Skip to Content

Blog Archives

Polished Concrete – Worcestershire

Polished Concrete – Worcestershire

Our client was in the first stages of completing their floor. At their home in, Worcestershire. They, however, decided they wanted polished concrete throughout the whole of the ground floor.

The central part of the extension was to be open plan. Therefore, the client wanted to extend polished concrete throughout to include the stairs also. The clients chosen type of finish was the Exposed Aggregate Finish. Therefore, natural aggregate is exposed.

 

Concrete Polishing Malvern Worcestershire Concrete Polishing Malvern Worcestershire

 

The extension was, however, to be a holiday home. Therefore, the client’s flooring needed to include little maintenance, stain-resistant, and aesthetically pleasing, yet, due to the contractors carrying out polished concrete on the stairs. The concrete would, therefore, need to be slip-resistant. The concrete supplied, laid and finished by us. Once the contractors had placed the floor, mechanically diamond polishing it could then take place. To achieve exposed aggregate finish contractors performed an initial heavy grind. It was the grinding that exposed the aggregate. After, the grinding contractors carried out the stages to mechanically polish the floor. The contractors then added a concrete sealer. This aids with slip resistance and stain resistance. To achieve this finish, contractors, therefore, carried out the same process, except the work was carried out using hand tooling on the stairs.    

 

    Concrete Polishing Malvern Worcestershire Concrete Polishing Stairs

Concrete Polishing Stairs

 

The whole process for this polished concrete floor in Worcestershire was done by contractors using the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® system and tooling. 

Upon completion of the project, the results were stunning! All the client’s requirements met. And therefore however all completed with the budget. This project, as a result, exceeded the customer’s expectations. A unique project!

 

Concrete Polishing Malvern Worcestershire Concrete Polishing Stairs

 

Fantastic results from one of our teams at Concrete Polishing!

 

Location: Worcestershire

Setting: Residential

Finish: Exposed Aggregate

System used: Husqvarna Hiperfloor

 

Previous projects are shown in our gallery.

0 Continue Reading →

Polished Concrete – Shropshire

Polished Concrete – Shropshire

We were approached by our client who was looking to extend their home in, Shropshire. The client decided a polished concrete floor was the best choice for their project.

The client was wanting an Exposed Aggregate Finish with a high gloss. For their residential kitchen, diner extension. The exposed aggregate finish is where the aggregate is fully exposed. The main objectives of the clients, because this was a kitchen, diner area were. Therefore, to have a functional, slip-resistant, stain-resistant, easily maintained floor and aesthetically pleasing.

 

polished concrete shropshire residential polished concrete shropshire residential

 

The new floor was laid and finished by a different contractor to a low standard. However, due to the clients choosing an exposed aggregate finish, the low standard of concrete finishing did not pose a problem. To achieve an exposed aggregate finish. The contractors carried out a heavy initial grind. This, therefore, prepared the floor for mechanical diamond polishing. The heavy grinding also. Therefore, eliminated any defects in the concrete. Semi-rigid polyurea was then added to the joints by the contractors.

 

Polished_Concrete_Shropshire_Residential

 

Due to the area being a kitchen, diner and one of the client’s main objectives was stain and slip resistance. The contractor applied a concrete sealer to the polished concrete floor in Shropshire.

The overall results were exceptional! All the client’s primary objectives were met and most importantly, all within budget. The system however used to create this polished concrete floor in Shropshire was the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® throughout.

 

Polished Concrete Shropshire Residential

 

A fantastic result again from one of our teams at Concrete Polishing!

 

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Setting: Residential

Finish: Exposed Aggregate

System Used: Husqvarna Hiperfloor

 

Should you need advice or a quote regarding an existing project. Or a new upcoming project. Please feel free to contact us at 01691 655 755 or info@concretepolishing.co.uk where we will look forward to helping.

 

0 Continue Reading →

Commercial Polished Concrete – Staffordshire

Polished Concrete – Staffordshire

We were approached by a client that was in the process of extending their existing premises. The extension was to be a Cookery School. The clients wanted polished concrete as their choice of flooring for the commercial premises in Staffordshire.

Due to the project being a commercial kitchen environment, the main objectives were, slip resistance, stain resistance, aesthetically pleasing and of course cost-effective.

After discussing the project in-depth, and the client weighing up other flooring options. The client undoubtedly decided that a commercial polished concrete floor was best suited to their project.

Concrete Polishing supplied, laid and finished the concrete. The chosen type of finish was a Rustic Style Finish. Silver Grey in colour.  Contractors laid and finished the floor to a power trowelled standard. This is a crucial part when needing to achieve a rustic style finish, due to minimal grinding taking place when mechanically diamond polishing the floor.

