Polished concrete floors are extremely versatile and can enhance the beauty of any room whether it is in a residential or commercial property. While this type of flooring has only recently started to become popular, concrete floors have a long history that dates back thousands of years.
As the centuries have turned, concrete has evolved to become more durable and include a wide range of options that have brought the material leagues from its original purpose so that it can be used specifically for aesthetic appeal rather than for base construction.
Early History of Concrete
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Polished concrete flooring is gaining popularity around the world for its beauty and versatility. Concrete has been called the Cinderella of flooring materials because it has been relegated to cellars, garages or simply as a subfloor supporting other types of flooring, such as tile, hardwood or carpeting.
Today, however, polished concrete has come into its own, and new techniques for concrete polishing have made it appropriate for floors of all types, including those in luxury homes.
Polished Concrete Overview
Concrete is a natural material made from cement, water and one or more aggr... Read More
Concrete flooring is hard and durable, but with all the vehicles and equipment that are used and stored in a garage, it is possible to cause some damage. Chips, cracks, scratches and stains are all frequent occurrences for garage floors, and they compromise their integrity and aesthetics.
The best solution for preventing this sort of damage is to apply a commercial epoxy floor coating, which can be accomplished by following a few simple steps.
Examine and Evaluate the Floor
Before a commercial epoxy floor coating can be applied, it is necessary to evaluate and prepare the floor so tha... Read More
Traditionally, homeowners and shopkeepers didn’t give much thought to their garage floors. Some of them were even made of packed dirt or gravel. As time wore on, garages were given concrete foundations, and this sturdy material became the default flooring.
Sometime during the 1980s or 1990s, people really started caring about the floors in their garages. Good floors keep the value of a home high, and they became a source of pride for anyone with a workshop or auto shop in the garage. Aesthetic yet durable floors also make it possible to turn garages into apartments, spare rooms or enterta... Read More
Polished concrete has only been around for slightly longer than two decades, and it has only become popular outside of public and commercial sectors in the past 10 years. It is often marketed to consumers as a no-maintenance flooring option, but in reality, it takes a little effort to clean a polished concrete floor. Fortunately, experts have developed a schedule for maintaining polished concrete that will keep the surface from losing its luster in high-traffic areas where dirt can gather and scratches can be seen in bright light.
General cleaning will help keep your pol... Read More
As new advancements have been made in the aesthetics and function of concrete, its use as a bare flooring material has skyrocketed. Not so long ago, concrete floors were only used as base layers to support other types of flooring, such as hardwood, tile, linoleum and carpeting.
Today, through a variety of polishing, etching and sealing techniques, concrete stands on its own as an attractive yet durable flooring option. One of the great aspects of polished concrete and epoxy-sealed concrete floors is that they can often be created from existing concrete slabs. The biggest problem in polishin... Read More
Decorative and polished concrete floors are gaining widespread popularity throughout the world because they are attractive, durable and easy to maintain. However, part of the simple maintenance of these floors comes from having them properly installed and professionally sealed. Concrete floor sealing can be accomplished in several ways, and it is possible to do it yourself, but the results of a floor sealed by an experienced and licensed concrete technician takes all of the guesswork out of the process.
Choosing the Right Sealer
No matter where your floor is located or how it is being us... Read More
Concrete flooring is taking the world by storm, and it can now be found in homes of all types throughout Australia. However, the most noticeable place to view polished concrete in Melbourne and the rest of the country is on television. The homes in the ninth season of The Block feature this new flooring, and the show really highlights how concrete can add a new dimension and aesthetic appeal to both new and existing homes.
About The Block
For those of you who are out of the loop, The Block is a popular reality TV program that can be seen on the Nine Network. It is now in its ninth year ... Read More
When officials at the Hopkins County Jail near Madisonville, Kentucky, decided that the tile floors in the facility had to be replaced, they recognised a great opportunity to teach the inmates a valuable, new skill that could work in their favour after release: commercial concrete polishing. Polished concrete floors are becoming increasingly popular in both commercial and residential sectors, but very few people have mastered the techniques required to create and maintain them.
After the project had been reviewed and approved, the next step in the process was to find the best grinding and p... Read More
One of the largest manufacturers of industrial vehicles in the world, Iveco, recently installed epoxy concrete floor coating at its new facility in Pretoria, South Africa. At 55,000 square meters, the project was the largest floor installation in the history of the country, and it required the work of multiple specialists and the introduction of several bespoke systems to meet the company’s standards.
Iveco chose an epoxy concrete floor coating from Flowcrete, which has a large Australian division, after being put on a shortlist of options. To be considered for the shortlist, products had... Read More