As several factors can affect the cost of concrete polishing, the concrete polishing cost will vary based on the details of your project. On average, polished concrete cost is about $2,500 which includes labour and materials, with an average base price of $50 -$65 per square metre.
The following are the three different methods of polishing concrete with their corresponding cost estimate per m2:
|Method||Concrete Polishing Cost per m2|
|Grind and seal||$50|
|Mechanically polished concrete||$100|
Polished concrete cost per m2 also varies based on where you live, see the table below for sample costs depending on location:
|Location||Concrete Polishing Cost per m2|
|New South Wales||$50|
From these base prices, the total polished concrete cost will largely depend on the project size, concrete floor condition, access to the job site, and other conditions.
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What is Concrete Polishing?
Concrete polishing is a multi-step process done to improve the condition of concrete floors, smoothing the rough surfaces and giving them a more polished look. Polished concrete transforms old, worn-out concrete surfaces into more attractive floors.
The process of concrete polishing is similar to sanding wood. Concrete polishing not only improves the appearance of the concrete floor but also increases its resistance to wear and tear and prevents some accidental damages to the surface.
There are different methods of concrete polishing – grind and seal, honed concrete, and mechanically polished concrete. Choosing the concrete polishing method must be based on the type of building project you are handling – whether for residential garage floors, concrete driveways, commercial buildings or warehouses.
Your concrete polisher must be able to guide you in deciding which types of concreting work best for your project.
Benefits of Concrete Polishing
On top of improving your concrete floor’s appearance and making it more attractive to look at, concrete polishing provides several other additional benefits that make it a worthwhile investment:
- Leaves a layer of protection that makes the concrete a non-porous surface that is more resistant to dirt and grime
- Lessens permanent damages due to impact or wear and tear
- Easier cleaning and maintenance
- Exceptional overall durability
Polished concrete is a flooring solution used for surfaces that are routinely used every day like garage floors, concrete driveways, and other concrete surfaces. Commercial buildings that need a more presentable appearance also benefit from a clean and glossy polished floor.
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Concrete Polishing Cost
Polishing a concrete driveway or garage floor will depend on the size and method used. To give you an idea, the average driveway size in Australia is roughly around 18 m2.
- If using the grind and seal method at $50/m2, the total cost is around $900
- If using the honed concrete method at $75/m2, the total cost is around $1350
- If using mechanically polished concrete at $100/m2, the total cost is $1800
Some other factors may affect the cost such as the condition of the existing floor (whether it’s old or new), access to the location, and others. As always, it is best to consult a professional to get a more exact quote for your driveway or garage floor polishing cost.
How To Hire a Concrete Polisher
HIREtrades can make life easy finding tradies for all building or renovation projects such as concrete polishing projects. With an Australia-wide network of tradies with different areas of expertise, you can gain quick and easy access to tradies in your area. Simply go to www.hiretrades.com.au or download the HIREtrades app.
You can post your job in a few minutes and HIREtrades will help you to get up to 3 FREE quotes for your concrete floor polishing project. You can then select the one that offers the best value (not necessarily the lowest cost)!
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