Our Handy Guide to Polished Concrete Flooring
Concrete flooring is popular for a number of reasons and a number of environments, from industrial spaces where a hard-wearing, reliable surface is needed to cope with heavy loads to the trendy look of polished concrete floors in commercial properties.
In this article, Sussex Ready Mix Concrete are going to look at the benefits of polished concrete flooring and how it might be right for you.
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Polished concrete flooring is a more luxurious form of traditional concrete flooring. The ‘polished’ aspect comes from the treatment to fill all dents and pores of the surface, which ultimately leads to a shinier, smoother finish.
Polished concrete offers a number of benefits to the customer, from the visual appeal to the longevity and durability of the material. It can be used as part of an industrial environment like a warehouse, or it can be used as the flooring finish for a trendy kitchen or commercial environment.
For normal concrete floors, the notions of sub-bases and ‘finishes’ are commonplace. That is to say that the concrete is often topped with a more decorative finish, like tiling. With polished concrete, there’s no need for a decorative layer – the smooth, shiny finish is used as the superficial element.
The benefits of polished concrete
Polished concrete carries a number of benefits that make it appealing to owners of industrial, commercial and residential properties alike. It is easy to clean, thanks to the aforementioned chemical treatment that removes holes and pores – all you need is a mop and some warm, soapy water.
It’s durable, and the polished look will last for years with regular maintenance and care. Despite its shiny appearance, polished concrete is actually a non-slip surface, too. As for price, it may cost a little more than other flooring options, but for that extra money you get one of the highest quality surfaces around.
Installing your polished concrete floor
The installation of your concrete floor usually takes around a week, but the length of the process can depend on a number of things, from the size of the space to the company you choose to install your concrete floor. It is important that you respect the curing process of the concrete – this means you should allow an extra week after the work has been finished before putting anything on the floor, like furniture.
For the highest quality concrete for your new floor, look no further than Sussex Ready Mix Concrete; we provide next day delivery of our superb concrete for customers across Sussex. You only pay for what you use, so there’s no better value for money around. Get in touch with us today to find out more.