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Polished Concrete – Wales

Polished Concrete – Wales

Concrete Polishing were approached by a client that was looking for a polished concrete floor at their holiday home in Wales. The area in question was the entrance hall to their home. They were therefore looking for a flooring option that was slip-resistant and easily maintainable, and of course aesthetically pleasing. Polished concrete fulfilled all the client’s objectives and more. The property had many quirky features, therefore polished concrete was in fitting with the rest of the decoration.

 

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The client had chosen an Exposed Aggregate Finish. This type of finish is where the aggregate is exposed. The floor was an existing concrete floor. Therefore, to begin contractors had to heavily grind the floor, in order to expose the aggregate. This involved several stages of grinding. Once the grinding stages were complete, contractors could therefore begin to mechanically diamond polish the floor. Again, contractors also completed several stages. Contractors then reached a suitable gloss level.  Lastly, contractors can then apply a sealer to the area. This will help with slip resistance, an objective of the clients. The final result is a perfectly flat, smooth, slip resistant polished concrete floor. The process carried out by contractors was the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® system and tooling.

 

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As you can see, the polished concrete floor in Wales was exceptional! Our client’s expectations were exceeded. Another fantastic project completed by Concrete Polishing.

 

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Location: Wales

Setting: Residential

Finish: Exposed Aggregate

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

Please feel free to contact us 01691 655755, alternatively you can email us info@concretepolishing.co.uk should you wish to discuss upcoming projects. Also, other projects we have completed can be seen in our gallery.

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Commercial Polished Concrete Floors

Commercial Polished Concrete Floors

A client approached Concrete Polishing looking for commercial polished concrete floors at their property in Suffolk. The area was to be a car showroom to display high-end classic cars. The client’s main objectives were an easily maintainable floor, slip-resistant and resistant to spillages. And of course aesthetically pleasing. Polished concrete floors, therefore, met all the client’s objectives. This, therefore, is the client’s first choice for their flooring.

The clients chosen type of finish was the Exposed Aggregate Finish. This is where aggregate is exposed to the surface. Concrete Polishing was asked by the client to mechanically diamond polish the floor. A different contractor had laid the floor. Contractors began by heavily grinding the area, this is necessary to expose the aggregate. This therefore also eliminates any imperfections that may have occurred when placing the floor. Once contractors completed the heavy grinding process, the mechanical diamond polishing process can therefore start. Contractors complete several stages in this process, and they can reach a certain gloss level. Contractors can then start to apply a sealer to the area. This aids with slip resistance and stain resistance. The final stage of the polishing process.

 

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Commercial polished concrete floors created by Concrete Polishing in Suffolk. The results speak for themselves, all in all, an exceptional result! Furthermore, all of our client’s expectations were met using the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® system.

 

Location: Suffolk

Setting: Commercial, Car Showroom

Finish: Exposed Aggregate Finish

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

If you have any queries about an upcoming project or a current one, please do not hesitate to call, 01691 655755 and a member of our team will be more than happy to help. Alternatively, please visit our gallery where other work can be seen.

 

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Industrial Polished Concrete Floors

Industrial Polished Concrete Floors

A factory was looking for Industrial polished concrete floors at their premises in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East. The current floor was in need of full restoration to improve the overall functionality of the floor. The client, therefore, felt that industrial polished concrete floors were the best option for them, due to them being dustproof, durable and easy to clean, minimal lifetime costs, and non-slippery. These just to name a few as to why polished concrete was the most suitable choice.

The floor had been laid for a considerable amount of time. Continuous forklift traffic was covering the area every day. Over time the floor had cracked, together with discolouration, and had become quite dusty. Therefore, all factors needed to be rectified.

 

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Contractors began with a light grind. Grinding, therefore, removed any residue and painted on the surface. Contractors then moved onto a heavy grind. Grinding would resolve any imperfections within the surface. A clean, level, smooth surface was created by contractors. Contractors could then start to mechanically diamond polish the floor. In addition, cracks were dug out, cleaned and then filled with coloured semi-rigid polyurea by contractors. To finish, contractors also applied a concrete sealer. Contractors carried out sections of the floor at a time. Therefore, work could still take place within the factory as usual. All work carried out by contractors was within a controlled environment.

 

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As you can see, the results were exceptional. A complete restoration had successfully been carried out on these industrial polished concrete floors in Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

 

A fantastic transformation for Concrete Polishing UK

 

Location: North East

Setting: Industrial

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® 

 

To see other industrial projects similar to this one, please visit our gallery.

 

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Polished Concrete Floors – Herefordshire

Polished Concrete Floors

A client contacted Concrete Polishing that was wanting a polished concrete floor at their home in Herefordshire. The property was a new build project. Our client had chosen a polished concrete floor as their type of flooring because it has minimal maintenance, stain-resistant and eco-friendly and of course aesthetically pleasing. These were all crucial factors due to the polished concrete floor stretching throughout the downstairs.

