A stunning architectural floor with a lifespan as long as your building
Polishing concrete creates a very flat and smooth surface, which is aesthetically beautiful and eco-friendly. Polished concrete flooring is used in a variety of different settings and is typically chosen for its decorative qualities, low maintenance requirements and durability. Despite the smooth look of polished concrete, it is no more slippery than other types of flooring. It is virtually maintenance free – it can be swept, vacuumed, or mopped clean and won’t require more intensive intervention.
After polishing, dirty grey floors are transformed into shining, easy to clean, environmentally-friendly and durable surfaces. A polished concrete floor provides an extremely high-quality finish similar in appearance to marble or terrazzo. With a life cycle cost of up to 60% less than any traditional floor covering, polished concrete gives you a stunning architectural floor that will last the lifetime of your building.
Polished concrete technique
Briefly, the technique involves:
- Grinding the concrete down until the aggregates appear.
- Consolidating the concrete with a special impregnator. This process causes a chemical change with the result of a higher hardness of the floor.
- Honing and polishing to produce a high gloss shine on the surface.
Each step in the process increases the shine and reflectivity of the surface. As it is a multi-step process, clients can review the floor at the various stages of grinding to determine the level of shine required.
Colours and cut glass can be added to new concrete to suit your aesthetic requirements.