Let's check out some of the benefits of polished concrete floors
When you think of concrete floors … a few words come to mind – gray, dull, cold and industrial are a few! But unknown to many polished concrete floors can give a modern look and feel to any kitchen, bathroom or residential area. In fact, polished concrete floors are becoming the trend from season to season with its numerous benefits that attract individuals with properties of all sizes to consider this low maintenance floor option.
Here we explore the five benefits that every homeowner can look forward to when they provide green light to polished concrete floor videos …
The sustainable alternative
Because of its wide use and industrial appearance, many people go beyond the green references of concrete, but this wonderful product is actually one of the most durable building materials around!
Production and installation of a polished concrete floor does not require any new materials, in fact boring concrete slabs previously used as coating can become the composite material for your beautifully finished concrete floor. Many polished concrete floor specialists use recycled concrete from buildings and garages to create a polished product, and with a certain gentle grinding, sealing and buffering, these otherwise unattractive materials can become a seamless and shiny floor to be envied by many homeowners.
Polished concrete flooring is known for its simple care, and although some maintenance is required to maintain its shine and glitter, compared to other floor types, polished concrete is perfect for those who want a beautiful finish without any hassle.
Regular sweeping and mopping are needed to prevent damage, while spills should be cleaned immediately to prevent stains from developing. In addition, your polished concrete floor must be sealed every three to five years to ensure optimal protection against wear.
A cost effective solution
Although engineered wood, tiles and other stone floors can have a high price, polished concrete can be applied relatively cheaply due to its durability. Polished concrete floors are perfect for homeowners who want to take an economical way to improve the home and installation can only mean you have more money left in the kit to follow other home upgrades.
Fully customizable finish
Concrete flooring specialists use a variety of techniques to beautifully polish polished concrete, and a range of tactics can also be used to customize the look of your installation.
Stains, tinted sealants, dyes and stencils can all be used to create a finish that is as unique as you are. Tinted sealants in particular offer a cost-effective and fantastic finish for concrete floors. Available in a variety of colors, tinted sealants provide all the protection a standard sealant ensures and provide a subtle color tone. Metallic coatings can also be added to polished concrete to add an impressive guild of nickel, aged bronze, copper or silver.
Made to last
Concrete floors are extremely durable and as a result polished concrete is particularly long lasting. Polished concrete floors are expected to last for over 100 years, giving a low maintenance floor alternative built to last.
This post was written by Brittany Thorley from ReadyMix Concrete Online, The UK's leading supplier of quality assured concrete.