Polished Concrete


Concrete has been around for more than two thousand years, with some concrete relics or historical structures from our ancient past still standing today and serves as a reminder of how strong and durable this basic building material is for all types of construction applications.

Concrete is a mixture of water, sand, gravel and cement which can be poured on molds and take the desired form and shape after hardening, which happens in a relatively short period of time. The concrete solidifies and turn into a rock-hard and durable building material that can withstand the test of time. The construction applications of concrete are actually limitless and recent technological advances in manufacturing and construction equipment enables structural designers and builders to improve its qualities and aesthetic potentials.

The most basic uses of concrete are for building foundations, walls and flooring, but as mentioned earlier, with the aid of new technologies and techniques along with innovative design ideas, concrete has taken on a new form and further improved its versatility and usefulness in the construction industry.

Polished Concrete has become a sound and practical alternative to the traditional granite and marble overlays which are very expensive and impractical at current construction material costs. The worldwide construction boom drove prices of construction materials at record highs and builders are constantly on the lookout for better and viable alternatives without sacrificing the quality and aesthetic value of their finished projects. Polished concrete is created by using chemical densifiers and modern grinding tools that enable builders to produce smooth, high luster and beautiful polished concrete surfaces that would rival even the most expensive granite or marble materials at a fraction of the cost. The aesthetic value of concrete is further enhanced by incorporating dyes in the mixture to have the desired color effect after polishing.

The polished surfaces have very low-maintenance requirements and are guaranteed to last for a very long time. Polished concrete is now being utilised and integrated in modern buildings and homes and its application has been hailed as a breakthrough in concrete innovation. It is now accepted by designers, builders and building owners as a new standard in building construction and innovative design integration.