Honed Concrete is a finish which is great for outdoor areas and for our clients who are fond of the matte finish. The Honed Concrete finish is typically recommended for outdoor areas such as footpaths, porches, around pools, concrete flooring in balconies, flat or low gradient driveways and any type of outdoor sitting and relaxing area.
Honed Concrete is a finish which is great for outdoor areas and for our clients who are fond of the matte finish. The Honed Concrete finish is typically recommended for outdoor areas such as footpaths, porches, around pools, concrete flooring in balconies, flat or low gradient driveways, and any type of outdoor sitting and relaxing area. Honed Concrete is only available in a matte finish and can only be sealed with a penetrating transparent sealer. This penetrating transparent sealer that’s applied will protect the concrete, block all the pores, and ultimately help prevent staining to the best possible condition. The best part of this sealer is that because it’s a penetrating sealer it is absorbed into the concrete as opposed to sitting on top like the sealer in the grind & seal service. Once this penetrating sealer is absorbed into the Honed Concrete, it locks in and does not remain on the surface, so it won’t ever scratch and scuff which in turn is a long-lasting finish.
In this Honed Concrete service, you will not be able to choose the gloss level since its completely matte, however, you are still able to choose the level aggregate/stone exposure you desire. We offer the Honed Concrete finish in minimal exposure, hit and miss finish, and full exposure. Note that for more refinement we may have to grout the floor which will cost more. The only other alternative option for the outdoor area would be the grind & seal but we highly recommend going with the Honed Concrete because of the sealer. The penetrating sealer will last longer, and the wear and tear of the sealer are not visible, whereas the topical sealer will not last as long as the penetrating sealer and the wear and tear are visible with scratching and scuffing. Honed Concrete is an amazing and decorative finish for outdoor areas.
The advantages of choosing a Grind & Seal polished concrete floor are:
The initial service costs are somewhat lower than the other polished concrete options.
The nature of the surface and low porosity level means that less effort is required to keep the floor clean.
There are outdoor options available in a UV stable finish to stop yellowing over time and we also have anti-slip sealers to match slip rating.
Flooring grip can be enhanced by adding beading, powder, crystal chips or grit.