This polished concrete floor in Newport Shropshire was what we term as a ‘cream’ polish because only the hardened surface cream of the concrete is polished. No grinding takes place as this removes the cream layer and begins to expose sand and stones.
The most important part of getting a polished concrete cream finish is the initial installation of the concrete as it needs to be expertly laid, floated and power trowelled to flatten and smooth out the surface. Extra care should be taken around the edges to ensure the polish will continue edge to edge.
We would normally recommend using one of our CARRcrete PROtop Loft overlays to achieve this cloudy finish but where the end client is confident in their power floating skills, concrete can be used.
Whilst this floor was not a perfect floor for a cream finish, the majority of the power trowel work was carried out very and allowed for a comfortable compromise between aspects of character and the contemporary polished cream finish.