Polished concrete has been long used commercially in warehouses, showrooms and other facilities but recently is popularity has shifted to homes as well. It is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down and it isn’t hard to see why. Innovative, elegant and affordable, polished concrete has all the practical benefits of concrete with a look that can be mistake for marble, granite or polished stone.
What Is Polished Concrete?
Polished concrete is concrete that has been polished using heavy duty industrial machinery imbedded with small pieces of industrial diamond. A sealer is applied during the grinding process to help harden the concrete. The result will vary from matte to bright and glass-like, depending on the desired finish. Aggregates such as stones or other objects can be added to further enhance the appearance. Stains and colors can be added to customise the look to any setting and installation is quick and easy.
Where Can Polished Concrete Be Used?
The simple answer is, almost anywhere! Polished concrete was initially more popular in commercial premises, but it is been seen more and more in homes as families are catching on to both its look and how easy it is to clean and care for. The light-reflectivity qualities of polished concrete make it a fine choice for hotels and restaurants giving a bright and clean appearance and reducing the need for artificial lighting. For industrial uses its spill resistance, durability and scratch resistance means it works well in factories and warehouses. Polished concrete can also be incorporated into a concrete countertop surface, which will add elegance and class to any kitchen or bathroom. Aggregates, stone or other objects can be embedded into polished concrete, enhancing its light reflectivity or adding a unique twist.
What Are The Advantages Of Polished Concrete?
Polished concrete offers many advantages over other flooring choices. The main reason customers are drawn to polished concrete is the way it looks - uniquely elegant and highly customisable in color and finish. Along with the way it reflects the light, polished concrete can make for a captivating flooring choice. Looks aren’t everything though and polished concrete offers a number of other advantages. The affordability of this choice means you can give your home or business a real sense of style on a budget. It is low maintenance, long lasting and very easy to clean which makes it a great choice for busy families and businesses that receive a lot of foot traffic. Finally, it is a more sustainable flooring option because it doesn’t require harsh chemical coatings or hazardous adhesives.
Our Experience With Polished Concrete
Take your time to view some of the many options and styles available in polished concrete – we have some beautiful examples on our website. Then, if you decide this style is right for you give us a call at Vancouver Concrete Stamping. We have the tools and the equipment to polish concrete to perfection, whether you are looking at something matte, or a more glass-like effect. Our years of experience means we can guide you through your options with regards to color choice and adding stone or other aggregate. Finally, we should be your first choice because, like all services we provide we give our customers very competitive pricing, without compromising on quality.