In our last post we recommended that you get polished concrete for your floor. In this post we outline some important matters that need to be addressed if you take this option.
If you have not yet put the concrete down make sure that the person pouring your concrete knows that you plan on polishing it – it would be even better if you could arrange for the concrete pourer and the concrete polisher to talk about it before they even do any work. This is because concrete polishing needs certain conditions. For example, it is important that the concrete mix does not have any retarding agents in it, because that will ruin the concrete when they go to polish it.
Be sure to have the concrete pourer know that you plan on polishing it
Make sure that you hire professionals to do this for you. Your floor is important and you don’t want to break it by attempting to do it yourself. Did you know that the polishing is done by diamonds? Diamonds are not just for engagement rings, apparently.
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First up, before you touch anything else, we recommend you do your floor. Your floor is what touches your feet all the day, and can be found all throughout the house, so it is the most important.
Some people like carpet because its warmer on their feet, others prefer a hard surface. It all depends on whether you would rather vacuum the floor or mop the floor. If you have children, it may be better to have a hard floor to avoid stains, or if you really must get carpet you should choose a ‘dirty’ colour. That will hide the various stains that will inevitably come as the years of your children spilling food and drink on the floor go by!
If you choose a hard surface, we recommend going with polished concrete, it looks and feels better than tiles or a wooden surface. Whatever you choose, get the best for your own needs.