Concrete polishing is fast becoming the new big thing in flooring, it offers not only a beautifully finished floor suitable for showrooms, offices and homes but also offers a more cost effective and greener floor.
Most houses today have a concrete floor put in over insulation followed by more insulation, screed and then a floor finish such as tiles, wood, vinyl or carpet. With a polished concrete floor you would put in insulation then install only a concrete slab up to your finished floor level. This removes the need and expense required for installing extra insulation, screed and floor finish.
Once laid the concrete would be power floated so that it is nice and flat and then once cured it would be polished to a very high gloss finish and then sealed to protect it from staining.
In new applications the concrete can be coloured using pigments and dyes so that the entire floor is one uniform colour, or through the use of coloured aggregates and glass so that the colour of the aggregate shows through the grey of the concrete.
To see the range of colours available please click on our colour chart above.
Please see our you tube video on a demonstration floor we did to see the quality of the finish we can achieve.
If you already have an existing concrete floor we can polish that up to a very high standard or we can offer coloured decorative self levelling floors that can be laid over existing concrete which again can be polished to a high standard. Please see our decorative floors page for more information.
Sustainable flooring design
Durable and easier to clean than many flooring options.
Its relatively high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery.
Polished concrete reduces dust mites and allergen problems, and does not support mould growth.
Polished concrete flooring is hard wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces such as timber.
Mopping with warm soapy water once a week is the only maintenance required.
A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring. For example, tile that may only last 10-20 years, but a polished concrete floor that has been properly maintained may give 100+ years of service.
Click to see Non sealed colour chart
Click to see sealed colour chart