Nov 17, 2017 12:54 am
I'm not completely happy with the polished concrete floors in the property I recently purchased and was hoping to get a second opinion:
1) There is a nail in my floor! (see below) It obviously fell in later on in the process (as opposed to being in the cement mix) which is evident when you run your finger over it. Also, it has already started to rust..
Am I wrong to complain about this? What's the best way to rectify e.g. cut it out then fill with concrete?
2) I have seen polished concrete with white specks which look quite nice, but the white specks in my floors stick out like a sore thumb and I keep trying to pick them up thinking they are bits of paper/rubbish (see below). Thoughts?
3) There are scuff marks and other random marks all over the floor. Is this the standard quality of work for polished concrete floors?
Re: Opinion on polished concrete floors2
Nov 17, 2017 8:37 am
I think it comes down to how much you paid. Higher precision = higher costs.
By their very nature, polished concrete floors have inherent variations. The nail is unfortunate, but it happens. You could remove it and fill that void with resin, but you'd still notice the shape. You could mask it by adding a few bits of tiny aggregate into the resin. With respect to the white chips, it is tough to get perfectly sorted aggregate unless you pay absolute top dollar,because it would require hand removal of all variations.
Usually people who want polished concrete floors, especially with exposed aggregate, are happy with an organic look and variations. For those that want something more uniform, products such as tiles or engineered stone panels would be a better choice.
Sign in or Join to reply to this Topic
steph73Polished concrete floors with Arden HomesPolished concrete floors with Arden Homes
Yeah, there's that too - being disappointed. Although I wasn't going for the pretty, precise coloured concrete and aggregate seeding look. I actually love the warehouse…
gogo65Skirting board alternative for polished concreteSkirting board alternative for polished concrete
We’ve got shadowline cornice throughout, with splay skirting on th floors. Ive recently seen shadow line skirting, looks beautiful, but not sure of cost...
JokerCracking chipped polished concrete - polystyrene visibleCracking chipped polished concrete - polystyrene visible
Wow doesn't sound good, selling a new home is often a red flag, the perfect buyer being Mr Mrs inexperienced, who knows what is under neath, maybe missing chairs, maybe…
lia_dvmSubfloor vent - seeking opinion on locationSubfloor vent - seeking opinion on location
Update. The more ventilation the better. We have a massive subfloor cavity. Discussed options with landscaper and will build deck over entry and in front of window.