Trending in both commercial and residential interiors, polished concrete is one of the most versatile and luxurious floor finishes for your home. What’s not to love? From its low maintenance characteristics and durability to its lush finish, we know you’ll love using polished concrete in your home. We have put together some of our favourite features and benefits of this beautiful flooring system.
Easy to look after
If you are looking for a low maintenance, easy to clean flooring system – there is no going past polished concrete floors. Unlike other internal flooring systems, polished concrete is very easy to maintain. All you need to clean your surface is to sweep and remove the dust and dirt, followed by mopping the surface. When mopping polished concrete, be sure to only use pH- neutral cleaners as acidic or alkaline products may damage the coating. Routine and basic cleaning is often all you need to keep your polished concrete floor looking great.
Withstand the strain of daily life
The durability of polished concrete floors is second to none and will stand the test of time. It is the perfect finish for interior commercial areas with high foot traffic and for homes with a busy family life. The versatility of this flooring system makes it perfect for any internal area as it is resistant to scratching and staining.
Make it your own
The glamour that our LuxStone Polished Concrete System provides is ideal for any internal area of your home. This system can be used over new or existing concrete floors (depending on the condition of the concrete) and you can choose the level of shine that works best for you. Personalise the stone mix and add pigment to colour the concrete for a bespoke finish. Consider the size and colour of the aggregates and explore our range of complimentary pigment colours here.
Despite its luxurious aesthetic, polished concrete flooring is much more cost effective and affordable than you might think. For existing concrete in your home, polished concrete is a very economical solution compared to many other flooring systems. We recommend having an applicator inspect the existing concrete slab to determine if it is suitable for concrete polishing and what preparation is required.
Unlike other flooring systems, polished concrete’s low maintenance and long lifespan makes it much more affordable in the long run.
Thermal mass material that keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer
It is a popular opinion that a concrete floor will make your home cold over the winter months. However, this is certainly not the case as polished concrete is a thermal mass material. When your concrete floors are exposed to sunlight during the day, the warmth that they absorb during the day is released during the night. This occurs because concrete is a thermal mass material that works on a 12-hour time cycle. This works to keep your home warm at night from the sunlight it is exposed to during the day. This also means that in the summer months, polished concrete will absorb the cooler temperatures at night and will release them throughout the day.
Polished concrete ensures that your home is a comfortable temperature no matter the time of day or year. As there is often less need for heating and cooling systems in your home, polished concrete can save you on your energy bill as well.
Pet and child friendly
A polished concrete floor is perfect for every home. If you have kids or pets, you understand the struggle of keeping your home in order. A polished concrete floor is one thing you can have to set your mind at ease. Its durability and low maintenance qualities makes it easy to clean, even in the most chaotic of homes. It is also scratch resistant and does not stain in ways other floor systems do.
If you are looking to sell your home now or in the future, be assured that a polished concrete floor will add value. Many potential buyers will love the durability and low maintenance of this system. Aside from the benefits, the finishes will leave a beautiful impression in the mind of prospective buyers. Decorate your polished concreted area with some warm and cosy elements. This may be a large and textured rug, with a soft fabric couch. This will add a soft touch to your polished concrete area, making it more valuable in the eyes of buyers.
Minimises exposure to allergies
Unlike many other flooring options, polished concrete floors are great alternative for asthma and allergy problems. Polished concrete is a hypoallergenic flooring system, meaning that many elements of hay fever, asthma and respiratory conditions won’t be trapped in your floor. Surfaces like carpet, will potentially entrap dust, bacteria and other allergens. Whereas the smooth and solid surface of polished concrete reduces this risk significantly as there are no groves or gaps to trap these elements.
Polished concrete is a statement floor that you’ll love in your home. This elegant system will look beautiful anywhere on the inside of your home. For any inquiries about our LuxStone Concrete Polishing System, Contact us here.