concrete-polishing-residential

Concrete is, quite literally, the foundation of almost every home. Traditionally it has been concealed beneath carpets, tiles and wood. In recent years, however, people have begun to wake up to the aesthetic and functional benefits of concrete. By mechanically polishing concrete we can create a beautiful and unique floor to compliment your home’s style. The design choices are near limitless, with numerous ways to control the colour, finish and decorative aspects of your floor. Polished concrete works extremely well with underfloor heating as there are no additional barriers to heat distribution.

Polished concrete is an increasingly popular choice for extensions, new builds and self builds. The floor’s design can be agreed with architects and contractors to ensure it creates the space you desire. Existing concrete floors can also be polished. The quality and features of the concrete will, to some degree, regulate how the finished floor will look. There are, however, numerous ways to alter the floor’s colour and appearance. Clients often choose to have part of their home, such as a kitchen, diner, utility concrete polished. Increasingly, though, our clients are choosing to have polished concrete throughout their homes, creating a continuous design element.

The benefits concrete polishing offer are numerous. Beyond the aesthetic appeal, polished concrete also provides:

  • A hygienic and easy to clean surface
  • High durability
  • Exceptionally resistant to abrasion
  • Reflective surface to maximise light
  • Suitable for internal or external applications

Residential Kitchen Concrete Floor Rustic Finish

Residential Concrete Floor Exposed Aggregate Finish

Residential Dark Concrete Floor Exposed Aggregate Finish

Outdoor Garden Polished Concrete

Concrete is, quite literally, the foundation of almost every home. Traditionally it has been concealed beneath carpets, tiles and wood. In recent years, however, people have begun to wake up to the aesthetic and functional benefits of concrete. By mechanically polishing concrete we can create a beautiful and unique floor to compliment your home’s style. The design choices are near limitless, with numerous ways to control the colour, finish and decorative aspects of your floor. Polished concrete works extremely well with underfloor heating as there are no extra barriers to heat distribution.

Polished concrete is an increasingly popular choice for extensions, new builds and self builds. The floor’s design can be agreed with architects and contractors to ensure it creates the space you desire. Existing concrete floors can also be polished. The quality and features of the concrete will, to some degree, regulate how the finished floor will look. There are, however, numerous ways to alter the floor’s colour and appearance. Clients often choose to have part of their home, such as a kitchen, diner, utility concrete polished. Increasingly, though, our clients are choosing to have polished concrete throughout their homes, creating a continuous design element.

The benefits concrete polishing offer are numerous. Beyond the aesthetic appeal, polished concrete also provides:

  • A hygienic and easy to clean surface
  • High durability
  • Exceptionally resistant to abrasion
  • Reflective surface to maximise light
  • Suitable for internal or external applications

Existing Concrete Floors

An existing concrete floor, whether it is old or new, can be polished. The type of finish, however, will be regulated by the concrete mix design, as well as the current surface condition. We will normally visit your property to advise what types of finish are achievable. We can also consult remotely providing we have information regarding your floor with the added benefit of pictures/video. Often, we find small cracks and damaged areas, which require repair. We have a wide range of products and techniques to provide a repair comparable to the concrete’s finish. Alternatively, some clients elect to turn the repairs themselves into a feature, adding decorative elements to their floor. We can also control the colour of the floor using concrete dyes should you wish to change the current tone of your concrete floor.

  • Reflective and decorative finish
  • Colour options with the use of concrete dyes
  • Hygienic and easy to clean
  • Extremely high quality and durability

Residential Polished Concrete Floor Exposed Aggregate

Residential Polished Concrete Floor Exposed Aggregate Pale

Residential Polished Concrete Floor Exposed Aggregate Dark Aggregate

Residential Polished Concrete Floor Exposed Aggregate Brown

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New Concrete Floors

If you are intending to have a polished concrete floor added to your home as part of an extension or a new build, we can help. We can either support your building contractor, helping them to place a concrete floor ready for polishing or we can design, place and polish the concrete floor ourselves. It is important that we become involved in the project as early as possible so we can find the right time in your schedule to concrete polish the floor or to help make key choices that are vital for the design and finish.

