Looking for Concrete Floor Polishing in London?
There was a time when DirectStone concrete floor polishing in London was mostly confined to large commercial spaces such as shopping centres, or office buildings. Over the last 5 years, though, our London clients have become more diverse, and the range of designs for polished concrete in the capital more creative. Our flooring specialists now work in domestic spaces, independent retail, hotels, showrooms and refurbishments.
Why the sudden growth of demand for polished concrete flooring in London? Our customers tell us that they love the glossy, mirror-like finish, as well as appreciating the strength, durability and low maintenance that’s an integral part of the design. Concrete floors are minimalist, elegant and intensely practical – as such, they’re equally perfect for home dining, or a commercial office atrium.
Laying a Polished Concrete Floor in London
At DirectStone we use flooring specialists to polish concrete. They know the material in the same way that carpenters know wood, and they approach their work with the same degree of care and creativity. There’s far more to laying a polished concrete floor in London than grinding back the paste, and adding a sealant. Which is why we approach each stage with appropriate attention to detail.
Stage 1: The Concrete Slab
To provide polished concrete flooring in London you need the raw material to work with. Our specialist team pour the slab to exactly the specifications required to provide the optimal finished floor. This is particularly important for a Bronze finish where the slab needs to be perfect. If the concrete is already in place, we’ll check that it can be polished. It may be that we need to install a topping to make it polish-ready, or advise of a specific finish suited to the quality of the slab.
Stage 2: Polished Concrete London
DirectStone concrete polishers use HTC Superfloor™ machines, with diamond-impregnated abrasive pads, to create the required finish. The process starts out with coarser pads and gradually progresses to finer abrasives in order to refine the finish. During the polishing process, an internal sealer is applied. This is invisible and serves to densify and harden the concrete. The end result is beautiful, stain resistant, low maintenance polished concrete flooring.
Stage 3. Clean Up?
Our HTC machines apply a dry polish and are coupled with a HEPA vacuum which serves to keep the environment virtually dust free. This approach allows us to carry out concrete polishing even after first fix decorating. We’re able to work fast, and have a minimal amount of cleaning up once we’re finished.
DirectStone – Reliable Polished Floor Partners
DirectStone is a family-run business that places quality and customer-service at the top of our list of priorities. That means that we’ll offer you:
- Expert advice based on skills, and experience
- Alternative, if your chosen finish isn’t possible
- Detailed briefs created for contractors or builders
- Flooring specialists who know concrete well, and guarantee stunning results
- A natural polish, and a patterning unique to your flooring
We work throughout the UK mainly in London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Looking for polished concrete flooring in London? DirectStone is a family-run business with over a decade of experience. Contact us for help with your concrete flooring enquiry.