Polished concrete is a superior interior design option for surfaces that leaves other options in the shade.
It’s a durable, yet artful option for floors, walls and work surfaces, such as kitchen tops.
In the right hands – polished concrete offers stunning beauty and a unique look every time.
Although polished concrete has been around for quite some time, it is still relatively unknown, or misunderstood here in the UK, with very few providers able to offer high quality finished surfaces.
Compare that to the USA, where polished concrete has almost become a mainstream interior design option. It’s pretty popular in Australia too.
For people that have never seen a polished concrete surface, there is a real ‘Wow! Factor’ in seeing one with your own eyes.
With polished concrete floors there is an instinctive expectation to slip or slide, that quickly turns to surprise as the floor provides genuine grip underfoot.
No wonder the rich and famous of London have caught onto polished concrete in a big way!
The best, most durable finishes, are derived by grinding a concrete surface using diamond abrasives, usually with the application of a sequence of progressively finer grits, which smooth and seal the surface. The process is usually supplemented by the use of chemical densifiers, which as the name suggests, help to harden the concrete.
For an in-depth exploration of polished concrete you could start by reading our FREE guide (available via our Home Page), or reading our recommended articles, blog and FAQs.
*Note: Your choice of finishes can be influenced by many factors including whether or not you conduct any planning before your concrete is mixed and laid. To learn more about how you can influence the outcome of your polished concrete floor, read our blog post: 50 Shades of Grey – The Concrete Matrix