Sample service and Consultation for bespoke and standard Overlays
The vast majority of concrete floors can be processed without difficulty to a high standard, high gloss, mirror finish as seen in many residential and commercial environments. However, on occasion, there can be a myriad of reasons an existing concrete slab could be unsuitable to be diamond processed, the slab could have imperfections which will vastly effect the overall aesthetic achievable, whether its due to a substandard/compromised pour or damage caused by heavy foot traffic in a working environment.
There may also be not enough depth available in order to pour a new slab, or not enough time on a project to allow for the 28 day cure needed to process slabs in situ. Polished cementitious overlays are proving to be an extremely aesthetically pleasing, highly efficient and quick to install alternative, with endless options for creating a bespoke and eye catching floor.
Though the process of laying an overlay is quite different from polished concrete, the final finish is completed in the same way and still provides the same WOW factor as a polished concrete floor in situ, they also give you much more control over the final look and finish of your floor and can be tailored specifically to your requirements.
We mainly use CTS products for our overlays, coupled with Ameripolish and Metzger Mcguire as these product work along side each other to ensure the highest of quality and most durable floors with an unrivalled aesthetic.
CTS Rapid set is a high performance architectural topping and re-surfacer that can be used both internally and externally. The CTS products rapidly level and produce a smooth, strong surface with high- bond strength. TRU is ready for foot traffic in 3 to 4 hours. As an interior and exterior product, TRU is durable in wet or dry conditions.
There are many environmental advantages to using CTS products, they reduce your carbon footprint and lower your environmental impact. The production of TRU emits 65% less CO2 than Portland cement.
CTS is designed specifically for polishing and decorative flooring applications and if processed correctly will give you outstanding clarity and gloss. TRU is highly polishable due to low polymer content and high density
TRU is extremely versatile and we can even incorporate aggregates/coloured glass etc to create numerous design possibilities which are completely unique to you.
The CTS products are very high strength 5000 psi (34.5 MPa) in 24 hours 6500 psi (44.8 MPa) in 28 days and suitable for foot traffic in 3 to 4 hours. The grinding and polishing can commence 24hours after pour.
Selecting a sample (Standard range)
We have a fantastic range of standard micro-toppings which give a wonderfully unique finish to your floor, All samples are processed and individually made for your project.
We are able to send you a sample of our standard range.
The standard range include a ‘mid grey’ and an ‘off white’ in the No stones finish and a ‘mid grey’ with a salt and pepper style in the ‘stones’ finish.
You will see variation in terms of colour tone and movement leaving you with a truly unique floor even using the standard ranges.
Selecting a sample (Bespoke range)
Here at Niche, we have created a new range of bespoke polished concrete overlays. These will only be available in limited quantities as we want them to be as special to you as they are to us. Variation in aggregate/colour must always be expected, as this is what makes your floor unique.
The possibilities for a unique overlay are endless, we are always happy to create a bespoke sample with your choice of colour and/or aggregate.
Make it your own
Firstly, choose your base colour and aggregate if desired. If you know which base colour you would like but are unsure what aggregate we will be happy to assist you with selecting colours which complement the base.
Then its time to choose how you would like your aggregate distributed (if any) and what size you would like. We can create stunning movement and patterns in the floor by hand seeding aggregates.
Next you would choose the desired gloss level for your sample (Matte,Satin,Gloss)
Finally it’s time to create your sample. (all samples are hand made and will be cast and polished within 14 days).
Who this is for?
Polished Concrete Flooring is ideal for anyone seeking a stunning unique floor.
Who this is not for?
A polished concrete surface is not for you if you insist on consistent symmetrical patterns. The myriad of variables caused by a mixture of pre-existing conditions make a consistent symmetrical outcome impossible. A unique finish is the one outcome that is absolutely guaranteed.
The not so small print
Yes we have terms and conditions. But we refuse to hide behind small print. Being open and honest is important to us and we hate nasty surprises. We therefore make it our business to highlight all the risks, issues and important clauses, before entering into any agreement.
Low Maintenance NOT No Maintenance
Our polished concrete solutions are completed to the highest possible standards, ensuring they look amazing but are also long-lasting. This does not mean our floors are indestructible, or that they cannot be damaged if they are not looked after. There is a standard of regular maintenance and after-care that is required to ensure a long-life for your beautiful surface. The standard of care required after one of our polished concrete installations is laid out in our Maintenance of Polished Concrete Floors Guide.