Satin gloss Geoshine™. Random exposure, quartzite and basalt with grey base.
Surrey Hills is an affluent area in Melbourne. This project was a large job, the client needed to keep the original front of the house but the rest of the building was a massive extension which they had built, and it was primarily the extension that we were working on. The client wanted a Satin Gloss Random exposure with a quartzite and basalt grey base.
When a client wants a random exposure floor done it means we have to grind a few millimetres off the top of the concrete in some areas but not in others in order to show a little bit of aggregate in the ground down spots; this creates a wonderful looking salt and pepper effect. This particular effect is quite difficult to do because the concrete has to be so much flatter than if it was a full stone exposure. The flatness of the concrete is not something we are responsible for but is something the concreter is in charge of. Sometimes, it can be hit and miss with the concreter’s results, especially with concreter’s we have not worked with before. If there is a lot of variation and discs on the floor, we have to forget about that light grind and grind 3-5 millimetres deeper, so the client ends up with both lighter and deeper grinds all over their floor. There are six different concrete companies we recommend our clients choose from, to ensure that the concrete we work with is of the highest quality.
As always, relying on somebody else’s craftsmanship meant that the job had a little bit more pressure than normal, especially as we had not used this particular concreter before and so we were unsure how flat his concrete would be. Luckily for everyone the concreter did a spectacular job, the surface was nice and flat. The client was thrilled with the results of the concreter’s work and with the results of Geocrete’s work. After working with this concreter we put him on our recommendations list as he did such a fantastic job.