A rear open plan extension to a Hampden style bungalow. A free-standing dwelling, located in a heritage zone of the inner west of Sydney. Incorporating kitchen, dining and lounge, architecturally designed extension with a showcased polished concrete floor finish to compliment other design features of extension (cathedral ceilings, extensive glass featured). Underfloor heating was a consideration for flooring requirements. Builder was consulted on polished concrete flooring finish, therefore concrete specifications factored as well as additional time spent post concrete pour on grinding and polishing surface.

PENESEAL FHPS was used to cure, densify, dustproof, harden and permanently seal the concrete at time of placement. Several months later, once “lock-up” was achieved, contractor FCS was engaged to make good imperfect concrete levels, using diamond grade grinding pads. Owner builder in consultation with the local Penetron Australia representative, then applied PENESEAL FHPS to the leveled surface. The owner builder with the assistance of Penetron Australia, began the resin-pad polishing process. Hiring machinery from Kennards Hire Concrete Care, grades 100, 200 and 400 resin pads were used. Finally, to compliment the (multi-step grinding and polishing system), PENEGUARD was spray applied and worked in with a microfiber mop to create a water and stain resistant surface seal. A high-speed (1,500 rpm) burnishing machine was passed to generate heat of (90°F) 32°C or higher to allow PENEGUARD™ to fuse and bond to the substrate, thus creating the desired high-gloss sheen.

Click on the photos to chronical the process from start to finish. The Penetron System for multi-step grinding and polishing concrete floors provides a permanent, simple to achieve, high-end architectural and durable concrete floor. Suitable for residential to commercial showrooms, from car park garages & warehouses, to food & pharmaceutical processing facilities.

Architect: Integrated Design Group
Concrete Consultant: Kennards Hire Concrete Care
Contractor: FCS Concrete Repairs

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