concrete cut & polish
Polished concrete floors have accelerated in popularity in recent years – not only because they’re a great-looking option but because they offer an extensive list of practical advantages.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that polished concrete is the flooring of choice for homeowners, retailers, schools, medical facilities, commercial property owners, industrial premises, hotels and restaurants – from bottom-end basic to high-end luxury and sophistication.
A polished concrete floor will stay shiny and functional with minimal effort. Of course, it doesn’t clean itself, so some general sweeping and mopping will be required (with larger ride-on concrete sweepers and scrubbers used for expansive areas), but because it’s stain-resistant, tough and won’t chip or scratch easily, it’ll keep its good looks for years.
Polished concrete is one of the toughest materials around, so its strength and durability gives it an advantage over other flooring choices like vinyl, tiles and epoxy coatings. Where durability is a pre-requisite, such as high-traffic and hard-wearing locations like shopping centres, factories and restaurants, it’s hard to beat polished concrete for extended service life.
Economical and cost-effective
The cost per square metre of polished concrete is often much less than other flooring options, plus maintenance costs will be less over time too. It also has a longer lifecycle cost (said to be up to 60% less than other traditional floor coverings) and because of its durability, isn’t as vulnerable to damage as other materials so it won’t need replacing.
It’s a sustainable flooring choice and doesn’t require hazardous cleaners or coatings which are bad for the environment to keep it looking its best. What’s more, polished concrete floors get a big tick for sustainability because they can actually save on energy costs. Their reflective surfaces increase ambient lighting, reducing the need for artificial lights plus they conduct heat and will absorb energy from the sun to provide natural underfloor heating.