FIXING DYI EFFORTS
The owner of this floor had a go at it himself (it's the Kiwi way) but made a bit of a mess of it. ABCG did a regrind and seal and the owner was happy with the result.
BLACK OXIDE SHOT WITH TOP POLISH
This split level residence had underfloor heating and a half shot of black oxide in the concrete. Only the top was polished giving a marble effect.
EXPOSED AGGREGATE IN RESIDENTIAL HOME
This was an old concrete floor. A full depth grind and seal was the chosen option, giving the flow a natural light look.
POLISHED CONCRETE IN NEW BRIGHTON
This concrete was purpose poured to have the top polished to a high spec, bringing out a marble type effect at a reasonable cost.
GRIND AND SEAL KAIKOURA
This is a before and after photo of a very rough floor that had some existing stains in it, however, it came up well enough to leave clients quite pleased and at a reasonable cost.
BOXED QUARTER IN CHRISTCHURCH
A full depth grind and seal for Farrell's Construction at the new Boxed Quarter building, corner of Tuam and Madras.
POLISHED CONCRETE, KAIKOURA
A mid-depth grind, then a full spec high polish for this job. You can see the reflection of the roof framing in the floor.
For this particular project our clients wanted their kitchen floor to match their newly installed polished concrete bench top. Originally the floor looked tired and dirty, ABCG did a full depth grind on the floor to expose the aggregate, we then polished it to 3000 grit for a smooth, shinny finish. Upon completion the kitchen looked completely transformed, and the space was left looking modern and fresh.
LOBSTER INN RESTAURANT & BAR KAIKOURA
The original sealer at the main entrance of this restaurant had worn off completely, leaving the concrete looking old and dirty. ABCG ground the concrete to a scratch free, clean service and sealed it with a penetrating sealer, leaving the entrance way looking brand new again.
GOVERNORS BAY RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION
This property was originally carpeted through out, but with heavy rain flooding the residence every winter, the owners wanted to find a more sustainable flooring solution. ABCG removed the carpet, ground the concrete down to expose the underlying aggregate, then applied a resene water based wax sealer, giving the floor a natural light emitting finish.
For this project the client moved their reception counter. The stain left where the counter previously sat was significantly reduced by grinding the concrete and the existing polished concrete floor was then re-polished and sealed.
WAIMAK JET BOAT
This floor had been poured 50 years ago and had been mixed by hand with the aggregates from the Waimak River bed. It was a rough old floor and it came up great with a grind and seal.
The Christchurch Airport runway was recently extended. Using a petrol powered single head grinder with the right diamonds, the old markings were removed at night.
10 MAIN NORTH ROAD
After the carpet had been removed, the old glue was ground off to reveal old tiles. These were then polished, giving them an industrial look.