Polished Concrete Floors in Extensions
If you’re adding an extension to your home, you want the flooring to look good, be easy to clean, and be hard wearing. Over the years there have been a number of extension flooring trends from marble, to ceramic tiles to limestone. The most recent trend is for polished concrete floors. It ticks all the boxes. Only, it doesn’t just look good; it looks stunning.
Polished Concrete Flooring is an Ideal Solution
Polished concrete flooring is an excellent solution for creating an open plan kitchen and living area. It’s also ideal for extension bathrooms and bedrooms. Being on the ground floor there’s likely to be a concrete slab in situ. This is what we will polish – dependent on the quality – making your flooring a carbon-friendly choice as well as a good-looking one.
Concrete Floors are Practical
Polished concrete floors in extensions are a supremely practical choice. Once polished with HTC Superfloor™ grinding machines, we apply a sealant which makes the surface impervious to stains and spills. So whatever your extension gets used for, your flooring will be more than capable of taking the strain.
Underfloor Heating Works Excellently With Concrete Floors
Many families are now investing in underfloor heating for their concrete flooring. This luxuriant, radiant heat works by warming the flooring material which then radiates heat upwards. Concrete is a great thermal conductor, and its density ensures that the heat is retained for hours after it has reached the optimum temperature.
Polished Concrete is Easy to Clean
Cleaning your polished concrete flooring couldn’t be easier, in fact. All that is required is regular sweeping to remove dust. Then light mopping with a Ph neutral detergent. If this routine is carried out, your floor will keep its ‘just polished’ look for years. Every 3-4 years you will need to professionally replace the sealant on your polished concrete extension floor.
Beautiful Finishes for Polished Concrete Flooring
If you’re seeing mottled greys when you think of concrete flooring, banish those images. Whilst concrete started out as an industrial material, it’s now firmly established as a staple of contemporary interior décor. There are a range of ways your extension floor can be finished:
- Polished to a high gloss, or a matte finish.
- Uniquely patterned as a result of revealing the aggregate below the surface paste.
- Polished to enhance the original colouration and then contrasted with bright rugs.
- Given a translucent sheen by adding glass to the concrete mix.
Working With DirectStone
DirectStone is a family-run business that has been creating beautiful concrete floors for over two decades. We work in a range of settings, including residential new build, commercial, retail, and domestic. We work throughout the UK mainly in London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
So if you are interested in polished concrete flooring for your extension and have any questions, or would like a project priced, call the DirectStone team on 01525 20863920