Benefits of Concrete Floors

4 Benefits of Commercial Polished Concrete Floors

The size of the commercial polished concrete market in Europe grew by £1,129.4 million in 2020 and is predicted to grow a further 4.2% between 2021-27. The reason for this growth? The many benefits of concrete floors, including cost-effectiveness, greater durability, sustainability, and aesthetic qualities when compared to wood, ceramics, or tiles.

Polished concrete is experiencing astonishing growth as a commercial flooring solution. In this blog, the DirectStone team takes a closer look at the 4 benefits that underpin that growth.

1. The Cost-Effectiveness of Commercial Polished Concrete

Installing a commercial concrete floor is extremely cost-effective especially where an existing concrete floor is utilised. The original surface is diamond polished in order to arrive at stylish, shimmering polished concrete.

Additional cost-savings as a result of polished concrete flooring installation include:

  • Light Enhancement. Polished concrete has a reflective surface which improves ambient light. This reduces the need for artificial lighting.
  • Affordable Maintenance. All that’s required is regular sweeping and mopping. No need for waxing and polishing.
  • Quick Installation. A newly installed concrete slab can normally be ground and polished after 28 days.

2. Commercial Concrete Floors Last a Lifetime

One of the major benefits accruing to polished concrete flooring is its durability. Concrete is known to last for decades. Once installed, you shouldn’t need to replace it. A polished concrete floor looks good, and it can take heavy use. DirectStone’s glossy HTC Superfloor™ Platinum finish is unbeatable in this respect. Truck wheels and substances leave no marks on the tough surface.

The stain-resistant sealer that is used on the flooring will wear over time (every 3-6 years) and will need to be replaced.

3. Concrete is a Sustainable Flooring Solution

Business is increasingly embracing sustainable flooring solutions, and polished concrete ticks all the boxes. The ingredients of concrete are sand, gravel and water, mixed with cement (containing limestone, clay, iron ore and sand). In the majority of cases nothing is added in order to create a polished concrete floor as the base is already in place. This means a net zero carbon rating.

4. Concrete Floors Look Good, and are HSE Compliant

No matter how glossy the finish, polished concrete floors are not slippery. So long as the floor is swept and mopped regularly, it is a dust-free option which is good for the health of employees.

DirectStone uses HEPA filtered extraction during the polishing process. This removes any dust created from the work environment, making it safe to continue operations in adjacent areas of the building.

Working With DirectStone

DirectStone is an established family-run business located at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. Our team of flooring specialists create bespoke commercial polished concrete flooring, delivering all the benefits of concrete flooring listed above. If you would like a free no obligation quote for a polished concrete floor, simply message us and we’ll respond promptly.

We work with commercial clients throughout the UK mainly in London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Would you like to talk a project through with a polished concrete flooring expert? Call the DirectStone team today on 01525 20863920

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