If you’re building or refurbishing a home or business premises, you’re probably considering your flooring options and deciding which would be best. It’s not an easy decision and there are a lot of factors to weigh up, including cost, durability, appearance, and installation.
Polished concrete has significantly grown in popularity in recent years and is now widely used in a range of settings, such as warehouses, hotels, restaurants, shops, offices and the home.
There are many reasons for its rise in popularity and we could talk about them all day, but here we have pulled together our top five reasons to choose polished concrete flooring which will hopefully help you make that all-important decision.
- Polished concrete can last a lifetime
If you’re wondering how long polished concrete lasts, the answer is it can last several decades. Polished concrete floors are renowned for their long lifespan. They are hard wearing and will not naturally chip or dent like softer surfaces. At Midland Polished Concrete, we guarantee our floors for a minimum of 20 years, but with the correct care and maintenance, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t last a lifetime.
- It’s incredibly hard-wearing
Polished concrete floors are extremely tough and can withstand huge amounts of pressure, whether that’s from forklift trucks in a warehouse or high heeled shoes in a hallway. All of our polished concrete floors have also been treated with penetrating stain protection impregnator which soaks into the surface and helps prevent staining from oil, water and grease. Our coatings are long lasting and difficult to break down through normal use, such as footfall.
- Low maintenance
When you choose polished concrete, you are investing in something that will look good for as long as possible, without having to spend hours scrubbing, wiping and dusting. Maintaining polished concrete flooring is very straightforward. Some maintenance is necessary, but these are the cheapest methods possible. The floor may need waxing or buffing every now and again to restore shine in areas of high footfall, but otherwise all it requires is mopping with a neutral cleaning agent. Unlike unpolished concrete, it’s very easy to keep polished concrete dust free.
- It’s so shiny!
You can’t beat the level of shine that you get from a polished concrete floor. Polished concrete has been treated with chemical densifier and ground with progressively finer grinding tools to achieve the desired shine and smoothness. The chemical treatment penetrates, densifies and hardens the exposed cement paste located in the top 3mm of the floor. Not only does this process add many years to the life expectancy of the floor, but it also takes it to a whole new level of shiny. Your floors will definitely have the wow factor!
- A range of designs and colours
Polished concrete is both incredibly stylish and practical at the same time, representing excellent value for money. It can be treated and finished in a range of dazzling effects and you can create a floor that is completely unique to your property. The process means no two polished concrete floors are ever the same. Your professional installer will be able to talk through the polished concrete design options with you to achieve a floor that is stunning.
To find out more about polished concrete flooring, contact our expert advisors at Midland Polished Concrete.