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What is Polished
Concrete Overlay?

Polished concrete overlay or veneer, is a highly popular solution to many existing properties looking to renovate a home or workspace. Not too long ago, should a customer want to create a polished aggregate floor in their home, it would be near impossible to achieve. Thankfully, this new system means that it can be used in almost every indoor scenario possible.

When poured the veneer will be between 10mm to 15mm thick. This is very similar to tiling or carpet in terms of the total thickness. Being such a thin layer it allows the concrete overlay to be used virtually anywhere you can think, whether for residential or commercial use.

Benefits of Polished Concrete Overlays

Polished concrete overlay or veneer is a terrific way to create a stunning feature floor in your living space or office. The team at CoastCrete are experts with this type of flooring, with years of expertise, we can help you bring the room to life with this elegant flooring option. It offers a host of benefits that you may not even consider when choosing your flooring option.

Here are some advantages of polished concrete veneer, such as:

  • The surface of Polished Concrete Veneer is very low maintenance. It is a breeze to clean, meaning you don’t have to worry about spending hours cleaning.
  • Offering a seamless design, it really sets itself apart from other surfacing types, like tiles or wood flooring.
  • The finish is highly durable, resistant to impacts, heavy foot traffic and can be used in residential or commercial settings.
  • A concrete overlay can be a blessing for allergy sufferers. Being resistant to dust mites, mould and mildew, letting you breathe a little easier.
  • Every surface comes pretreated with various antibacterial agents, making it a safe option for the family home or office space.
  • An ongoing benefit is reduced heating costs. The floor gathers heat from the air and can be used to help heat up the entire room or space it is installed in.
  • The many ways you can customise the look mean you will have a unique feature to add to your home. You can create stunning art for your floor to go along with the rest of the space.

Why You Should Choose Polished Concrete Overlay/veneer

Aside from the benefits, we give you more reasons why polished concrete veneers or overlays are the ultimate flooring option for you:

There are absolutely no set-downs needed. This flooring system will adhere to any other floor finishes you may already have.

You have plenty of responsibilities, both at home and at work. The last thing you need is more cleaning tasks. Polished concrete overlays are highly durable with a seamless finish. You will not find any grout lines. Just wipe or sweep. It’s that easy.

Polished concrete overlays are mechanically refined, allowing the floors to achieve a whole other level of gloss and shine. They can also be honed and sealed. Plus, you will not run out of options with a variety of colours and aggregates to choose from.

CoastCrete offers a distinctive polished concrete overlay/veneer system that provides a consistent flooring appearance. Expect a flawless finish with our professional installation method. You will never see foot and boot prints and other marks. There is no water damage either, which is a common issue with traditional concrete placement.

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The Process

After learning the floor sub-base and its condition, we will prepare the most appropriate work for you. Consultation is a must, which allows us to perform checks and provide you with options as well. Here is an overview of the typical process:

  1. Prep the original concrete, screed, or any sub-base you have.
  2. Prime the surface. Depending on the condition, it may require more preparations, including the application of the bonding material.
  3. Usually, the installation of the overlay takes place the next day after priming it. Curing will take 24 hours.
  4. The third day is when the floor will be diamond processed. The amount of time required will be based on the total size of the area.

Shine is created with fine diamond abrasives for honing and polishing the surface. Since shine is embedded, longevity and durability are ensured.

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