Honed & Polished Aggregate


The process of honing is done to give concrete a smooth matte finish. The look and finish are achieved by grinding the concrete to a point where it exposes the aggregates. Once the desired level of finish has been attained, the floors are then polished to achieve a perfect finish. Allowing you to enjoy this unique flooring in your space.

Honed and Polished Aggregate floors are highly popular these days. They help create a modern look and are known for their easy level of maintenance. This helps to make them the best possible choice for your residential or commercial space.

One of the main reasons why honed and polished concrete is loved so much is the stunning looks and finishes that are hard to find anywhere else. Moreover, our specialists are more than capable of creating any colour finish and style you may desire, allowing you to enjoy unique and gorgeous floors that match your theme. This is achieved by mixing the exact specifications, a technique our specialist has mastered over the years.

Honed and Polished aggregate concrete


If you are looking for a versatile and stunning flooring finish, honed and polished aggregate may be the perfect solution for you. It has a number of benefits for for both residential and commercial properties. The unique look and final finish of the floor adds a touch of class to any space it is installed into.

There are many advantages of honed and polished concrete, such as:

  • We offer honed and polished concrete floors, in a range of designs for you can choose from. Allowing you to get the perfect look you have always wanted. Also, you will be able to match the theme of the space and adding a distinct feature that brings the room to life.
  • Honed and polished aggregate is completely seamless. Meaning, you will not see a pebble, or texture-out of line. The concrete is laid down by our experts and offers a flawless finish.
  • The honed and polished aggregate can be laid down anywhere you like. Also, we offer these services all across Perth, so you can easily get a custom look for your home or office space.
  • This type of concrete is an easy way to achieve unique and gorgeous floors, that comes with an easy to clean and maintain the solution. So you will not have to worry about the product getting damaged, or daily wear and tear, as we use high-quality materials, that ensure quality floors and longevity.
  • CoastCrete are in control of the project from start to finish, make, lay and polish the floor. We believe in offering a complete service from start to finish. We believe in getting the job done right, our trusted team of experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
  • To achieve a smooth matte finish, which our professionals achieve by using state of the art tools and materials, which exposes the aggregates, and brings out the piece of art. We are honed and polished aggregate specialists, that offer you endless benefits along with the ones listed above. So, you can enjoy stunning floors that improve natural lighting, leaves no tire marks, are allergy-free, increase both indoor and outdoor appeal, and are easy to clean.
  • Some other benefits include improvements to natural lighting, no tire marks, allergy-free, increased appeal, and easy to clean.


You can count on us when we say that both honed and polished concrete solutions are an excellent flooring choice. However, as a discerning customer, you may want to know what their similarities and dissimilarities are. This way, you can figure out which one will work better for your home or commercial space.

In reality, it is fine to use honed and polished interchangeably. Both their processes involve “honing” concrete, which is to grind and seal the surface. Honed and polished aggregate flooring utilise a mechanical process. It is where the existing concrete surface is cut and refined to reach the desired finish.

But they do have something distinct from each other. It exists in the initial grinding stage, which will vary based on their performance, appearance, and suitability:

limecrete honed and polished aggregate flooring
  • Honed Concrete is mainly the “grind and seal” type of concrete. Once the first grinding phase is done, the surface will be processed to expose the aggregate. It can be from nil to full exposure. After processing, the surface is sealed to protect it from damages. This sealer is a form of topical coating, which serves as a barrier. Over time, it will wear out, so you need to re-seal the surface. Honed concrete can be matte, glossy, or satin among the other sheen choices. After sealing, the product turns into an extremely hard-wearing surface that also resists mould and stains. It can also have anti-slip properties, making honed aggregate a good option for public areas.
  • Polished Concrete has a more complicated process. Out of the concrete surfaces, polished concrete may be the variety that undergoes the most arduous mechanical refinement procedure. It is why this type is considered a premium flooring solution. Polished aggregate incorporates chemical hardeners, grouting, and other methods to improve its appearance and durability.

Despite a few dissimilarities, polished and honed aggregate can both be tailored to match the design you want to achieve. From the sheen level to the overall appearance, your flooring will look not only modern and stylish but also functional.


Polished concrete is best for indoor spaces. It combines luxury and style without being a high-maintenance flooring solution. Meanwhile, honed concrete is more appropriate for the outdoors. Give the outer part of your commercial or residential property the wow factor. Turn it into a space that you have always dreamed of!


What’s the difference between honed and polished concrete?

It’s common to find contractors that use these two terms interchangeably. In a way, they are similar because they both entail a mechanical process, which is applied to the existing concrete surface. This step often involves cutting and refining until the desired finish is achieved.

After the initial process of grinding, however, the difference between honing and polishing aggregate emerges. The surface reveals the exposed aggregate in honed concrete, which can go from zero (nil) to full exposure. It mainly involves grinding and sealing, whereas polished concrete undergoes a more thorough refinement process, incorporating grouting and the use of chemical hardeners.

Is honed aggregate slippery?

Honed aggregate can look slippery, giving people the wrong impression that it is a slippery surface. However, many residents and commercial businesses turn to honed concrete aggregate because of the matte appearance, unlike polished concrete, which is typically recognisable for its unbeatable sheen.

Honed aggregate offers an even finish that can look shiny and slippery, but it is actually a non-slip surface. It’s why this type of surface is used on pool surrounds and commercial settings. However, a non-slip treatment may be required for added safety.

Is polished concrete simply the shinier version of concrete?

It’s easy to see why people think that polished concrete is just a fancy type of reflective concrete. But it is actually more than that. Its durability is one reason why the pros at CoastCrete recommend it for industrial, retail, and commercial spaces. Polished concrete floors are also easy to maintain, which is yet another reason why busy facilities prefer to use polished concrete.

When it comes to aesthetics, you can choose the sheen level of polished concrete. Therefore, it does not have to be a mirror-like surface all the time. There is a broad aesthetic range, with varying colours with the use of dyes, pigments, and acid stains.

Is polished concrete better than tile?

Tile is said to be one of the best flooring options out there because it is tough, long-lasting, and cheap. Meanwhile, polished concrete is considered trendy these days. There are no signs that its popularity will dwindle in the coming years.

However, polished concrete has more benefits than tile. Whilst tile is durable, it is not as resistant to marks and scratches as polished concrete. Drop a piece of furniture on a tile, and it will likely crack, unlike polished concrete. It’s also easier to maintain than tile, which has difficult-to-clean grout. Please read this blog post for more information.

Is polished aggregate concrete appropriate for wet areas like a shower base?

It is widely known that polished concrete is susceptible to moisture. When left wet, it can produce mould and mildew. Another issue with concrete is that it can expand and crack if water penetrates it. But polished concrete looks great in your bathroom. Because it has no grout, it’s so easy to clean.

Polished aggregate can be slippery, but not when it has a non-slip finish. Extra sanding can give the surface a little bit of texture, which gives your feet that added grip they need. Concrete sealers can increase protection to avoid slips in wet rooms.

How long does it take to polish concrete?

The great thing about polished concrete surfaces is that you can walk on them even while they are still on the grind and polish processes. The cure time does not exist because it involves a mechanical process.

However, if a sealer is utilised, it will take an hour or even less than 30 minutes to dry. After that, the floor is ready for use. Note, though, that preparation of the site can take anywhere from two to three days.

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