Another increasingly popular service that we offer is polished concrete which can give that expensive look of marble or stone at a smaller cost. The process is time-consuming, but the end results are something to be proud of, and you are left with a floor covering that not only looks fantastic but is hard wearing and will last for years.
Along with looking amazing, there are also no joints that give a unique look. It is also a common option to have polished concrete going from a kitchen dining area to an outdoor living space, giving that look and feel of outdoor living whilst inside.
How much does concrete polishing cost?
Concrete polishing can be a costly process. So, it’s essential to do your research before deciding on what type of method is best for you and your project. For instance, basic grinding starts at $50 per square meter, which may not seem that bad! But the honed polish costs around $75 per meter.
What is polished concrete?
Concrete is a hard, durable material that can be shaped and cut into different sizes to make sidewalks or flooring. Polished concrete looks similar to marble, but it costs less money because the polishing process doesn’t require as much time and work involved with cutting marble by hand.
Polishing concrete is a highly laborious process:
- Concrete must be leveled and cleaned to remove excess dust or gravel that may be on it.
- A machine called a vibrator is used to create waves on the surface of the concrete. This creates space for the polish to set into as it’s applied.
- Polishing compounds are used to create a shine.
Benefits of polished concrete
A lot of people are looking for new and creative ways to renovate their homes. The last few decades have seen a massive explosion in the range of materials you can use, from beautiful marble flooring or tile work on your bathroom or kitchen countertop to exotic woods like teak – but many homeowners want something different. Polished concrete is an attractive option because it’s durable enough for indoor applications such as floors and walls and outdoor spaces around pools too.
Flaws? There are no flaws with polished concrete; one just needs patience while waiting for its results, but they indeed are worth the wait!
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Concrete polishing is a reasonably straightforward process, but it’s essential to be familiar with the steps involved before we get started. It can take several hours to complete one job, and many variables determine how long each stage of the project will take. These points can be discussed when we carry out an initial survey, and we will advise you on an exact plan of action to deliver your perfect polished concrete floor finish.