Hereford Polished Concrete Flooring


The Concrete Floor Polishing Process

Concrete polishing transforms a raw concrete floor into a shiny, low-maintenance surface. When I explain the process, I compare it to sanding wood. We start by grinding down the surface with progressively finer diamond-infused disks, which smooths out imperfections and prepares the concrete for polishing.

The next step is where the real transformation happens. Using a concrete polisher, similar to a heavy-duty floor buffer, we polish the floor to the desired level of sheen. From a matte finish to a high gloss that reflects like glass, it's all about what the homeowner wants for their space. During this phase, we can also add stains or dyes to customise the color.

Afterwards, a protective sealant is applied. This not only enhances the durability and stain resistance of the floor but also locks in the chosen finish. What homeowners love about polished concrete is its blend of practicality and aesthetics — it's a floor that can handle heavy foot traffic and still look sophisticated.

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A Hereford based pub with a black polished concrete floor.

Concrete Overlay in Hereford

A concrete overlay is a method I often recommend when wanting to give an existing concrete surfaces a facelift without the hassle of complete removal and replacement. Essentially, it's a layer of high-performance concrete blend that we apply directly over the old surface. This layer can be as thin as a credit card or up to several inches thick, depending on the project requirements.

The beauty of an overlay is its versatility. We can add colors, patterns, and textures, which offers a wide range of design options, from a modern, industrial look to something that mimics natural stone or wood. I find it particularly satisfying to see the transformation that takes place when applying an overlay; it's an economical way to correct surface imperfections and update the look of a space.

During installation, we ensure the existing concrete is properly prepared; this involves cleaning and repairing any cracks or damage to ensure the overlay adheres correctly. The overlay mix is then poured and spread over the area, followed by texturing or stamping while it's still workable. Once cured, it's sealed to protect against moisture and wear, providing homeowners with a durable and attractive new surface.

Addressing Slips and Cracks

Polished concrete is often perceived as being slippery because of its high gloss finish, but in reality, when it's properly sealed, it meets and often exceeds industry standards for slip resistance. I always emphasise that polished concrete, while sleek, doesn't compromise on safety. The mechanical polishing process actually increases the coefficient of friction compared to ordinary concrete. For added traction, especially in areas prone to moisture, anti-slip conditioners can be applied.

Addressing the concern of cracks, it's a common part of my job to repair these before the polishing process begins. We meticulously fill cracks with a repair product that not only fixes the imperfection but also blends with the existing concrete to ensure a uniform finish. This not only improves the floor's appearance but also its integrity and longevity.

A cream finish on a polished concrete floor for a soap shop in Hereford

When it comes to installing new attractive concrete or transforming existing surfaces, residential homeowners can count on our expertise for all concrete flooring and surface needs. We handle pouring expansive basement floors ready for your dream workshop or recreational space. Outdoor concrete projects are also our specialty, whether you want to install a fresh patio, walkways, pool deck, or driveway. We utilise decorative textures, patterns, and dyes to actualise your unique vision. And our polished concrete services give existing concrete high-gloss finishes for seamless, elegant flooring in living spaces. With decades of experience improving Hereford homes through skilled concrete work, let us boost your home's functionality and beauty.

Our business serves as the premier concrete contractor for commercial buildings and retail spaces in Hereford. We enable owners to realise virtually any concrete flooring design imaginable. From modern epoxy floors boasting company logos and custom colors to high durability polished concrete floors that are easy to clean and maintain in high-traffic lobbies and aisles. Whether expanding operations with new buildings or enhancing concrete floors in existing stores, our concrete solutions make commercial buildings more appealing and functional for businesses. Let our specialists provide you with polished, durable concrete floors your customers will love.

Industrial facilities require concrete workmanship that’s both high-performing and cost-efficient. Our expertise in industrial concrete installation and maintenance makes us the right choice for warehouses, factories, and other industrial buildings. Not only can we pour and finish thousands of durable square feet of new concrete to exact specifications, we also offer specialty coatings and treatments to extend the lifespan of aging concrete surfaces. With routine resurfacing and concrete polishing from our team, your critical industrial floors will stay safe and operational for decades to come.

Our team of experts is ready to transform your floors with precision and craftsmanship. Don't settle for ordinary when you can have exceptional. Contact us now for top-tier concrete polishing services in Hereford, UK at or by filling in the form below and our team will get back to you shortly.