At Advance Group we have been producing polished concrete floors now for over two decades and there is ever-increasing demand for them.
This is for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that they can rival marble and granite floors for their shine, they are more stain resistant, they can be produced in any colour you like, and they need virtually no maintenance. Oh, and yes, did we mention that they will last for decades? It’s true: once laid and polished, concrete is such a tough material that it is virtually impossible to damage the surface.
Fifty years ago, concrete was hardly known as a luxury flooring material. More, it was the floor of choice for factories and warehouses, and for places like car parks, because concrete – provided it is correctly mixed – is tough. Who cares what it looks like? It is just there to do a job and last for as long as possible no matter what gets dropped on it, or even if it gets stained.
Polished concrete is fast becoming the floor of choice for many architects and developers because it is infinitely adaptable in terms of the type of finish it can have, and it will last for far longer than almost any other type of surface. You can have a shiny concrete floor in a warehouse, for instance, and it won’t show any marks from the tyres of fork lift trucks. In turn, this means that the floor is saving money, because the tyres will last for much longer.
Advance Group is the leading concrete grinding and polishing company in the UK. For very many years we have undertaken major contracts such as installing and polishing concrete floors in shopping malls. These are ideal in such situations where there is constant foot traffic, since polished concrete can withstand it. It simply does not get damaged no matter how many people walk over it, and it looks fabulous. It is also slip resistant which is important from the safety point of view.
Polishing concrete floors is a skill that can be learned but it takes time to become fully competent. It is also the case that there is not a lot of training available which is why you need to be careful when looking for concrete floor polishing contractors: you need a company that has experience. Advance Group has been polishing concrete floors now for over 20 years and we have the skills necessary to produce a finish that not only looks great but will last for a very long time. Concrete polishing is not a cheap process so you need to ensure you use only a highly qualified contractor.
Advance Group is the leading specialist in the UK when it comes to concrete flooring. Most people think of concrete as a solid product that is going to last a lifetime. In most cases that is not true. Certainly, it may last longer than several alternatives such as carpet, linoleum, and many others which will all need replacement after a few years.