Not sure what flooring choice works best in communal areas?  There’s no better option than polished concrete Kew!

Just take a look at this foyer area, which got a first class treatment with polished concrete Kew.   Communal areas can fall victim to extra wear and tear, and it is important to make smart choices when it comes to flooring materials.

Hotels, apartment complexes, office buildings and medical suites are a few examples of structures that have high traffic communal areas.   And Kew is home to many buildings just like this one.

Kew is a stunning and vibrant suburb in the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne.  It is central to a lot of key facilities and services, and is known for access to public transport, great schools, and a strong commercial element.

There are lots of lush green areas in both residential and commercial zones.  Housing in Kew is a mix of high density properties, period homes and luxury estates.

With so many high density buildings – for both living and working – floors that stand the test of time are critical.  It might be a small area, but with stairs and an elevator in this communal area, there is bound to be plenty of foot traffic.  And polished concrete Kew is the perfect solution.  It is practical, easy to maintain and even easier to clean!

The owners of the property decided on a random exposure high gloss finish.   The concrete slab is ground down to create a random effect with the aggregate.  There are strong “salt and pepper” areas, interspersed with smooth areas that show little to no aggregate at all.

With a high gloss sealant to complete the effect, this foyer area has a high end look that fits right into its Kew surroundings.

With a blend of light and dark, the polished concrete Kew ties in all the tones in the space – from the light timber stairs, to white walls, and the dark finish on the elevator doors.

If you look closely at the before and after photos, you can see the difference that the random exposure high gloss finish has made in such a small area.  It actually makes the foyer look bigger, and brightens up the room!



Eco Grind can help you achieve your  goals. We know that you want the job done right, and make sure that all other elements in the space are well protected while we set to work creating a concrete masterpiece!

With many years’ experience and a passion for amazing floors, Eco Grind are the experts to call! Contact us today and make your shared traffic areas last a lifetime.