Concrete Mixer

Placing Concrete Floor

Bull Floating Floor

Power Floating Floor

When placing a new concrete floor, there is an almost limitless amount of design options. We can create a bespoke floor in a range of colours, designs and finishes. Many clients are opting for the popular grey Rustic style finish. Others are taking a more maximalist approach with high-gloss floors featuring decorative aggregates, often set in coloured concrete. We will help you to find the best design mix for your home, resembling your own personal interior style. To help you make an informed choice we can craft and polish samples to suit your design. We can also offer these samples using materials from your local concrete plant, using aggregates within your geographical area. These personal samples give you a physical guide of the concrete tone and texture to help visualise how the finished floor will look when it is in your home. Please note, Precast samples will be manufactured using naturally occurring materials (aggregates). Other ambient conditions and manufacturing and finishing processes can also result in slight variations in appearance and texture.

  • Ideal for use with underfloor heating
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Various colours and design options
  • Matt, Satin or Gloss finishes

Modern Lounge Polished Concrete Floor

Grey Concrete and Glass

Grey Concrete and Kitchen Floor

Dark Polished Concrete Floor

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Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday · 9:00am – 5:00pm

Concrete Overlays

There are some homes where concrete polishing is not normally achievable. This can be due to insufficient time in the program for curing, floor depth or a substandard floor condition due to either deterioration or poor workmanship upon placement of the concrete. In these cases, we can use an overlay to achieve the polished concrete look. Overlays can be laid in as little as 10mm depth. We can mechanically polish the overlay after as little as 24 hours after placement. The overlays have numerous design options which we will be happy to plan with you. If you have concerns about the viability of having polished concrete in your home, this may be the answer you have been looking for. These overlays, very different to a micro-cement offer most benefits polished concrete offers and possibly more.

  • Outstanding Clarity & Gloss
  • High Strength
  • Interior/Exterior: Durable in dry and wet areas
  • Ready for concrete polishing, just 24 hours after placement
  • Lower environmental impact, far less CO2 than portland cement.
  • A range of colour and design options

Rapid Set Tru Kitchen Floor

Rapid Set Tru High Gloss Floor

Rapid Set Tru Floor

Rapid Set Tru Lounge Floor

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TYPES OF FINISHES

Defined, rustic style is a design emphasis on rugged, natural beauty. It embraces nature-inspired textures, simple and earthy colours, and ultimately an unpretentious, organic warmth.

The rustic style finish is a popular choice for residential properties, available in a matt, satin or high gloss. This finish is mostly achievable with new floors as it depends on both the concrete mix design and the standard of workmanship when the concrete is placed. Typically, in a range of greys but this hand-crafted bespoke floor can be offered with a range of colours. Following a range of strategic choices and processes to a point where the concrete floor has been placed and cured then the surface is subject to a series of diamond polishing steps. This follows the contours of the floor without grinding the surface to enhance the characteristics created by the power trowel when crafted. This offers a textured, minimalist, elegant and unique flooring option. A select concrete sealer is then applied to aid the protection of the surface against everyday wear and tear.

Polished Concrete Rustic Finish Grey

Polished Concrete Rustic Finish Patterned Grey

Polished Concrete Rustic Finish Power Float Pattern

The variable finish is mostly common where functionality is the main priority. This is mainly for new concrete floors or existing concrete floors in a significant condition that have been placed to a power trowel finish. It’s also common when the surface necessitates a minimal grind due to anomalies created upon placement of the concrete. This option begins with a light grind to the concrete surface to provide a smooth platform, before mechanically polishing the concrete. The light grind provides an unpredictable amount of fine sands and aggregate exposure. More frequently there will be none to little amount of aggregates exposed, however this is regulated by the condition of concrete surface and how much grinding is necessary to create a smooth surface in preparation for polishing. This type of finish is commonly used in commercial and industrial environment where longevity, low maintenance and a hard-wearing floor is key. Combined with the benefits it offers and being aesthetically pleasing, this finish is now popular in a residential environment. The gloss level is controlled by the number of mechanical polishing steps carried out. Similar to sanding wood, a variation of course to fine tooling refines the surface to achieve flatness, however the more refinement the concrete has at surface level, the more reflective it becomes. Both mid to high gloss is achievable with this finish and for new floors it can be offered in a range of colours. A fully penetrating concrete sealer is applied, followed by a high-speed burnish to complete the floor, ready for hand over.

