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Coloured Concrete Applications

Let’s talk concrete driveways!

Are you ready to take the next step with your new build, refresh your old driveway, or maybe you’ve never had a concrete driveway. Here are a few applications on concrete driveways that might appeal to you and we can assist with at Platinum Concrete. We service the Bay of Plenty wide including Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Te Puke, Papamoa, Maketu, Paengaroa, Pukehina, Rotorua, and Whakatane.

  • Plain concrete
  • Exposed aggregate & Special stone mixes
  • Coloured concrete
  • Specialty coloured concrete
  • Decorative concrete applications including stamped concrete
  • Concrete coatings and sealants

Create a long lasting and appealing driveway on your property. Take it to the next level and make your house the king of the curb, be the talk of the street with the street appeal your new driveway could bring. At Platinum Concrete we have the knowledge and expertise to help you make an informed decision when investing into your property. Our consultations are free and we are happy to share our concrete knowledge and industry expertise with you, with no time limit and no cost to you what have you got to lose?

When it comes to coloured driveways and exposed aggregate our workmanship is second to none. It is unbelievable what a refreshing new driveway can do to your property. It is an investment. Papamoa and the wider Bay of Plenty is developing really fast and our streets are looking beautiful with all the competitive aesthetics gracing our streets, and we’re loving being a part of the built environment and getting amongst it all.

At Platinum Concrete we carry a full range of specialty and premium concrete colour samples, concrete sealant samples, and tinted sealant samples at all times. When you book a free consultation with us we will bring all of our samples for you to view. We can also request colour samples to be sent directly to your house for viewing prior to meeting with our friendly team.

The concrete you pick will decide the look and durability of your driveway. Regardless of your choice, we can ensure a result that meets your personal design preferences. Choosing your colour can be easy for some and not so easy for others. It’s ok, we’ll see you right. When it comes to constructing your driveway you can trust that you are in the right hands with Platinum Concrete, we have a dedicated team of concrete masters eager to provide our clients with the best driveway in the bay. Our friendly administration staff will keep you updated through the entire process.

Alongside choosing a colour, there comes choosing the finishing texture, including sealants and special coatings, the options are endless with decorative finishes and colours. Only an experienced concrete contractor knows that there are various aspects of construction that are absolutely necessary for creating a polished end result. With high experience in all these aspects, our contractors create absolutely stunning driveways that will increase the appeal of your property. Whether your concrete is inside or out, our experienced team know all things concrete.

Lets talk concrete patios!

You’re in New Zealand and outdoor entertaining is all about being a true kiwi. There’s nothing more kiwi than a BBQ outdoors with family and friends. Why not do that on a beautiful concrete patio, whether coloured concrete or exposed aggregate it’s going to be virtually zero maintenance for the next 20 years or so.

A patio doesn’t have to match the driveway, you can spend a little extra money on a patio where you spend more time if you feel. Patios look stunning when decorative concrete cutting is applied. It almost gives the look of a tiled outdoor area only half of the price to achieve the look.

Breathe life into your outdoor space with fresh new concrete. Creating a happy space to enjoy your free time and entertain your family and friends boosts our morale, it is almost like creating our very own happy space where work related thoughts disappear. Our skilled team at Platinum Concrete are ready to tick all the boxes on your new project. It’s a matter of contacting us and having a chat to see whether you are ready to get the ball rolling. If you are in the Papamoa and Te Puke area, we can generally make a visit the very same day you call us. Outside of these ares such as Tauranga, Waihi, Kati Kati, Te Puna, Tauriko and Bethlehem we can schedule a visit within the week. If you prefer a chat over the phone, we can do that. We understand everyone lives by different schedules as well so don’t worry about that, we’re just as flexible.

Let’s talk polished concrete!

Nowadays, polished concrete flooring is thought to be the most efficient solution for both industrial and residential applications. Not only is it durable and stain-resistant, but also very appealing to the eye because of its light-reflective properties. And today, it is one of the most preferred flooring options partly due to its aesthetics, and partly due to the high advantages polished concrete offers. Let’s take a closer look at what polished concrete actually is.

What is polished concrete?

Basically, polished concrete is concrete treated with a specific concrete densifier that fills the pores contributing to smooth aesthetics. Grinding tools are then used to get the much-wanted shininess and a light-reflective effect. It is up to the customer to choose whether he wants a more exposed aggregate or a shinier polish. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Polished concrete has lots of benefits that make it stand out from other flooring options. Considering the modern technology used in transforming concrete into a very smooth and aesthetically pleasant flooring, customers have the chance to benefit from the following features:

  • Polished Concrete Is Very Durable A particularly good thing about polished concrete is that it is very strong, and won’t be affected by heavy foot traffic. Damage to the flooring is pretty much impossible, and no scratches or chips can affect its aesthetics.
  • Polished Concrete Has A Long Life-Span
    Another great advantage of polished concrete is its long life-cycle lasting up to 10 years without any major maintenance if it was appropriately installed and maintained during the decade. In the majority of cases, it has a greater life cycle than carpeting or even wood laminate.
  • Polished Concrete Is Affordable
    Undoubtedly, this is contributes to polished concrete being one of the most widely spread flooring options these days. Its affordability is high, but it still depends on the level of difficulty and whether you already have a slab concrete that only needs staining and finishing.
  • Polished Concrete Has A Low Maintenance
    Polished concrete doesn’t need any kind of major maintenance except for daily sweeping and mopping so as to avoid dirt accumulation. If you have a high gloss floor finish, you will want to damp mop it from time to time. This will ensure the gloss doesn’t go away.
  • Polished Concrete Works Well With Radiant Floor Heating Systems
    A great thing about polished concrete is that it can be easily used with radiant floor heating systems due to its great thermal conducting properties.
  • Polished Concrete Doesn’t Use Any Hazardous Chemicals
    It is undoubtedly an environmentally friendly flooring option that doesn’t use any hazardous chemicals, adhesives or cleaners in its installation or maintenance. Some other great benefits include resistance to moisture (if appropriately sealed and finished), abrasion resistance and enhanced ambient lighting.

