Living room area residential polished concrete floors
- Type of site: New house construction
- Size of area: 135 square metres
- Services: Concrete grinding and mechanical polished concrete
- Floor: Light random grind mid gloss finish
- Cost: $13,000 inc gst
- Time required: Approximately 5 days
Haynes Polished Concrete is a concrete polishing company in Victoria that can be sub contracted by any home builder for a new home construction or renovation. We can do concrete grinding, concrete grind and sealing or mechanical polished concrete for any type of cement floor either new or old. This new home in Sedgwick was being built by Passive Builders on a concrete slab. The orientation of the home was designed so that the living room with concrete flooring would face out over the amazing views of the valley and hinterland.
Our company regularly does living room area residential polished concrete floors that are getting built as a lounge area or even a combined kitchen & dining room. We are contractors in Victoria that can work closely with builders, renovation companies, architects or interior designers to do floor refinishing for old or new homes. Using Husqvarna concrete polishing equipment we provide their Hiperfloor concrete polishing process that can transform any concrete floor, either new or old, into a visually stunning but abrasion-resistant surface that is virtually maintenance free. You don’t have to apply lots of coatings, the Hiperfloor system does away with all of that.
The cost to get mechanical polished concrete for this 135 square metre floor area was $13,000 inc gst and took five days of labour to complete. By choosing mechanical polished concrete the home owners get the best type of concrete polishing you can choose from compared to concrete sealing, painting the concrete floor or laying tiles. The hard floor surface looks absolutely stunning, reflects lots of light and has a mid gloss finish to give it a luxury feeling.
Polished concrete in living rooms
Installing polished concrete in living rooms is very popular in Victoria because it is cheaper than other flooring options available, especially when you consider the long term maintenance costs. With mechanical polished concrete floors you can clean them easily with a mop or broom and it is very hard to scratch the surface because it is so hard. It means furniture pieces like a sofa, dining chairs, coffee table, entertainment unit or other items can be placed on the floor without worry about scratching it or chipping it.
When it comes to polished concrete in living rooms you have to primary choices;
1. Sealed concrete that has a satin, semi or gloss polished look; this is more organic, a bit rougher in look and will literally show off your concrete floor as it is after a light grinding service.
2. Mechanically polished concrete goes a few steps further to cut deeper into the slab, expose more of the aggregate if you want and leave the surface extremely smooth with your choice of finish.
There are lots of types of polished concrete floors and you can see our visual gallery on our inspo pages here.
Polished concrete in the living room can be extended to flow into the kitchen area as well so that it makes the whole space feel like one larger single area to live and entertain in.
Light random grind mid gloss mechanical polished concrete floor in a living room
This is what a light random grind mechanically polished concrete floor looks like with a mid gloss polish. The finish is slightly darker in colour and this will vary depending on how many windows or doors are in the room area as well as the type of concrete mix & aggregate used in the slab. It is possible for example to have a white polished concrete floors in your living room.
Polished concrete floors in a lounge room
When you build a new home you have the luxury of creating everything from scratch and this includes the orientation of the structure on the block of land. The owners of this home wanted polished concrete floors in their lounge room but also wanted to take advantage of the amazing views their block of land has. So the architect designed the layout so the lounge room was combined with the living / dining / kitchen areas to then become a window or a frame out to the view across the valley.
The gloss of the polished concrete floor would help bounce light around in the room to help it feel bright, fresh and airy all year round without the floor fading from being exposed to the sun’s rays every day. If they used timber or carpet it might fade over time & if there sliding door was left open, moisture could damage these other flooring choices.
Mechanically polished concrete floors make an excellent choice in lounge rooms because they are so durable.
Residential polished concrete kitchen floors
Polished concrete in a kitchen is the perfect flooring choice compared to tiles, timber floorboards, vinyl tiles, lino, bamboo or hardwood. Concrete is the hardest, toughest flooring material you can use in a kitchen. All the others either need to be replaced over time or constantly treated to maintain their appearance. Polished concrete, especially if it was mechanically polished, will basically last a life time and still look the same as when it was first done.
Polished concrete is great for kitchen floors because you can spill liquid, food scraps or even cooking utensils on the floor and not damage it. The concrete flooring surface in a kitchen is completely flat so you never have to worry about food scraps getting caught in the grout or cracking a floor tile if you drop something heavy on it.