POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORS
Thinking about polished concrete floors for your latest project? Here at Quest, we’re a UK leading specialist in polished concrete floors for commercial use. Whether you wish to upgrade the flooring in your home, a retail or leisure space or a harsh industrial environment, we’re here to help.
Polished concrete floors are the ideal floor finish for a wide range of settings. They provide a contemporary yet industrial-chic style, and are both visually striking and practical.
Additionally, the continuous, seamless surface that polished concrete floors offer means that there is nowhere for dirt to get trapped, as is the case with tiles or laminate.
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If you would like to find out more about professional polished concrete, please feel free to get in touch. We currently offer this service in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Warrington, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle, Sunderland, London and further afield. For a personalised quote, simply give us a call on 01925 737 369 or fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.
QUEST – SPECIALISTS IN HTC SUPERFLOORTM
As one of the best polished concrete suppliers in the country, we’re skilled and experienced in HTC SUPERFLOORTM. This is a revolutionary process, which grinds and polishes the concrete using specialist diamond tools. Polished concrete flooring has a broad range of advantages. For example:
- it can be used with existing or newly cast concrete
- it’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
- it creates a seamless matte or gloss finish
- it has a super-strong finish, capable of withstanding the toughest treatment
- it’s incredibly easy to clean and maintain
- it offers excellent non-slip safety
- it’s environmentally friendly
- it’s an affordable and economical option
Environmentally friendly concrete flooring
Many products that are used to build homes contain a large group of chemicals known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Polished concrete flooring is a low VOC flooring type. This type of flooring is an exceptionally low contributor to greenhouse gases compared to other flooring types.
Also, when it’s installed correctly and properly maintained, it should never need to be replaced, making it a very sustainable flooring option.
Non-slip concrete flooring
Whilst polished concrete floors are shiny, they are not at all slippery. In fact, compared to ordinary concrete, the friction is increased due to the process of mechanically grinding and flattening the floor. This makes polished concrete flooring a much safer option than some other flooring types.
Stain resistant polished concrete flooring
The sealing process transforms porous concrete into a surface that is extremely dense. Because of this, anything that may be spilled onto a polished concrete floor will not be able to penetrate the surface, thereby preventing stains. Therefore, this flooring type is amazingly easy to maintain, with no aggressive scrubbing required to keep it clean.
Best type of flooring to install with underfloor heating
As concrete is an excellent conductor of heat, polished concrete flooring is the perfect choice to be installed over an underfloor heating system. Even without underfloor heating, a concrete floor is a warmer solution than most other flooring types. This is because it will absorb and hold the heat from the sun.
Polished concrete FAQs
What is polished concrete flooring?
Essentially, polished concrete is a concrete floor that has been stripped back and honed to create a glossy or matte appearance. It’s made from a basic combination of cement, gravel, sand and water. Not only is this type of flooring sleek and seamless, it’s also a highly economical option. Additionally, thanks to its smooth yet durable surface, it’s guaranteed to last for a very long time.
How does the HTC SUPERFLOORTM process work?
The process of creating polished concrete is very simple. First, we mechanically refine the concrete surface by removing the top layer. This reveals the stronger layers that lie underneath. We then grind and polish the surface in small steps, until the desired characteristics have been achieved.
There’s no need for any sludge or water. This innovative grinding process is completely dry and hassle-free and the results are highly impressive – creating a floor that is smooth, glossy and hard-wearing.
How much does polished concrete cost?
The cost of a polished concrete floor is determined by several factors. For example, it will depend on whether you wish to use new or existing concrete, the type of finish you would like and the size of the space. But rest assured, here at Quest, our polished concrete costs are very competitive. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we always strive to offer the best possible price.
How long do polished concrete floors last?
Professional, polished concrete floors – that have been properly installed and sealed by Quest Flooring – can last 20 years or more with regular, easy maintenance. The smooth and durable surface is easy to keep clean, with no aggressive scrubbing required.
Is polished concrete eco-friendly?
Absolutely! In fact, that’s one of the reasons that our polished concrete flooring is so popular at Quest Flooring – it’s one of the most eco-friendly flooring solutions on the market. As it is made up of rock and water, it’s highly durable, meaning it needs replacing less often than other flooring types. It’s also easy to recycle, reducing its carbon footprint. Additionally, when polished, concrete has a reflective surface, saving you money on heating costs.
Is polished concrete slippery?
Whilst polished concrete appears to be very shiny and smooth, it is not at all slippery. This is because it actually has a very rough surface at microscopic level, giving it much more friction than other flooring types such as tiles. Its attractive appearance, combined with its safe, non-slip surface, makes it very popular for a variety of commercial and domestic applications. Contact Quest Flooring today for a quote.