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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 – 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®

 

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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.

 

Gold Repair in Polished Concrete

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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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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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!

 

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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

 

Previous projects are shown in our gallery.

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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®

 

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Polished Concrete – Wrexham, Wales

Polished Concrete – Wrexham, Wales

Our client had acquired a barn conversion. And was potentially thinking of choosing the flooring option of Polished Concrete at their project in Wrexham, Wales.

They were looking for a flooring option that was in keeping with the character of the barn.  As well as keeping it modern and stylish. They, therefore, opted for a mechanically ground polished concrete option with a Rustic Style Finish. The main part of the conversion was to be open plan.  With the property being all on one level they were looking at polished concrete extending throughout.

 

 

A contractor installed the underfloor heating, the slab was placed and finished to a power trowelled standard. Due to the client wanting a Rustic Style finish a deep grind was not necessary. Contractors, therefore, carried out lighter grinding on the area. This, therefore, magnifies the movements of the power trowelling, which in turn gives you the rustic yet modern characteristics of this type of finish. Due to the polished concrete being throughout the property it was vital that the floor was resistant to stains as well as slip. After mechanically grinding and polishing the floor, the contractor applied a concrete sealer, this aided with the clients main objective of slip and stain resistance.

 

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The entire process for this polished concrete floor was carried out using the Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR® System.

 

 

As you can see this polished concrete floor Wrexham, Wales looks truly exceptional. We believe a modern touch has been added, yet the character is still very much present. This has no doubt been one of our favourite residential projects to date.

 

Location: Wrexham, Wales

Setting: Residential

Finish: Rustic Style Finish

System Used: Husqvarna HIPERFLOOR®

 

Please feel free to visit our gallery where you can see previous projects. Different types of finishes/colours that are available.

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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.

 

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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

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