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What you need to know about the affordable and stylish polished concrete floors which are now becoming an architectural choice.
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Polished Concrete Floor - Honestone

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We at Honestone deliver first-rate, cutting edge, unique seamless flooring and wall solutions for the construction industry, commercial premises, retail and industrial sectors, as well as large scale architectural residential projects.

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Polished Concrete - How to Polish - Polishing Basics - The Concrete Network

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Understanding concrete polishing including polished concrete photos, standards for polished concrete, wet versus dry polishing, applications for polished concrete, maintenance and more.
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Polished concrete - Wikipedia

Polished concrete is concrete that has been treated with a chemical densifier and ground with progressively finer grinding tools. The grinding tools are usually progressive grits of diamond grinding cup wheels and diamond polishing pads.[1] Typically, concrete is not considered polished before 400 grit, and it is normally finished to either the 800, 1500, or 3000 grit level. Stains and dyes are often applied to enhance polished concrete as well as other options such as scoring, creating radial lines, grids, bands, borders, and other designs.

Polished concrete is considered a good sustainable design flooring option because it makes use of the materials already present. Most modern buildings are built on a concrete slab; polishing the exposed concrete eliminates the energy and material consumed by applying a floor covering. It is something to consider when building or modernizing towards a more green solution.

Polished concrete floors are low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many flooring options. Its relatively high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery. Polished concrete reduces dust mite and allergen problems, and does not support mould growth. Anecdotal evidence suggests highly reflective polished concrete reduces lighting needs and improves natural lighting, but as yet there has not been a study to confirm this. Polished concrete flooring is hard wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces such as timber. Mopping with warm soapy water once a week is the only maintenance required. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring. For example, tile that may only last 10–20 years, but a polished concrete floor that has been properly maintained may give 100+ years of service.[2]

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5 Interesting Facts About Polished Concrete Floor

A polished concrete floor is a very common type of floor for homes today in Sydney because of its strength, functionality and fast installation. It is extrem...
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Polished Concrete Flooring Ideas and Options

A polished concrete flooring can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your home or business. It enhances the ambiance of a home with a relatively ...
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