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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

 

To see other work by Concrete Polishing please also visit our gallery

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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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Polished Concrete – Process

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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Polished Concrete – Gold Crack Repair

Polished Concrete – Gold Crack Repair

A client contacted Concrete Polishing facing the unfortunate problem of their existing polished concrete floor in Cheshire cracking. A different contractor had laid, placed and polished the floor. After inspection, the previous contractors had not added expansion joints to the slab. Therefore, as time had progressed cracking had appeared. This is a common fault in concrete flooring if joints have not been placed correctly.

The client wanted to make the cracks a feature. We felt that at Concrete Polishing we had the perfect solution to make the cracks a feature, a polished concrete gold crack repair. This therefore would be to fill the cracks with a gold joint repair filler.

 

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This specific style of repair is known as Kintsugi. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics, or in this case concrete. The concept behind Kintsugi is to accept damage as part of the history of an object. This, therefore, is precisely what our clients wanted to achieve with their floor. To accept the cracks and turn them into a unique feature.

Kintsugi repairs worked especially well on this polished concrete floor in Cheshire. Due to the interior being minimalistic. You could therefore really see the effect, and it really contributed as a feature of the room.

While most people will see a crack as a problem, and whether you wish to conceal it or make it a feature. Concrete Polishing can undoubtedly offer you a solution to restore your polished concrete floor.

 

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If you would like any further information on this type of finish please do not hesitate to contact us at 01691 655 755. Or email us info@concretepolishing.co.uk. Our work can also be looked at on our website

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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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Concrete Polishing – PICS Golden Trowel Winner 2019

The Golden Trowel is an annual award handed out by PICS, and Concrete Polishing is delighted to have been awarded one of this year’s top prize winners. The award winning polished concrete floor was installed in Hencote Winery, Shrewsbury.

PICS have been supporting the stamped and decorative concrete industry in the UK since 1992. They are experts in decorative concrete floors, and we are thrilled to receive this accolade from them. Concrete Polishing strives for visual excellence with every floor, trying to exceed the expectations of our clients. It is rewarding to have that recognised and affirmed by experts in concrete technology.

 

PICS have been supporting the stamped and decorative concrete industry in the UK since 1992. They are experts in decorative concrete floors, and we are thrilled to receive this accolade from them. Concrete Polishing strives for visual excellence with every floor, trying to exceed the expectations of our clients. It is rewarding to have that recognised and affirmed by experts in concrete technology.

Hencote Winery is a fantastic venue which has received rave reviews for its wine, its restaurant and for its accommodation. The restaurant commands exquisite views of the Shropshire hills. We crafted the restaurant floor using integrally coloured cement and a decorative golden aggregate. The design of the restaurant allows natural light to flood into the room, bringing out different colours in the floor at different times of the day. The exposed aggregate and high gloss reflect light, helping brighten the space after sunset. Hencote selected clustered single bulb lighting, directed by opaque shades. The lights are reflected in the floor’s dark surface, creating a starlight effect.

This was a challenging project. With such a large space, and few architectural features, the floor is a major factor in the overall look of the restaurant. Concrete Polishing was excited to be part of this project and it is rewarding to see it appreciated by the PICS and the decorative concrete community.

Since Hencote we have continued to develop as a company, building our knowledge and skills in the field of polished concrete. We aim to build on this success and continue exceed expectations, creating attractive and hardwearing floors across the UK.

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