Southeast Floors can offer a polished concrete finish which is suitable for external use..
External “Hone & Seal”
To achieve a polished concrete ‘Hone & Seal’ finish, the existing concrete substrate is mechanically ground to expose the desired level of stone/aggregate (either full exposure, or partial). We then hone the concrete to approximately 80grit depending on the environment, and apply a sealer to protect the surface.
We can offer different sealing options, for example we can apply either a penetrating sealer (this will penetrate into the pores of the concrete to seal and protect it from within) or alternatively, a surface coating containing a non-slip additive (this will sit on the surface of the concrete therefore the non-slip additive is required to provide the correct amount of adhesion). Please visit our concrete sealing page for more information.
Honed concrete can be used as a decorative alternative to conventional paving such as tiles, pavers, stamped concrete, stencilled concrete and exposed aggregate. The ability to carry through the polished concrete look from internal to external areas is often requested by customers, especially those building new homes and Southeast Floors’ experienced and qualified technicians will provide this professional service to ensure only the best outcome is achieved.
External Hone & Seal is ideal for any external area such as – patios, driveways, external walkways, swimming pool surrounds, outdoor entertaining areas, transit depots, all public access areas and commercial foyers.
Honed Concrete – External Surfaces Gallery