Common questions about concrete polished floors
WHAT ARE CONCRETE POLISHED FLOORS?
Concrete polishing is the mechanical refined process of polishing the surface of the concrete. Chemicals are added to give hardness and stain protection. Depending on the system used, a hydrophobic floor is achievable to stop water and stain ingress.
DO POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORS SCRATCH?
The surface does not have a topical coating so is therefore many many times harder than any epoxy or sealer. Normal use with forklifts or trollies etc results in no scratches. So in normal use, the answer is no.
MAINTENANCE OF CONCRETE POLISH?
Depending on the system used there is very low maintenance other than general cleaning which is best done by an auto scrubber for commercial use or steam mop/micro fibre mop in domestic conditions.
CAN I HAVE DIFFERENT SHINES – LIKE SATIN OR GLOSS?
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL COST OF POLISHED CONCRETE?
Polishing concrete can vary in price – Such variations include size of the job, attention to small detail, such as bathrooms etc. Type of grinding required. Make contact with us and we can get you a quick estimate for your project. As a guide line, prices start at €70 a sq/m to €120 a sq/m.
DO YOU HAVE A CONCRETE POLISHING POURING GUIDE?
Yes, we have a comprehensive pouring guide to the concrete. This means that your job will come up the best you can get if the placer follows our simple instructions.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FLOOR POURED FOR POLISHING AND ONE THAT IS NOT?
In some cases yes.
ARE THE FLOORS COLD?
We recommend polystyrene under the concrete and if budget allows then plumbing for under floor heating to be installed as well. Doesn’t have to be hooked up but pays for it to be installed for future proofing if required. Every house will be different depending on design layout etc. Concrete has great thermal gains but the house needs to be built with this in mind.