Polished concrete floors can last a lifetime if maintained properly because they can withstand wear and tear through the densification and polishing process. But as durable as they come, these floors will eventually lose their sparkle if you fail to maintain it properly, especially if they are placed in high-traffic commercial or retail facilities. Generally, polished concrete floors are easier to maintain than other types of decorative concrete floors. However, some retail shops still make the mistake of thinking they are all too easy to maintain. Here are three essential tips for keeping your polished concrete floor in optimum condition: […]
The course of architecture was forever changed the day the ancient Romans developed concrete. This wonderful material is renowned for its strength and durability as well as being abundant. While the concrete that the Romans used to build their structures is very different from the type that we use today, concrete is still consistently the prime choice for builders throughout the ages. […]
Installing a polished concrete floor is not exactly an easy task. It requires a lot of planning and a whole lot of working hours. Timing is key when installing a polished concrete floor. Getting the timing wrong could involve ripping everything out and starting all over again. This job would normally take 3-6 days depending on the size and the condition of the room. Getting this flooring looking perfect takes a lot of time and skill. Every step is very important, and making sure that there are no weak links is a priority. If this is not done right, the whole floor integrity can fall apart. Longevity is important when we are dealing with heavy duty floorings. Here are the steps involved in installing a polished concrete floor: […]
Polished concrete floors are an amazing type of floor that will not only look great, but also last for many years. The secret is to look after them properly. A lot of people make the big mistake of thinking that a polished concrete floor will look great without much effort. While concrete floors are extremely lasting, you still need to do some proper maintenance work to ensure that they remain in top condition. Here are the biggest mistakes stores make when cleaning polished concrete floors we regularly come across, and how to avoid them. […]
If you want to transform your now-imperfect concrete floor into something seriously fabulous without spending a fortune, then going for decorative concrete overlays is a very attractive option. Discover 10 eye-opening reasons why...
Home is where the heart is, and to put the pulse back into an exclusive property takes the expertise of top-notch architects, builders and flooring specialists. In the suburb of Dover Heights in Sydney, a property in Aboukri Street was renovated, translating tradition to modernity under the auspices of Sam Crawford Architects (SCA), SQ Projects and renowned flooring and walling specialist, Honestone.
The advent of polished cement floors has certainly changed the way we think about concrete flooring. We used to associate concrete floors and walls with coldness. We might have even thought about concrete as something that brings prison to mind. Not anymore, not with the beauty, elegance and warmth that polished cement brings with it.
The very smooth and shiny finish of polished concrete floors tend to give people the impression that they’re slippery too. Nothing, however, can be further from the truth. Polished concrete floors are completely safe to walk on. The reason? They are subject to rigorous slip resistance tests.
Concrete is everywhere. Just look at our roads, buildings, dams and bridges. Today, it is the single most widely used material in the world. Its impact on our everyday lives is hard to ignore. So we decided to collect 10 fascinating quotes about concrete, all of which will put how we view concrete in the proper perspective - be it music, dreams and even bad weather...