Polished concrete is by far the most exciting new superhero on the flooring block.  If you are in the planning stages, looking to create amazing polished concrete floors, you have the opportunity to get the best result possible.

As experts in polished concrete floors, we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to concrete preparation.  Whether it’s lack of planning, poor communication or substandard workmanship that concerns you, there are ways to ensure your floors make the grade.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve created a guide to help you with every stage of preparation and planning:

  1.  Polished Concrete FloorsLook for an Expert in Polished Concrete Floors  –  The best way to decide on your perfect concrete contractor is to check out their work first-hand and, if possible, speak to previous clients.  Happy customers make more happy customers!
  2. Find A Professional Concreter  –  In many cases your polished concrete contractor may not actually pour concrete themselves.  If this is the case, you need to find a concreter who can pour and prepare your concrete base, ready for polished brilliance!  Don’t feel you need to have one company do it all… You are better off with two experts doing great work, than one who does it all but doesn’t quite hit the mark.
  3. Choose Your Materials  –  Communication is the key here.  Talk to your concreter and polished concrete professional to find out the best materials for the job.  If possible, have a chat with both of them at once so you’re all on the same page.  At this stage you’ll also get to select your concrete mix colour – it’s definitely worth looking at some examples in person to get a feel for the different results you can get from your mix.
  4. Pre-Pouring Selections  –  Again, communication is paramount.  If you have the opportunity to plan concrete perfect for polishing, have a chat with yoPolished Concrete Floorsur suppliers and experts like Eco Grind.  This is when you work out what level of exposure and type of finish fits best with your desired outcome.  It is also the time to decide on extras like under-floor heating.  Once concrete is poured there is no going back!  If the planning is right, the result will be everything you’ve dreamed of!
  5. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate  –  In case we haven’t said it enough, communication is really important!  Once you’ve engaged your experts, you need to ensure that communication lines stay clear and open.  They should understand the finish you want and know how to achieve it.  If you have any queries or concerns, raise them immediately.  If you’ve got the best people on the job, communication should be simple and hassle-free.

If you plan properly and choose the best in the business to get the job done, you’re well on the way to owning the best polished concrete floors around!

Eco Grind are industry leaders in polished concrete floors, priding themselves on expert quality finishes and unbeatable customer service.  Contact us for an obligation free quote – we’ll guide you every step of the way!