Concrete Polishing Training Cairns 

At Rock Up Group, we offer customised concrete polishing training in Cairns for individuals of all levels of experience. Our training sessions are designed to provide participants with the required expertise and understanding to excel in this field while maintaining the highest safety and best-practice standards. Our training also includes the use of high-performance, purpose-built machinery, tooling, and equipment.

Recently concrete polishing has become increasingly popular in Cairns due to its many advantages, including durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. The process of creating polished concrete involves grinding, treating, and polishing the surface to achieve a smooth, refined, and sometimes glossy finish. This makes it an excellent flooring option for both residential and commercial spaces.

Equipment and Tools You’ll Learn

One of the most critical pieces of equipment for polishing concrete is the concrete grinder. These machines fitted with the appropriate tooling  are designed to remove the top layer of concrete and expose the aggregate, providing the perfect base to start manufacturing a smooth and polished surface. 

Concrete grinders are essential in achieving a high-quality finish on concrete floors. These machines use diamond-impregnated pads or discs to progressively smooth and polish the concrete surface. 

To achieve the best results, it’s essential to use the appropriate diamond tools throughout the MPC  process. These tools include diamond grinding segments, cup wheels, and polishing pads that come in various grit levels. Using the correct grit progression ensures a consistent finish and reduces the risk of scratches or uneven surfaces on the polished concrete floor.

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Finishing Techniques and Processes You’ll Learn

Our concrete polishing training courses in Cairns provide comprehensive knowledge on various finishing techniques and processes to achieve a flawless polished surface. These techniques include:

Creating a flat floor

Creating a flat floor is the foundation of our product. It’s essential to ensure the floor is flat before continuing along the MPC process. We show you how to test, plan and run operations to ensure you’re achieving this.


Grouting is an essential process during concrete floor polishing as it fills in any pinholes, small voids, or cracks in the surface. This step ensures a smooth and level surface for further polishing and contributes significantly to the floor’s lifespan.


Transition is the stages between grinding and polishing. The floor is treated with densifier to initiate chemical reactions within the concrete which essentially prepares the concrete to be polished.


Honing is a crucial step in the polishing process that involves switching from metal bond diamonds to resin bond diamonds. This step removes the rough surface and produces a smooth finish, which can then be polished. The honing stages also continue to use densifier to “tighten” the floor, preparing the concrete for higher stages of polishing.


Polishing stages continue the progression with finer and finer grit resin bond diamonds. These stages refine the scratch and may continue to use densifiers to “tighten” the floor to make it glassier.  The floor is then polished to the desired level of gloss from muted low gloss reflectivity all the way up to a high-gloss highly reflective finish. The polishing process increases the floor’s durability, resistance to stains and spills, and enhances its overall aesthetic appeal.


An impregnating sealer is used for sealing, which does not sit on the top of the surface, preventing it from peeling, flaking, or wearing down over time. This sealer ensures that the finish is left fully refined and “closed off,” with increased resistance to spills, stains, and wear.

Concrete polishing training in Cairns equips professionals with the skills and know-how required to achieve excellent results through all these steps. Understanding and perfecting these techniques ensures a polished concrete surface that is not only visually appealing but also suitable for long-term use.

The Rock Up point of difference is the focus.

Rock Up Group focuses on the operator and the process chosen by the operator. 

Rock Up Group is an independent company and works with the concrete polishers high-performance tooling and machinery of choice. 

Rock Up Group aims to empower operators to be able to employ the most efficient  process, including tooling and technique combinations, to achieve the required outcome with the concrete at hand.

Rock Up Group does not “sell a system” but instead upskills the operator to understand the substrate they’re working with while getting comfortable with the capability of their chosen equipment. 

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Rock Up Group also conducts trainings in SydneyMelbourneBrisbanePerthAdelaideGold CoastNewcastleCanberraSunshine Coast, GeelongHobartTownsvilleCairnsDarwinToowoombaBallaratBendigo, Auckland and Wellington

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