Choosing concrete as a floor for your future home - Episode 06 (Season 11 - INTERIOR DESIGN BASICS)


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Let me introduce my special guest for this podcast episode, Jess Ausburn. Jess is Owner of Diagrind NSW, as well as green cleaning supplies business, OCS Online Cleaning Supplies.

Diagrind as a company has over 20 years’ experience in the diamond and concrete flooring industry. They won the award for Concrete Surfaces Residential New Build Best Floor in 2017. They specialise in providing finishes for commercial flooring, retail flooring, architectural designed polished concrete flooring, terrazzo flooring and floor preparation.

During our conversation, we dive into …

+ what are the 2 main types when it comes to polished concrete floors

+ the essential things your concreter needs to know before pouring your slab so your polished floors turn out well

+ the different kinds of finishes you can achieve when polishing your floors

+ comparing quotes and being sure you’re getting the finish you want

+ how to know if your existing slab can be polished

+ a brilliant alternative to polished concrete you may not be aware of

+ mistakes to avoid

I hope you enjoy this episode. Listen now.


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In this full interview featured inside Interior Design 101, Inside Interior Design 101, Jess and I talk in a lot more detail about some key things to know if you’re planning a concrete floor. We discuss slip resistance, and what needs to be done if you want polished concrete in your bathrooms and other wet areas.

Jess also shares some great info on how trades should be managing dust during polishing on site, and what you should know about sealing your polished concrete floor, and its maintenance long-term. AND we talk about how to minimise cracking, plus why you may want to steer clear of epoxy as a finish or sealant.

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Interior Design 101 has been designed to help you gain clarity and confidence in all those selections and decisions you need to make for the finishes, fixtures, colours, materials and items you’ll be living with every day.


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