Workshop
Start a discussion

The Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

Polished concrete

Darcy
New Contributor

Polished concrete

My partner wants to get polished concrete floors in our living areas but I am unsure. Would appreciate other people's thoughts. 

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Polished concrete

Love it. Can look fantastic in the right setting. 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Polished concrete

@Darcy,

 

Welcome to Workshop. I hope you find plenty of helpful information and advice from community members. 

 

We went with polished concrete for our backyard games room and are happy with the choice. We are finding it is lovely in both summer and winter. 

 

I'll add an image below of how it came up after polishing.

 

Is this for a new build or do you have existing concrete? We did a new build and still got cracks, which I imagine is common. All part of the charm of concrete! 

 

Jason

 

 

Polished.jpg

Show off your handiwork at the Workshop Gallery
MartyH
Valued Contributor

Re: Polished concrete

People do often suggest that it is cold in winter. Depending on the climate where you are based, you might want to factor in the cost of in-slab heating.  

RenoQueen
Super Contributor

Re: Polished concrete

You might also like to consider a concrete-look porcelain tile. They can look fantastic. 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Polished concrete

@Darcy,

 

I should have also mentioned that you might find this previous Workshop discussion useful - Polished concrete in a family room.

 

Jason

 

 

Show off your handiwork at the Workshop Gallery
Darcy
New Contributor

Re: Polished concrete

Thanks for the advice. It is a new build. I guess another factor is cost. It surprised me that its not a cheap option. 

Why join the Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects