The Benefits of Polished Concrete Floors
Revamping the home requires many important decisions to be made about new fittings and fixtures, and exactly what style statements you would like to make. In recent times, the trend for industrial decor means that many features that were once considered crude are now perfect for the home.
No feature gives off the rugged-yet-cosy feeling of industrial decor better than a polished concrete floor. Perfect for extensions to existing homes, this versatile material is best poured by a professional readymix contractor – such as Ever Readymix – to ensure a smooth, even finish. It is then buffed and polished by a separate contractor specialising in concrete flooring. Let’s look at the many benefits of a polished concrete floor.
Once polished and sealed, a concrete floor is remarkably easy to maintain. Mopping with a neutral floor cleaning agent is a reliable option to keep the floor shiny and hygienic. In the long term, the concrete should be re-sealed or waxed using a home kit every 2-3 years to guarantee it remains resistant to water absorption.
When a polished concrete floor is well maintained, there is no limit to the years of service it provides. Even if it receives high levels of foot traffic or heavy loads in commercial buildings such as cafes, public buildings and warehouses, concrete floors are hardy and last a lifetime. With a concrete floor, there is no need to periodically replace worn boards, carpet or tiling. Concrete does its job day in, day out with minimum fuss.
A concrete floor is a fantastic investment when its long lifespan is factored into the equation. Not only that, a stylish floor that complements a modern home or home extension adds value to your property and pays dividends when you come to sell or rent it.
Once upon a time, it was true that you could have a concrete floor in any colour you’d like – as long as it was grey. Today, with advancements in colouring techniques, you can apply any number of colours to your polished concrete floor using various techniques.
Acid staining is a popular choice for its classic colour options. Or, for a modern palette, coloured overlays are precut pieces of thin concrete that are coloured before laying and are placed on top of the existing concrete much like traditional tiles.
Whatever option you choose, you are guaranteed an ultra-modern, high gloss finish that will steal the show in any ground floor room.
Ever Readymix are the number one suppliers of readymix and mix-on-site concrete in the Yorkshire region. With depots placed to meet the needs of commercial and domestic customers throughout the county, and a fleet of trucks, pumps and mixers ready to meet your needs, we offer a fast and efficient service wherever you are. We even deliver concrete on bank holidays and weekends by arrangement. For more information about our services, or to book a delivery, contact our friendly team today!