 

 

The commercial polished concrete floor, Staffordshire was achieved using the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® system. A series of lighter grinding stages took place. This therefore highlighting the natural power trowel pattern, this needs to be evident in the desired type of finish. Contractors applied concrete sealer to the floor. This is a crucial factor to help with slip resistance and stain resistance, two main objectives of the clients.

 

 

The client’s other objectives were aesthetics and cost. As you can see the results speak for themselves, the overall standard and finish were exceptional! All completed on time and well within the clients budget.

 

 

Another fantastic result for Concrete Polishing on this commercial polished concrete floor in Staffordshire.

 

Location: Staffordshire

Setting: Commercial, Cookery School

Colour: Silver Grey

Finish: Rustic Style Finish

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

Please feel free to visit our gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

0 Continue Reading →

Commercial Polished Concrete

Commercial Polished Concrete 

Why “real” Polished Concrete is the way forward for your flooring option.  

Is “real” polished concrete flooring the way forward for commercial flooring? We say yes, and this is why.

It has always been so that in commercial flooring spaces such as retail, restaurants, cafés and office spaces, overlays and micro cement have always been the preferred choice. Both coatings when applied to an existing surface including tiles or wood. It imitates actual concrete.

As time has progressed it appears Architects and Designers are becoming more familiar with the concept of “real” polished concrete. Than opposed to overlays and micro cement. They are ever increasingly looking st cost-effective and “green” flooring options. These therefore, are just 2 of the reasons why a commercial polished concrete floor is the way forward when choosing your commercial flooring.

Overlays and Micro Cement

We will always find many commercial premises where an overlay or micro cement is more suited. Where access is minimal for example. This type of concrete finish will always hold its own within the flooring industry. However, it is soon becoming apparent that “real” polished concrete will be here for the duration of time.

When considering the durability of a concrete floor, it is a commercial polished concrete floor that contractors will have refined using a mechanical diamond process that will undoubtedly stand the test of time.

Using, Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® it can be guaranteed that the functionality of the floor and aesthetics are not compromised over long periods of time. The contractor cannot guarantee functionality with other flooring options.

Many larger outfits are now looking to polished concrete for a commercial flooring option. These include car showrooms, office space, restaurants and cafes. They are finding that polished concrete is economically the wisest choice, is resistant to wear and spillages. Environmentally friendly. And therefore easily maintained at a low cost, just to name a few benefits. All important contributing factors when deciding on a flooring option.

 

Restaurant After Polishing Polished Concrete Classic Car Showroom

 

If you are looking for a flooring option that offers:

  • Durability
  • Resistant to wear and tear
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Cost-effective
  • Aesthetically pleasing

Then a “real” polished concrete floor is undoubtedly the best commercial flooring option!

If you have any queries regarding your project and are thinking polished concrete would be the best option then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01691 655 755 or info@concretepolishing.co.uk

0 Continue Reading →

Commercial Polished Concrete Chester

Commercial Polished Concrete Chester

We had been approached by a client that had recently purchased commercial premises in Chester, who was wanting a polished concrete floor. The building was formerly a bank. The floor was in a poor state of repair. Therefore, needing full restoration for this to become a fully functional floor.

 

 

The client was wanting to make the premises into a Cafe. The intentions were to have the premises glass fronted with timber cladding added. Therefore, in keeping with this style the client requested a Variable Style polished concrete floor. With a low gloss finish where the aggregate exposed is variable.

 

 

In order to achieve a Variable style polished concrete floor, we restored the floor fully. Grinding, repairing, joint rebuilding and mechanical diamond polishing took place. Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® system, to polish the floor.

The commercial polished concrete floor in Chester, extensively repaired using specialist joint rebuilding products. Before this process, the contractors lightly ground. Joints were rebuilt then and filled. The Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® diamond polishing system was therefore carried out. The contractor applied the sealer. The sealer prevents stains from penetrating into the surface and aids slip resistance on the commercial polished concrete floor in Chester. Lastly, the team lightly burnished the polished concrete floor before remaining furniture added.

The final results were exceptional, to say the condition of the floor at the beginning of the project.

Concrete Polishing UK transformed the commercial polished concrete floor into a functional floor as requested by the client, the programme, the budget were adhered to. All in all, therefore a successful restoration with excellent results!

 

 

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Setting: Commercial, Cafe

Finish: Variable Style Finish, Low Gloss

System used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

Please feel free to take a look at our gallery.

0 Continue Reading →

Polished Concrete West Midlands

Polished Concrete West Midlands.

Concrete Polishing UK is an award-winning company. We are excited to offer concrete installation and polished concrete West Midlands, and Birmingham.

