Polished concrete is an increasingly popular flooring choice in the Sydney home renovations undertaken by dbm.
Improvements in the durability of sealants and finishes mean that polished concrete floors – when installed correctly by a professional – can now also perform really well in wet areas such as kitchens, laundries and bathrooms.
For open plan areas that combine living space with a kitchen, laundry and bathroom, it’s great to be able to keep a seamless look by extending polished concrete flooring throughout.
Critically important for wet areas is the correct laying of the concrete. This creates falls that allow the water to rapidly drain away. It’s also vital to incorporate a slip-resistant finish to improve safety in wet areas. An experienced professional installer will be skilled in applying the appropriate sealant in a manner that completely protects the concrete from water and moisture.
Polished concrete floors also allow you a lot of scope in the look you can achieve in your renovation project. With the availability of different types of aggregate such as quartz and granite that can be used, you are able to create a stunning visual effect for your flooring.
Apart from looking great and being easy to maintain, a quality polished concrete floor doesn’t harbour dust and microbes like soft floorings such as carpets sometimes do. This can help create a healthier living environment, particularly for people who suffer allergies.
For a successful polished concrete floor for bathrooms, kitchens or laundries, it is essential to use a qualified professional. Talk to the team at dbm about a polished concrete floor for your kitchen, bathroom or living area.