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Learn about polished concrete

Polished concrete is a popular alternative to concrete overlays and other design solutions for concrete. Due to advances in technology and equipment contractors can grind concrete floor surfaces, whether new or old, to a high-gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings.

Because of the superior durability and performance of concrete, businesses, retailers, warehouses, and office facilities are opting for polished concrete flooring as an alternative to marble, granite, tile, linoleum, or coated concrete.

Even homeowners are opting into polished concrete solutions for the modern appeal of these smooth, high-lustre floors, which can be stained to replicate the look of polished stone.

Contact Barefoot Concrete to get popular design options for polished concrete, including colouring and patterns. Talk to us about finding ideas for achieving interesting decorative effects, how to clean and maintain polished concrete, how to improve the slip-resistance of polished concrete floors and the environmentally friendly attributes of polished concrete.

Note that polishing concrete floors requires a great deal of expertise and the use of specialized heavy-duty polishing machines equipped with diamond disks that gradually grind down surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness. Considering the investment in equipment and the skill required, it’s definitely not a project for the do-it-yourselfer. You’ll want to hire a professional concrete polishing contractor to do the work.