Polished Concrete in Historic Buildings: Restoration and Preservation

Case Study: 105 The Strand, Tauranga, built 1918

NZ Grinders was tasked with the ground floor refurbishment. It has had many faces in the past, including a Cobb & Co restaurant. The existing floor had many layers firstly concrete, with a layer of tiles, then a vinyl layer (FLC) over that.



Preserving Heritage Through Polished Concrete: A Restoration Journey at 105 The Strand, Tauranga

At NZ Grinders, we believe in the transformative power of polished concrete in preserving the historical essence of architectural work. Our recent endeavor at 105 The Strand, Tauranga, stands as a testament to the seamless blend of restoration and preservation through innovative concrete polishing techniques.

Understanding the Historical Context

Tauranga’s heritage is woven with captivating stories embedded in its historic buildings. The renovation at 105 The Strand presented a unique challenge – how to retain its historical charm while enhancing its durability and aesthetic appeal. As specialists in concrete grinding and polishing, we approached this project with meticulous care and expertise.

Restoration Process: The NZ Grinders Approach

Our journey began with an in-depth assessment of the building’s concrete surfaces. Years of wear and tear had left the floors tarnished and uneven. Utilizing advanced grinding techniques, we meticulously removed imperfections, revealing the raw beauty hidden beneath the surface. Our skilled artisans then applied a tailored polishing process, gradually refining the concrete to achieve a stunning, mirror-like finish.

Preservation Beyond Aesthetics

Beyond the visual allure, polished concrete offers remarkable durability, making it an ideal choice for historical sites. At 105 The Strand, our polished concrete solution not only restored its former glory but also fortified the floors, ensuring their resilience against future deterioration. This preservation aspect aligns with our commitment to sustainable restoration practices, securing the building’s legacy for generations to come.

Elegance and Intrigue

The beauty of polished concrete lies in its versatility. While preserving the authenticity of the historic building, we introduced bursts of elegance through customizable finishes. The Strand now boasts a captivating blend of tradition and modernity, captivating visitors with its intriguing charm – a true amalgamation of history and innovation.

The Legacy Continues

As advocates for heritage preservation, NZ Grinders takes immense pride in our contribution to the restoration of 105 The Strand, Tauranga. Our dedication to excellence in concrete polishing and grinding has not only revitalized this historic gem but has also set a precedent for preserving architectural legacies across New Zealand.

In conclusion, the journey of restoring 105 The Strand epitomizes our commitment at NZ Grinders to merge the past with the present. Through our expertise in concrete polishing and grinding, we breathe new life into historical spaces while honoring their rich heritage.

For all your concrete polishing and grinding needs, trust NZ Grinders to preserve history with precision and finesse.

For more details, contact Glen at 021-434-199, serving the North Island: or for South Island inquiries, reach out to Mike at 027-281-8815. You can also email us for a prompt response from our Sales Manager Ian.


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