At Southeast floors, quality assurance is important. Our stylish polished concrete floors add a design and functional edge to any space. To maintain our quality services, we have developed guidelines, outlining the importance of proper concrete handling and placement, that allow us to carry out our specialized concrete polishing process, resulting in a superior flooring finish.
Our specialty Premium Mechanical Polished Concrete service can be performed on a range of concrete slabs from a minimum of 32mpa, in accordance with the Australian standards. The main factors that will directly affect the eventual floor finish are flatness and aggregate dispersion. Accounting for the following variables when pouring the slab will assist Southeast Floors in delivering a streamlined approach to your project and a superior final finish.
Concrete Supply and Testing
- Detailed batching records are to be maintained for the project to ensure consistency in
- The concrete supplier is to ensure that no water is added to the mix by agitator drivers outside the specific cement water ratio.
- The builder should arrange to have an Australian Standards slump test conducted at no greater than 80mm. Concrete outside this tolerance is to be rejected.
- The concrete supplier is to ensure that the concrete for each pour is from the same batching plant. If back up plants are to be used, they must all be using the same materials as the primary plant.
Moisture curing will slow down the curing process and reduce the chances of the concrete cracking. Hairline cracks may occur, but are normally un-noticeable in Polished Concrete finished floors.
The concrete placement is a critical part of the process. Concrete is required to be a Class 1 finish for partial exposure, the flatter the concrete surface the less aggregate will be exposed during the grinding process.
Please make sure there is no bracing of framework to internal floor area.