electronics Industry

The resistance tests conducted, both on floor joists and on concrete slabs on the ground, show that HTC Superfloor™ polished concrete complies with the SS-EN 61340-5-1 standard. Measured values fall within the range for the international IEC standard. Walk-around tests with ESD shoes generally produce low or no static.

Add Colour to your Floor

Polished Concrete flooring offers more than just a chance to have a hard-wearing, high-gloss floor. You can also add color of your choice to the concrete floor, without losing any of the floor’s excellent qualities. With Flooring Innovations' environmentally friendly dye options, you can experience unlimited design possibilities.