The InfinityFloor Cream finish is currently our most requested finish and can often be seen in high end interior design specifications and on Grand Designs projects. For this look, the concrete needs to be laid very specifically so please do ensure you speak with us before the concrete is laid so we can provide you with all the information you need.
Cream concrete polishing requires the most delicate of tools to be used to prevent the removal of too much of the power trowelled material, ‘the cream’ of the flooring. It is this that gives the floor the cloudy appearance that makes it so attractive. We use very fine ceramic bonded abrasives to gently smooth out and refine the surface so that it starts to shine.
As standard with our InfinityFloor finishes, the concrete will be treated with a professional grade ceramic reinforced resin sealer to harden the slab and protect the concrete surface while in use.
InfinityFloor Cream is available in soft sheen, satin and gloss luxe.
You need either a very well laid, power trowelled existing concrete floor or a newly laid concrete floor to the specification below. Otherwise you will need an overlay installed to replicate the look.
It’s imperative the concrete surface is highly trowelled and very smooth (even the edges) as we do not remove anything more than a few microns of surface material.
No remedial grinding is undertaken with this floor finish, only polishing tool passes.
The colour of your concrete floor is determined by the colour of the sand used in your local area. For a grey floor you need either a colour shake added or a pigment in the concrete mix.
Ideally all newly installed concrete floors should be at least six weeks old before we arrive to perform our concrete polishing services.
All floors are hardened and sealed with our bespoke ceramic reinforced solvent sealer.
Each polished floor project is price on an individual basis to take into account: project size, number of rooms, obstacles, quality of concrete. Please note we also offer a price match on any comparative quotations.
Pricing is approximately between £30 - £40 per square metre.
A site visit and slab inspection will need to be undertaken to acertain the suitability of your concrete for this level of finish.
If your slab is not installed to a high enough standard, it may be an option to install a MicroFloor overlay to replicate a similar look.
To receive an estimate for you project, please complete our quotation form.
Slab Thickness: 100mm recommended over UFH
Strength: C35 To BS EN 206-1 and BS 8500-2
Cement: CEM1 to BS EN 197-1, minimum 330 Kg/m3
Sand: Well graded to BS 882
Aggregates: Well graded 20mm down
Reinforcement: A252 on 40/50mm spacers
Consistency: 140mm S3 Slump
Laid to standard BS5606 FM2 tolerances
Thorough power floating (float blades (or pan), then steel blades) to smooth and burnish surface
Edges need to be well finished and flat in line with the remaining floor area.
Concrete surface should only be finished once the bleed water from the surface has
gone, otherwise you will create a weak dusty surface that will not polish.
Dry shake powders may be applied and combined with the concrete surface.
InfinityFloor Cream is mostly specified by architects for residential polished concrete kitchen floors, orangeries and conservatories. But we have polished floors to this finish throughout the whole down stairs of a new build home more than a few occasions.
This polished floor type is also highly popular in commercial properties; coffee shops, bistros and art galleries seem to be popular applications and often chosen as an alternative to InfinityFloor Salt:Pepper.
Our new ceramic reinforced solvent concrete sealer and surface hardener provides superior protection to oil and water based stains, in addition to great abrasion resistance properties.
InfinityFloor Cream always look stunning!
While polishing, we need to use very gentle tools in order not to remove too much of the power trowelled material, referred to as ‘the cream’ of the concrete, as it is this that gives the floor it’s mottled, cloudy appearance that people find so attractive. We only use the best quality ceramic bonded tools and diamond impregnated fibre pads to smooth and refine the surface so that it begins to shine to our client’s desired level.
These tools, along with the use of a high-speed burnisher and lighter concrete polisher equipment will further polish the concrete without removing too much material. This really is a high priority for us so as to protect the decorative concrete that the power trowel left behind. If we did start to remove this, you would most likely end up with a slightly aggregated finish, often a much different look to what has been initially requested.
When opting for the Cream polish, please always make sure you use a professional concrete contractor that has experience in producing a finished floor with concrete using a power trowel. Do not be tempted into cutting corners by using your builder as you may end up disappointed and we’ll need to discuss contingency options with you.