The availability of polished concrete floors for residential use has changed the way property owners think about their floor treatments. This is an ideal option for floors that need to meet your aesthetic demands as well as being hard-wearing. Homeowners interested in NZ polished concrete floors should consider the following before proceeding with installation.
The availability of polished concrete floors for residential use has changed the way property owners think about their floor requirements. This is an ideal option for floors that need to meet your aesthetic demands as well as being hard-wearing. Homeowners interested in polished concrete floors should consider the following before proceeding with installation.
1) The Desired Effect
Polished concrete flooring is a versatile choice to create a striking and stylish interior. The options when it comes to creating the desired effect are diverse. Property owners can choose minimal to maximum levels of stone exposure, various shades of concrete dyes as well as different levels of gloss.
2) Time Of Installation
The type of concrete floor solution you choose needs to be considered carefully according to what stage of the build or renovation it will be installed. This is important as it will impact the final finish and prevent damage. For example, polished concrete should be installed before your plasterboard or a ‘grind and seal’ finish is completed, as well as before your skirting boards are installed in the final phase of the build.
3) Where Should They Be Installed?
Concrete floors are heavy floor treatments and are most suitable for spaces on the ground floor as long as the foundation can support the weight. Concrete floors work well in modern, open-plan homes and it’s more cost effective than installing it in several small sized rooms.
Existing concrete floors can be polished as long as the floor is structurally sound and in good condition. It’s a great way to add a bit of character to a home in a way that will last a long time.
4) Cost And Convenience
There are a few factors that contribute to the cost of polished concrete floors: the condition of the space where the installation is required, the labour involved and the product and finishing options required. Property owners should bear in mind that the polishing process is time-consuming and access to the area will be restricted. It may be best to move out of the home during this process to avoid the mess and dust. The length of time to polish concrete floors varies according to the size of the space, ease of access, preparation of the floor and the desired finish.
Should you have more questions about what the process of polishing concrete floors involves, contact the experts in polished concrete floors NZ at Concrete Grind & Polish.
Dear John, it is with pleasure that I write to thank Concrete Grind and Polish Ltd for the fantastic work undertaken at the NZ National Maritime Museum. From the initial meeting to discuss the process to the user friendly manner in which all steps were explained to the completed finish of the floor was always dealt with in a professional and attentive manner. As you can imagine the Museum needs to have a professional finish to all their works undertaken within the Maritime Museum space as we are the NZ National Maritime Museum and the only attraction on the waterfront in the Auckland CBD. I would have no hesitation in undertaking the services of your company should we have further work of a similar nature in the future development of the Maritime Museum.
Murray Dick, Operations Manager NZ National Maritime Museum