Polished Concrete Flooring
Polished concrete is achieved through a process of mechanical refinement of a concrete surface (or floor slab) to a pure form using diamond abrasives and chemical densifiers. The result is a naturally beautiful concrete floor that is durable, reflective, and easy to maintain. The polished surface eliminates the need for tile, carpets or any other additional surface that requires expensive maintenance, use of harsh (polluting) cleaning chemicals and eventual replacement.
What is polished Concrete
As we said “We define concrete polishing as the mechanical and chemical refinement of a concrete surface (or floor slab) to a pure form with diamond studded abrasive pads, pressure, and rotational speed. The natural concrete floor will then provide a beautiful, long – lasting surface. This beautiful, durable surface takes away the need for tile, carpets or any other additional surface that requires expensive maintenance, use of harsh (polluting) cleaning chemicals and eventual replacement.”
Many people think of “polished concrete” as just a shiny concrete ﬂoor. Although that can be the ultimate result, you can also achieve that look with special ﬁnishes and even waxes. These surfaces are then burnished to bring out a “high-gloss” but that quickly fades and fails.
Benefits of polished concrete floors
- Stone-style almost marble like appearance
- Low maintenance
- Easy to clean
- Extremely durable
- Can provide a seamless look between inside and out
- Perfect for underfloor heating systems
- Absorbs and retains heat
- Available in a range of colors to compliment the aggregates used
- Non-slip surface