We specialize in the installation of concrete flooring and polished concrete flooring. If it’s a Residential project. Commercial property. Or a large Industrial Warehouse.  Therefore, we are confident that we can, fulfil all expectations cost-effectively. And above all within the designated timescale.

 

Polished Concrete Industrial Warehouse.

A client approached our company wanting to restore a large warehouse concrete floor, in the West Midlands area. Into a functional therefore dust-free, and aesthetically pleasing polished concrete floor. A polished concrete project of this type was very suited to our company. Concrete Polishing UK.

The floor had been laid by a different contractor. The floor needed a full restoration. This, therefore, included grinding, repairs, and joint rebuilding. Our team then used the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®System

 

The initial grinding stages were aggressive. We could then progress onto rebuilding the concrete floor joints and fill. The team then carried out The full Husqvarna Hiperfloor system on the large industrial warehouse floor. The contractor then applied a sealer to protect and aid with slip resistance. A full burnish then carried out on the floor.

Concrete Polishing UK transformed the Industrial warehouse concrete floor into a fully functional flooring option, dust-free. Aesthetically pleasing polished concrete floor in the West Midlands. The results were exceptional!

Polished concrete, Final result

 

Please feel free to visit our gallery.

 

 

 

 

0 Continue Reading →

Polished Concrete Stairs

While polished concrete floors are becoming more and more popular, polished concrete stairs are less often seen. Properly installed and polished, a concrete staircase can transform the look of a building. Split level spaces can be made to look great by connecting the polished concrete floor to the upper level in a seamless way.

To install a concrete staircase formwork is created to pour the concrete into. Once the concrete has begun to harden, the surfaces are hand trowelled. This continues the surface appearance seen on the floor. After a period of curing time the stairs can be polished at the same time as the floor.

These pictures were taken at a residential property where we installed polished concrete stairs. The form of the steps is mirrored on the reverse of the staircase. Low level lighting was installed on both side walls. This helps to create layers of light which refract off the polished surface of the staircase.

Polished concrete stairs are an impressive architectural feature. They provide a focus for rooms and add to the modern aesthetic concrete creates. They are an investment of time and money, though, and should be added to architectural plans at a very early stage.

A staircase can be built into a wide variety of shapes, including curves and corners. It is suitable for residential or commercial buildings, provided there is enough space to accommodate it. Before it is decided upon, we suggest that any clients ask their architects or designers to provide them with 3d renderings of how the building will look.

A polished concrete staircase can help to transform a building into a modern, dramatic space with immediate visual impact. If you, or your client, are interested in polished concrete stairs as part of your project please contact us for more information.

0 Continue Reading →

Polished Concrete Cost to Polish Concrete

Polished Concrete Cost

The first concern for most of our customers is how much it will the cost to polish a concrete floor. The best way for us to help you find the price for your floor is to speak to your directly. You can call our office on 01691 655 755 and we will provide a free quotation. You can also fill in our contact form at the bottom of our home page.

At Concrete Polishing we offer a high standard of polished concrete, using some of the most advanced technology on the market. We can offer a range of concrete floor finishes to fit your building. Each of these finishes can be offered in residential, retail, commercial and industrial properties. Our teams will complete the whole process, including both grinding and polishing. We use advanced Husqvarna Construction Products, which have state of the art functions, not seen elsewhere on the market. These machines are the key to creating attractive and long lasting floors.

The polished concrete cost per m² will depend on the concrete finish you require. We offer Rustic, Variable or Premium finishes. These can range from £30 – £85 per square metre, depending on the size of the floor and the quality of the concrete. The finishes we offer are also known as Husqvarna HiperFloor. Our staff have been certified by Husqvarna Construction Products as official Husqvarna HiperFloor installers. The following video shows an old painted concrete floor we transformed into a polished concrete floor.

 

We offer concrete polishing throughout the UK. We are based in Shropshire, which gives us easy access to areas such as Cheshire, Mid – North Wales, Merseyside, Midlands, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.

We take pride in the service we offer, and we believe in using quality products to achieve the best possible results. Our concrete floor finishes include an application of Husqvarna HiperGuard, which protects the floor from stains and spills. It also which simplifies maintenance and cleaning, extending the lifespan of the floor. You can see the before and after pictures of a workshop we transformed in Oswestry, Shropshire.

before
Before
after
After

For more pictures of polished concrete projects then visit our Gallery page.

Our showroom is open Monday to Friday, 9am till 5pm if you wish to find out more or discuss future projects. We advise clients to call ahead and book an appointment to discuss their project, as key members of our team are often away from the office on site visits.

0 Continue Reading →
Call Now ButtonCALL TODAY