Polished Concrete Kitchen Floor Nottingham. This polished concrete floor in a stunning area of Nottingham was part of a complete refurbishment of the kitchen area. We ground away the surface paste to expose the limestone and granite aggregate beneath and began polishing through to a high gloss, high clarity finish.
Polished Concrete Floor Used For A Kitchen
Concrete was chosen for this project due to concrete floors hard wearing, easy to clean, shine and smoothness characteristics associated with concrete polishing. The slab was laid over underfloor heating in a large kitchen which opened up into a conversatory. The open plan design and high gloss polished concrete surface would make a stunning canvas to put kitchen units.
Our Concrete Polishing Process
Unfortunately our camera cannot do justice to just how amazing this floor looks in the flesh.
Polished Concrete Surfaces Feel Great
This polished concrete floor Elston Nottingham offers a very tactile surface on which to walk, it feels smooth but not slippery. It can be cleaned very easily with a microfibre mop and a pH neutral detergent if necessary. Hard concrete flooring can also be repolished or maintained with diamond polishing pads.
We ground and polished this concrete floor a few years back and was one of the first InfinityFloor Gloss Stone projects. A stone finish is where we grind 2-3mm of surface material away to expose the larger aggregates and denser concrete beneath the laitance.
Dave Carr’s Thoughts On This Concrete Polishing Project
I remember this polished concrete floor very fondly as it was in a neighbouring village only a couple of miles away from my home. The concrete was laid well by a local contractor and pretty hard as it contained local Trent valley river gravel which is great to polish. There were a few shrinkage cracks in the slab but we managed to fill those nicely and they were not to visible.
We ground the floor very aggressively to expose the aggregates, honed the surface using our wet hybrid tools to remove any surface scratches. Then proceeded to polish the concrete surface through to a 3000 grit finish. Our kind of concrete polishing.
The Process Used
- Aggressive 16 grit metal bond diamond grind to reveal stones
- Wet honing to remove any surface scratches using hybrid diamonds
- Application of PROhard silicate densifier
- Polishing through to 3000 grit finish using resin bond diamond tools
- Application of impregnating solvent sealer
- Mohs Scratch Test: 5
- Schmidt Impact Hammer: 35 MPA C35
- Power Trowelled Surface: No
- Cured Slab: Yes
- Colour: Oatmeal
- Porosity: Medium
- Installation Score: 5