Residential Polished Concrete Floors

Polished Concrete – The Ideal Flooring for a Stylish, Modern Home

Discover the chic, practical benefits of residential polished concrete floors that are transforming interior spaces. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, DirectStone, the trusted polished concrete specialist, will help you achieve the perfect look.

Polished concrete floors offer a unique blend of style and practicality for contemporary homes. This versatile flooring transforms kitchens, living rooms, and open-plan spaces with its customisable finishes. And with DirectStone’s expertise, even older properties can enjoy the beauty and benefits of polished concrete.

Residential polished concrete floors complement a minimalist aesthetic, creating a sleek and sophisticated backdrop for your furnishings. And polished concrete isn’t just about sleek looks. This surprisingly practical flooring choice offers numerous benefits for everyday living:

  • Sustainable Flooring – Polished concrete often uses existing concrete flooring, making it an eco-conscious choice.
  • Long-Lasting – Concrete’s characteristic durability ensures your floors look amazing for decades.
  • Hands-Off Maintenance – Light sweeping and occasional mopping keep that ‘just-polished’ look for your flooring.
  • A Range of Design Options – Customise your flooring look with finishes from subtle matte to high-gloss, colour, glass, and exposed aggregate options.

Discover the Design Magic of Polished Concrete

Wondering how polished concrete would transform your home? Here’s why homeowners and interior designers are captivated by its unique beauty and benefits:

Unmatched Versatility

Polished concrete effortlessly adapts to your style vision. From subtle matte finishes to a high-gloss sheen, you have the freedom to create the perfect look. Want a touch of colour? Choose from a variety of natural shades for a subtle, designer touch.

Unmatched Versatility
Textural Allure

Textural Allure

Polished concrete is a statement piece. Whether used in a single room or throughout an open-plan space, it effortlessly blends with neutral palettes, metallic accents, and natural wood textures. Its smooth surface offers a minimalist canvas for contemporary furniture and indoor plants.

The Power of Light

Surprisingly, polished concrete can brighten a space. High-gloss finishes reflect light beautifully, making rooms feel larger and more open. It’s a fantastic solution for smaller kitchens and dining areas, maximising the sense of space.

Polished Concrete – From Inspiration to Installation

Residential polished concrete brings your design concept to life. Whether you’re building a new home, extending, or transforming an existing space, DirectStone’s flooring specialists will guide you through the installation process.

1. Polished Concrete for Extensions or New Builds

New builds offer the perfect foundation for polished concrete. We’ll collaborate with your contractor or take the lead: pouring the slab, applying your chosen colour, hand-trowelling, cutting movement joints, and applying a curing agent.

While polishing can begin as early as 3-4 weeks after installation, we’ll work flexibly with your build timeline, ideally polishing after all other trades are finished. Our process uses state-of-the-art HTC Superfloor™ diamond grinding machines and HEPA dust filtration for a beautiful and dust-free experience.

Your finished residential polished concrete floor will be:

  • Beautiful to look at and walk on.
  • Ideal for underfloor heating.
  • Available in a range of colours and gloss, matte or satin finishes.
  • A brilliant way to enhance natural light.

2. Retrofitted Polished Concrete – Uncover the Hidden Beauty in Your Home

Did you know that stunning polished concrete might be hiding right beneath your current flooring? DirectStone helps you reveal the potential of existing concrete slabs, transforming your living space without the need for a full remodel.

Our flooring specialists will assess the condition of your slab and provide a detailed plan. You’ll learn about any necessary repairs and the achievable finishes, ensuring a polished concrete floor that fits your vision and budget.

Your retrofitted residential polished floor will offer:

  • A range of colours to complement your existing design.
  • A finish customised for the best possible outcome, given the slab’s condition.
  • A beautiful, low-maintenance surface that simplifies cleaning routines.
  • Light-enhancing qualities for a brighter, more welcoming feel.

3. Concrete Overlays – The Perfect Solution for a Polished Concrete Look

When existing conditions prevent polishing a traditional slab, concrete overlays offer a fantastic alternative for achieving the elegant aesthetic of polished concrete. DirectStone’s overlays require minimal depth (as little as 10mm) and are ready for our expert polishers in just 24 hours.

Concrete overlays offer:

  • Strength and Durability – Enjoy a beautiful floor built to last for years to come.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Versatility – Transform both interior and exterior spaces with the beauty of polished concrete.
  • Complete Customisation – Achieve your desired finish, from matte to high-gloss, with a wide range of colour options.

Working with DirectStone Ltd – Stress-Free Residential Polished Concrete Floors

Trust DirectStone, a family-run business in the heart of Bedfordshire, to bring the elegance and durability of polished concrete to your home. With two decades of experience, our flooring specialists ensure a smooth process and a stunning finished product.

We serve residential clients across the UK, with a focus on London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.


Ready to explore polished concrete? Contact our knowledgeable team today at 01525 20863920 for a free, no-obligation quote. We’ll answer your questions, assess your needs, and provide a clear plan to bring your vision to life.


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