Polished Concrete Variable Finish Grey

Polished Concrete Variable Finish Light Grey Dark Aggregate

Polished Concrete Variable Finish Sandy Colour

The exposed aggregate finish can be achieved with both new and existing concrete floors. The requirements for the initial concrete surface condition are reasonably forgiving as a heavy grind of the concrete is the first stage of the process to prepare the floor for concrete polishing. The initial grind typically removes 2-3mm from the surface, so most defects will be eliminated, however deeper grinds or repair products can be used to undertake defects left behind. For new concrete floors the design option is almost limitless. Integrally coloured concrete can be offered in addition to locally selected or decorative aggregates. The use of glass aggregates can also be seeded into the surface upon the placement of the concrete to offer a completely bespoke floor design. The exposed aggregate finish has the highest amount of grinding and polishing stages, the result is a surface that shines and offers exceptional durability.

Polished Concrete Exposed Aggregate Grey

Polished Concrete Exposed Aggregate Sandy Colour

Polished Concrete Exposed Aggregate Sandy Dark

Contraction/control joints are typically placed in concrete slabs to reduce the occurrence of shrinkage-related cracking. It offers an active role in deciding where it will crack. The straight line saw-cut creates a weak place, so that when concrete shrinks, it should crack in the control joint instead of randomly across the slab. Should your floor require control joints we have a range of decorative polyurea fillers in a range of colours. This should offer, either a subtle remedy or turn these into a decorative feature. A similar method can be offered to random cracks. A unique approach can be undertaken using a range of stylish coloured fillers, including rose gold, copper, silver and more.

Concrete Joint Repair

Repaired Expansion Joint

Concrete Floor Gold Crack Repair

An existing concrete floor, whether it is old or new, can be polished. The type of finish, however, will be regulated by the concrete mix design, as well as the current surface condition. We will normally visit your property to advise what types of finish are achievable. We can also consult remotely providing we have information regarding your floor with the added benefit of pictures/video. Often, we find small cracks and damaged areas, which require repair. We have a wide range of products and techniques to provide a repair comparable to the concrete’s finish. Alternatively, some clients elect to turn the repairs themselves into a feature, adding decorative elements to their floor. We can also control the colour of the floor using concrete dyes should you wish to change the current tone of your concrete floor.

  • Reflective and decorative finish
  • Colour options with the use of concrete dyes
  • Hygienic and easy to clean
  • Extremely high quality and durability

TO DISCUSS POLISHING AN EXISTING CONCRETE FLOOR PLEASE CALL

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday · 9:00am – 5:00pm

If you are intending to have a polished concrete floor added to your home as part of an extension or a new build, we can help. We can either support your building contractor, helping them to place a concrete floor ready for polishing or we can design, place and polish the concrete floor ourselves. It is important that we become involved in the project as early as possible so we can find the right time in your schedule to concrete polish the floor or to help make key choices that are vital for the design and finish.

When placing a new concrete floor, there is an almost limitless amount of design options. We can create a bespoke floor in a range of colours, designs and finishes. Many clients are opting for the popular grey Rustic Style Finish. Others are taking a more maximalist approach with high-gloss floors featuring decorative aggregates, often set in coloured concrete. We will help you to find the best design mix for your home, resembling your own personal interior style. To help you make an informed choice we can craft and polish samples to suit your design. We can also offer these samples using materials from your local concrete plant, using aggregates within your geographical area. These personal samples give you a physical guide of the concrete tone and texture to help visualise how the finished floor will look when it is in your home. Please note, Precast samples will be manufactured using naturally occurring materials (aggregates). Other ambient conditions and manufacturing and finishing processes can also result in slight variations in appearance and texture.

