The incorporation of materials such as concrete and concrete in all their varieties as an element decorative is in fashion.
Covering different surfaces, both internal and external, with polished concrete is an aesthetic trend on the rise. Its versatility and the many benefits it offers make it a popular choice for commercial flooring.
Its popularity has been growing and, nowadays, it is used in homes, swimming pools, commercial premises, restaurants … The reasons for its success are explained by its excellent properties and aesthetic qualities and, why not, also economic.
Advantages of polished concrete
As we have already mentioned, polished concrete is perfect if we want cheap, resistant and aesthetic floors. Let’s explain what its characteristics and properties are.
Strength and duration
It never hurts to point out that it is an extremely resistant material to shocks, wear, bad weather and corrosive elements. In addition, it is waterproof and does not suffer from scratches.
To ensure its durability, it is essential to leave its correct installation in the hands of professionals. This way we can make sure we have floors in perfect condition for a hundred years or more. Therefore, significant savings are achieved by not having to be repaired or replaced.
Easy to maintain and cheap
This is one of the most positive aspects of polished concrete. To keep it clean and in good condition, all you have to do is apply a wet cleaning with neutral pH products. Depending on the type of finish, it may require other additional care.
Decorative and aesthetic
Today it is possible to achieve an unlimited variety of effects, colors and textures with polished concrete. Pigments of the desired color are added to its composition to combine and enhance the elements that surround it.
The end result is shiny, smooth and bright surfaces that look clean and give a feeling of spaciousness.
In addition, it can be equipped with different finishes to imitate other materials such as ashlar or slate. Using the molds it is also possible to simulate the shape of bricks, slabs, tiles and even wood.