 

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Our client was wanting to create a minimal, modern feel to the house. The floor had been laid in conventional concrete and was power trowelled by a different contractor. There were slight imperfections, so contractors had to carry out a Variable Style Finish. This is where there is slight aggregate exposure. To create a variable finish, contractors carried out an initial light grind. This enhances the characteristics created by the power trowel and exposes minimal aggregate. The floor could then be mechanically diamond polished. Contractors mechanically polished the floor to a 400 grit. Contractors then applied a concrete sealer to help with slip resistance and stain resistance.

 

 

The polished concrete floors stretched throughout the whole of the reception of the house, the results were fantastic. Concrete Polishing made a smart, modern and minimal space. The results, therefore, exceeded our client’s expectations. Another brilliant job by Concrete Polishing.

 

 

Location: Herefordshire

Setting: New Build, Residential

Finish: Variable Style Finish

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

If you would like to talk with a member of our team, please do not hesitate to call us on  01691 655 755 or info@concretepolishing.co.uk. Where we, therefore, be happy to help. We can discuss all types of work including Residential, Commercial and Industrial projects.

Also, please visit our gallery where some of our projects can be looked at.

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Polished Concrete Floors – Scotland

Polished Concrete Floors – Scotland

Concrete Polishing were contacted by a client that was in the process of renovating a whisky distillery. The client felt that a polished concrete floor was the most suitable option for their project in Scotland. The client was looking for a flooring option that was low maintenance, retained heat well, and of course, was aesthetically pleasing. Therefore, polished concrete floors in Scotland was the better choice.

A different contractor had placed and power trowelled the existing floor. The contractors that laid the floor, unfortunately, had issues on the day of placement, this, therefore, resulted in the floor being substandard. The client, therefore, instructed concrete Polishing to restore and rectify any problems that had occurred.

 

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The type of finish that the client was wanting was a Rustic Style Finish. No aggregate exposed to the surface. To achieve this type of finish, the contractors carry out a series of very light grinding stages, and no heavy grinding is needed. Once the contractors completed these stages, contractors then applied a sealer to the floor. This aids with slip resistance and stain resistance. Also, a major problem that occurred was surface cracking. Contractors filled these with semi-rigid polyurea.  The client decided they wanted to make a feature from the cracks. Therefore, a slightly lighter polyurea was applied. The feature looked brilliant and added to the overall rustic style finish that the client wanted.

 

 

As you can see, the end results were fantastic, on this polished concrete floors in Scotland. A great result from Concrete Polishing!

 

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Location: Scotland

Setting: Commercial

Finish: Rustic Style finish

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

Please visit our gallery to see more examples of our work. Alternatively, you can call 01691 655 755, where a member of our team will be happy to help, also email info@concretepolishing.co.uk

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Polished Concrete – Buckinghamshire

Polished Concrete – Buckinghamshire

Concrete Polishing were approached by a client wanting a polished concrete floor. In the Buckinghamshire area. The client was in the middle of building their new family home. Our client was looking for an aesthetically modern-looking flooring option that retained heat and easy to maintain.  Polished concrete offered all of these options and more.

 

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The client asked concrete polishing to supply, lay, finish and mechanically polish the new floor. Our clients chosen finish was the Rustic Style Finish and Silver Grey in colour. The finish does not show any aggregate. The surface is, therefore, power trowelled.  Contractors laid the concrete directly over the underfloor heating system. Contractors then finished the floor to a high power trowelled standard. The standard of power trowelling is essential, this therefore will determine the overall look of the finished floor.

 

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To achieve the polished concrete floor in Buckinghamshire, the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® system was used. Contractors carried out a series of light grinding steps. Contractors did not need a heavy initial grind due to the aggregate not being exposed. And, instead, the lighter grinding movements highlight the natural power trowel pattern, which is the overall look that the client was wanting. Contractors then added a concrete sealer to help with protection from spillages and slip resistance.

 

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Concrete Polishing made a modern, fully functional floor and, most importantly, met all the client’s main points and within budget. As you can see from the pictures the standard of workmanship from Concrete Polishing is exceptional!

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Another quality polished concrete floor produced by Concrete Polishing.

Location: Buckinghamshire

Setting: Residential

Colour: Silver Grey

Finish: Rustic Style Finish

 

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Polished Concrete – Mid-Wales

Polished Concrete – Mid-Wales

Our client contacted us regarding a project in Mid-Wales. They were in the early stages of renovating outbuildings into commercial offices. Our client had looked into many types of floor finishes. The client, however, decided that a polished concrete floor was the best option for their project in Mid-Wales. Polished concrete was the clients chosen finish due to it being hard-wearing, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing.