Is polished concrete and economical option?

It is widely believed that polished concrete, unlike some other flooring types, is the most economical option both for residential and commercial applications. The cost per square meter might range from $2 up to $30 depending on several factors such as:

  • Whether you already have a slab of concrete in place or not
  • The grade of the aggregate (The contents inside of your coment)
  • The polishing procedure

Platinum Concrete Flooring Services

In Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty it is rather hard to find a reputable and reliable concrete flooring specialist, and a high quality service provider at that. Platinum Concrete offers high quality flooring solutions tailored to your expectations at competitive prices which particularly stand out from the rest. Not only do we have the knowledge and expertise at Platinum Concrete but we are backed with health and safety accreditations, we have the industry knowledge and experience. We haven’t cut any corners with our policies and procedures to reduce our running costs, we are fully insured. Rest assured you are in safe and reliable hands with Platinum Concrete. Our insurance policies cover both the client and the contractor up to $10m.

Platinum Concrete puts a high emphasis on building a trustful relationship with the client. Whether you have a slab concrete you want to transform into a smooth and high-gloss flooring option, or you want the full package (supply, installation and polishing), Platinum Concrete will ensure you have one of the best experiences with getting a new floor for your residential or commercial space.

At Platinum Concrete we have built a huge reputation Bay of Plenty wide for our divest, our knowledge, and our quality output. Our friendly and humourous team on concreters and admin know many by first name and share banter outside of the office on occasion also. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Talk to us about polished concrete floors by contacting us

 Unlike some other flooring options such as hardwood or ceramic tile, you could use polished concrete floors pretty much everywhere from residential to commercial and industrial spaces. More than that, they are highly recommended by professionals who know everything about flooring systems and the environments they work best in.

High Durability And Sustainability

Polished concrete floors have a higher durability and sustainability than any other flooring option such as linoleum, vinyl flooring or ceramic tile. Polished concrete floors can usually last up to 10 years with minimum maintenance and breakage by impact. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Eco-Friendly

Polished concrete floors don’t require hazardous chemicals used in the installation and maintenance. It permits no mould, mildew or allergens to accumulate on the surface. Besides, they are energy efficient. The heat accumulated from the rays of sun or light can greatly reduce energy consumption and lower the bills. Not to mention that polished concrete floors improve indoor air. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Economical Option

Unlike other flooring options such as hardwood, vinyl flooring or laminate, polished concrete flooring is the most affordable option. The cost per square meter will differ based on the total area as well as the customer’s wishes. If the property already has a slab concrete but only requires polishing to be done, the costs will be minimal. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Sophistication & Aesthetics

Undoubtedly, polished concrete floors are nr 1 flooring options to choose if you want to provide the interior of the property with a pleasant visual appearance. The smooth, high-gloss look of the floor will provide the building with finesse and sophistication. Not to mention that the glossy flooring that resembles a polished stone reflects the light in a very appealing manner. Nowadays, it is one of the top choices for such institutions as hotels, theatres, museums as well as high-class residences. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Low Maintenance

Polished concrete floors are one of the easiest flooring options to maintain. Sweeping and mopping, occasionally damp mopping, are the only cleaning activities you will want to engage in so as to preserve the high gloss and prevent the accumulation of dirt on the flooring surface. If the floors are proficiently installed and polished, you won’t need to worry about re-polishing the surface too soon. Ten years is a guarantee that your floors will look great with minimum care! Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Mark & Stain Free

Polished concrete floors have by far the best protection against any kinds of stains and marks. That is why it is great for commercial and residential applications, more and more facilities and warehouses opting for polished concrete flooring instead of other types of flooring options. One particularly great advantage is that it leaves no tire marks or scratches at all. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Enhanced Ambient Lighting

If you choose polished concrete floors for your residence or commercial space, be ready to have a very good lighting inside. The smooth and shiny surface will absorb the light and illuminate the rooms by 30 %. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

Available For Immediate-Use

Since no chemicals are used in the installation and polishing of the concrete floors, there will be no problem putting into service the already polished areas. Especially when it comes to such institutions as hospitals, hypermarkets or production plants where safety is of huge importance, polished concrete floor areas could be immediately used without any worries. Contact Platinum Concrete to find out more

No Waxing Needed

Given that concrete floors are polished for a better appearance and functionality, there will be absolutely no need at all to wax or strip the surface, which will save you lots of headaches with the maintenance in the future.

Let’s talk exposed aggregate!

Exposed Aggregates are achieved by washing away the top layer of concrete to leave the surface layer of aggregate exposed. We source our pebbles locally, which is why every region throughout New Zealand has its own unique mix and look. In the Bay of Plenty we commonly use Awatoto mix.

Please note that not all aggregate/pebble mixes are pumpable (e.g. structural mix or aggregate mixes with no fines). Talk to us at Platinum concrete for more details on product suitability.

Aggregates in our concrete are sourced from natural materials specific to those regional locations.  For this reason, there is natural variation in the appearance of our exposed aggregate offering and finish from region to region, as the final product reflects the local character of the New Zealand landscape. Talk to us about exposed aggregate – Contact us today!