Polished Concrete floors are long lasting, hard wearing and provide a beautifully naturally textured floor. Concrete polished floors look great in homes, restaurants, cafes and shops.
Polished concrete floors have become very popular over the last 15 years for 4 reasons. 1. There is now a wider range of concrete grinding and polishing machines from Europe, America and recently China. 2. The machines are becoming quicker and easier to use. 3. Chemicals that are used to polish concrete are becoming more advanced to create higher luster concrete floors. 4. As polished concrete floors have became more popular the prices of the concrete grinding and polishing machines have become more affordable, as well as the price of the chemicals use to polish concrete floors.
Polished concrete floors are a great option as it will not wear away like a coating rolled onto the top of a concrete floor. Concrete polished floors will usually be less expensive than a tiled floor. Choosing a tiled floor requires the purchasing of tiles as well as the labour of installing the tiles. Concrete polishing only requires the labour of polishing the concrete floor. Polished concrete floors use a lithium silicate sealer which penetrates the concrete floor before and while polishing. This results in a polished floor as hard as the concrete, rather than as hard as the sealer.
Polished concrete floors have become the most popular floors for restaurants, cafes and shops. This is due to its high durability and natural appearance. Concrete Surface Coatings has started to observe a trend over the last 5 years that large department stores are using polished concrete floors to save costs on maintenance and resealing. Having a high luster floor also saves money on lighting as the floor reflects light.