Concrete Polishing installed, finished and polished the concrete.  The clients chosen type of finish was the Exposed Aggregate Finish.  Where aggregate in the concrete is visible.

 

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Once the concrete had been laid contractors were then, therefore able to power float the surface. Contractors then left the surface to cure for around 28 days. The surface is then ready for contractors to mechanically diamond polish the floor. Contactors achieved the exposed aggregate finish by firstly heavy grinding the surface. After the grinding stage is complete contractors then begin to mechanically polish the floor. Once complete, contractors can apply a concrete sealer. This helps with slip and stain resistance.

 

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This polished concrete floor in Mid-Wales was created using the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® system throughout.

 

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As you can see the results were brilliant! Concrete Polishing completed expectations of the clients, all within budget and timescale.

 

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Location: Mid-Wales

Setting: Commercial Offices

Finish: Exposed Aggregate

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

Please feel free to visit our gallery where you can see other projects. If you need any advice about a project do not hesitate to contact us 01691 655 755 or info@concretepolishing.co.uk where a member of the team will be happy to help.  We are now offering installation of Underfloor heating. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

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Polished Concrete – Warwickshire

Polished Concrete – Residential

Our client approached Concrete Polishing, who wanted a polished concrete floor in an extension at their property in Warwickshire. The extension was to be a kitchen/snug. The area was to include an oak timber-framed feature window. As well as oak cladding on the walls and skirting. The clients, therefore, felt that an Exposed Aggregate Finish with a high gloss would be the best option and would suit the overall look that they were wanting to achieve.

The client asked for Concrete Polishing to place, finish and polish the floor. The client chose to remain with the natural colour from the local quarry where the concrete would be supplied from. They felt that the neutral tones of the concrete would therefore complement the oak timber throughout.

The concrete was placed by our contractors directly over the under-floor heating system. And finished to a power trowelled standard. Once contractors had finished placing the slab, the mechanical process could therefore begin around 28 days later.

 

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The clients chosen type of finish was the exposed aggregate. To expose aggregate a heavy initial grind is therefore necessary. This in turn prepares the floor for the mechanical diamond polishing process. Heavy grinding also eliminates any imperfections in the concrete that may have occurred when placing. Included in the area was a kitchen. Therefore, a significant factor that the client wanted to avoid was any staining from spillage. Contractors, therefore, applied a sealer to the area that would prevent any spillages from penetrating into the floor. Once contractors had finished the polishing process, contractors could apply the sealer to the area.

 

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As you can see the outcome of this polished concrete floor in Warwickshire was stunning!  As a company, we met the client’s needs. Within the allocated timescale and budget. Concrete Polishing once again exceeded the client’s expectations.

 

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Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Setting: Residential

Finish: Exposed Aggregate Finish

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

Please feel free to visit our gallery where more examples of polished concrete can be seen.

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Commercial Polished Concrete – Merseyside

Commercial Polished Concrete – Merseyside

Concrete Polishing was approached by a client that was wanting to restore their premises in Liverpool, Merseyside. The client was turning the premises into a restaurant. They had looked at many types of floor covering. However, polished concrete was definitely their first choice for the premises in Merseyside.

Contractors had to meet objectives due to this being a restaurant and constant foot flow. These included, slip resistance, stain resistance and easily maintained. And, of course, aesthetically pleasing. Our client felt that a polished concrete floor would meet all of these objectives.

 

 

A different contractor had laid the concrete to a good standard. The clients chosen type of finish was the Exposed Aggregate Finish. The type of finish that the client wanted was achieved by firstly carrying out a heavy grind. This, therefore, exposes the aggregate. Post this process, the contractors begin the mechanical diamond polishing process. Contractors then added the concrete sealer to the surface after the polishing process was complete. The sealer is a big factor in making sure that the client’s main objectives are met. These being slip resistance and stain resistance.

 

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The commercial polished concrete floor in Merseyside was created using the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® system and tooling.

Undoubtedly, the aesthetics were stunning! Furthermore, we were able to hand over to our client a fully functional floor. Concrete Polishing met all criteria to an exceptionally high standard. All completed on time and within the clients budget.

 

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Well done team on the amazing results on this commercial polished concrete floor in Liverpool, Merseyside.

 

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Setting: Commercial, Restaurant

Finish: Exposed Aggregate Finish

System used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

In addition to this project take a look at previous projects, that Concrete Polishing has done. Also, please visit our gallery. Email info@concretepolishing.co.uk or call us 01691 655755.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.    

 

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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!

 

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Fantastic results from one of our teams at Concrete Polishing!

 

Location: Worcestershire

Setting: Residential

Finish: Exposed Aggregate

System used: Husqvarna Hiperfloor

 

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