The Case for Polished Concrete
Here at Niche, we have a huge passion for polished concrete, but we figured some of our readers might benefit from an outline of the many reasons why we do.
The array of stunning finishes and scintillating beauty on offer is a big winner for us and certainly a huge reason why we love it so much. But there’s so much more to it than that, as we’re happy to explain:
The Benefits with Polished Concrete Flooring
We love polished concrete for its impressive array of benefits:
- Unique finish
- Safe non-slip surface
- Low maintenance
- Range of Choices
- Healthy Living
Polished concrete is also an ethical choice as it usually involves working with materials that are already in place. Not only that, but it’s also an increasingly popular choice with underfloor installations due to its’ thermal characteristics.
One of the big attractions with polished concrete flooring is that every finish is unique. Chiefly, this is because the finished look is defined by the characteristics of the concrete slab that is already there. The way concrete is mixed and installed using different sands and aggregates, each with their own qualities, ensures the resulting polished surface is one-of-a-kind.
Safe non-slip Surface
Polished concrete surfaces are often deceptive, in that they look slippery, yet nothing could be further from the truth. The polishing process actually delivers a friction generating surface which offers plenty of grip underfoot.
Your polished concrete floor is easy to clean and maintain.
The polishing process serves to densify and therefore harden the concrete slab. The result is a hard wearing, durable surface.
Range of Choices
Options abound with polished concrete, with a choice of three main finishes and three types of shine.
Polished concrete floors eliminate large areas where dust mites will usually thrive, improving cleanliness and air quality. This is a big win over a number of other flooring options, especially for allergy sufferers.