  • Ideal for use with underfloor heating
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Various colours and design options
  • Matt, Satin or Gloss finishes

TO DISCUSS POLISHING A NEW CONCRETE FLOOR PLEASE CALL

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday · 9:00am – 5:00pm

There are some homes where concrete polishing is not normally achievable. This can be due to insufficient time in the program for curing, floor depth or a substandard floor condition due to either deterioration or poor workmanship upon placement of the concrete. In these cases, we can use an overlay to achieve the polished concrete look. Overlays can be laid in as little as 10mm depth. We can mechanically polish the overlay after as little as 24 hours after placement. The overlays have numerous design options which we will be happy to plan with you. If you have concerns about the viability of having polished concrete in your home, this may be the answer you have been looking for. These overlays, very different to a micro-cement offer most benefits polished concrete offers and possibly more.

  • Outstanding Clarity & Gloss
  • High Strength
  • Interior/Exterior: Durable in dry and wet areas
  • Ready for concrete polishing, just 24 hours after placement
  • Lower environmental impact, far less CO2 than portland cement.
  • A range of colour and design options

TO DISCUSS POLISHING CONCRETE OVERLAY PLEASE CALL

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday · 9:00am – 5:00pm

Defined, rustic style is a design emphasis on rugged, natural beauty. It embraces nature-inspired textures, simple and earthy colours, and ultimately an unpretentious, organic warmth.

The rustic style finish is a popular choice for residential properties, available in a matt, satin or high gloss. This finish is mostly achievable with new floors as it depends on both the concrete mix design and the standard of workmanship when the concrete is placed. Typically, in a range of greys but this hand-crafted bespoke floor can be offered with a range of colours. Following a range of strategic choices and processes to a point where the concrete floor has been placed and cured then the surface is subject to a series of diamond polishing steps. This follows the contours of the floor without grinding the surface to enhance the characteristics created by the power trowel when crafted. This offers a textured, minimalist, elegant and unique flooring option. A select concrete sealer is then applied to aid the protection of the surface against everyday wear and tear.

The variable finish is mostly common where functionality is the main priority. This is mainly for new concrete floors or existing concrete floors in a significant condition that have been placed to a power trowel finish. It’s also common when the surface necessitates a minimal grind due to anomalies created upon placement of the concrete. This option begins with a light grind to the concrete surface to provide a smooth platform, before mechanically polishing the concrete. The light grind provides an unpredictable amount of fine sands and aggregate exposure. More frequently there will be none to little amount of aggregates exposed, however this is regulated by the condition of concrete surface and how much grinding is necessary to create a smooth surface in preparation for polishing. This type of finish is commonly used in commercial and industrial environment where longevity, low maintenance and a hard-wearing floor is key. Combined with the benefits it offers and being aesthetically pleasing, this finish is now popular in a residential environment. The gloss level is controlled by the number of mechanical polishing steps carried out. Similar to sanding wood, a variation of course to fine tooling refines the surface to achieve flatness, however the more refinement the concrete has at surface level, the more reflective it becomes. Both mid to high gloss is achievable with this finish and for new floors it can be offered in a range of colours. A fully penetrating concrete sealer is applied, followed by a high-speed burnish to complete the floor, ready for hand over.

The exposed aggregate finish can be achieved with both new and existing concrete floors. The requirements for the initial concrete surface condition are reasonably forgiving as a heavy grind of the concrete is the first stage of the process to prepare the floor for concrete polishing. The initial grind typically removes 2-3mm from the surface, so most defects will be eliminated, however deeper grinds or repair products can be used to undertake defects left behind. For new concrete floors the design option is almost limitless. Integrally coloured concrete can be offered in addition to locally selected or decorative aggregates. The use of glass aggregates can also be seeded into the surface upon the placement of the concrete to offer a completely bespoke floor design. The exposed aggregate finish has the highest amount of grinding and polishing stages, the result is a surface that shines and offers exceptional durability.

Contraction/control joints are typically placed in concrete slabs to reduce the occurrence of shrinkage-related cracking. It offers an active role in deciding where it will crack. The straight line saw-cut creates a weak place, so that when concrete shrinks, it should crack in the control joint instead of randomly across the slab. Should your floor require control joints we have a range of decorative polyurea fillers in a range of colours. This should offer, either a subtle remedy or turn these into a decorative feature. A similar method can be offered to random cracks. A unique approach can be undertaken using a range of stylish coloured fillers, including rose gold, copper, silver and more.

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