Concrete Polished Floors for Kitchens

A Kitchen Concrete Floor that's Easy to Clean

For your kitchen, one of the standout benefits of polished concrete flooring is its hassle-free maintenance. Kitchens are prone to spills and messes. With polished concrete, homeowners can bid farewell to stressful clean-ups. The smooth, sealed surface ensures that spills, whether it's a toppled glass of wine or sauce splatters, don’t seep into the floor. A simple wipe or mop is often enough to restore the floor’s pristine condition. The non-porous nature of polished concrete means stains don’t stand a chance, making the after-dinner clean-up swift and straightforward. It’s a practical choice for those who desire a combination of style and low maintenance in their kitchen spaces.

concrete floor for a kitchen with a counter island in the middle
concrete floor for a kitchen with a counter island in the middle
polished concrete flooring in a kitchen with a line of stools for seating.
polished concrete flooring in a kitchen with a line of stools for seating.

Improved Air Quality in your Kitchen

Unlike other flooring materials that might harbour dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens, polished concrete provides no refuge for these unwelcome guests. The smooth, sealed surface is resistant to the accumulation of allergens, contributing to an enhanced indoor air quality. For households where allergies or respiratory conditions are a concern, this feature underscores a tangible health benefit.

The Process of Installing Concrete Flooring for your Kitchen

The actual polishing process involves multiple stages of grinding and polishing, utilising specialised equipment fitted with diamond-impregnated disks. These disks progressively refine the surface, transitioning from coarse to fine grits to achieve the desired level of smoothness and shine.

The duration of the installation can vary depending on the size and condition of the floor and the specific requirements you might have. It's a process that doesn’t rush, ensuring that every step is executed with precision to yield a floor that not only dazzles aesthetically but also stands the test of time in terms of durability and maintenance.

Post-installation, a curing period is essential to allow the floor to harden and attain its full strength. You must factor in this phase when planning the installation, ensuring that the floor is not subjected to heavy traffic or use until it is fully cured.

a small kitchen with three counter spaces, the floor is polihed concrete.
a small kitchen with three counter spaces, the floor is polihed concrete.

Polished concrete floors in kitchens are quite low-maintenance. Regular sweeping or vacuuming to remove dirt and debris, followed by mopping with a pH-neutral cleaner, will keep them looking great. Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the sealant. In a kitchen, it's especially important to clean up spills promptly to prevent staining. Every few years, you might need to reseal the floor to maintain its shine and protect it from stains.

Polished concrete in the kitchen is very durable and resistant to cracking when properly installed. However, like any concrete, it can develop hairline cracks over time due to settling or temperature changes. To minimize this, ensure the installation is done by professionals who can properly prepare the subfloor and control the curing process. Regular maintenance, like sealing, also helps keep the kitchen floor in good condition.

Polished concrete can be applied over existing kitchen floors like tile, wood, or vinyl, as long as the current flooring is stable and in good condition. The existing floor needs to be properly prepped, which might include cleaning, leveling, and applying a bonding agent. This ensures the new concrete adheres well and provides a durable, polished finish.

Polished concrete floors are a great choice for kitchens because they don’t emit harmful chemicals or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The polishing process involves grinding and sealing the concrete, which doesn’t release any toxins. Using a low-VOC sealant keeps the air quality in your kitchen safe and healthy.

Polished concrete floors in a kitchen can last 20 years or more with proper care. Their durability makes them an excellent long-term investment. Regular maintenance like sweeping, mopping with a pH-neutral cleaner, and periodic resealing helps keep them in top condition. Even in a high-traffic area like a kitchen, polished concrete stands up well to daily wear and tear.

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 polished concrete flooring services for your kitchen by emailing us at or by filling in the form below and our team will get back to you shortly.