Imagine having a beautiful concrete floor that flows seamlessly from your interior floors and outside to your entertainment area. If you love the look of a contemporary, designer floor that is hard wearing and can match into your interior spaces, then talk to the team at McGinn Concrete about the versatile honed and sealed concrete finish.
Honed and sealed concrete is best suited to outdoor areas, paths, driveways and pool surrounds where a non slip finish is required. When honing and sealing concrete for exterior use, we grind the concrete to 60 Grit, and we grind to 120 Grit for interior finishes. This is different to the HiPERFLOOR™ polished concrete finish as that requires grinding to the many thousands of Grit. The way the floor is sealed at the end of the process is also different.
For exterior honed and sealed concrete, we recommend using ACS Street Scape Seal WB. It is a water based, environmentally friendly, Silane penetrating sealer specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Green Building Control of Australia’s “Green Star” building code. Treated surfaces are effectively protected from the ingress of water based, oil and organic stains.
For interior honed and sealed concrete, we grind to 120 Grit and grout the surface to improve the overall shine of the floor. We recommend using 2 base coats of IBS LD1000 acrylic water based sealer to enhance the colours within the floor. We then apply 3 coats of IBS stainless acrylic water based sealer which prevents any stain penetration, and then add 3 coats of high gloss IBS premier sealer to finish the floor and give a high shine.
McGinn Concrete recommends honed concrete, a slip resistant concrete finish, for not only entertaining areas but your patios, around the pool or even on driveways. Because McGinn honed concrete is ground to a course cut allowing for slip resistance, this concrete finish is also suitable for industrial and commercial use, including walkways, commercial foyers, and all public access areas.