Monday, October 17, 2011

Concrete polishing Phase 1

Today the concrete polishers started on our kitchen/living/dining space downstairs. So exciting! I can't wait until it is all ready, not only does polished concrete look amazing, but it is a really easy care and versatile flooring.

Rough polishing
For Phase 1 they brought the concrete back to the aggregate, what you can see in the picture is a part of the floor with water on it, giving a better indication of what it will look like once it is fully polished. The lighter section is pretty much what the whole floor looks like at the moment as it is covered in concrete dust.

The dusty, half finished floor
It doesn't look like much at the moment, but the first image gives a fair indication of what it will look like in terms of the aggregate exposure. There are many options with polished concrete, from coloured aggregate to dyed concrete in a rainbow of colours. We chose to go with a basic grey concrete and a blue-grey basalt aggregate because it will go with just about anything and we can chop and change the decor without having to worry about it.

Polishing in progress
Polishing concrete is a messy business! Tomorrow they will come back to actually polish it up to the level of shine that we have chosen- not so shiny that it reflects light back too strongly, but shiny enough that it is easy to keep clean. Stay tuned for Phase 2 of the Concrete Polishing adventure, I can't wait to see it!

33 comments:

  1. Look at that view and trees! It's coming together isnt it. The concrete floors will look amazing!

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  2. I know, it really is a leafy outlook! There is actually a row of townhouses beyond those trees, but with all the foliage it is pretty private in our yard :)

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  3. Tell you what, I went home and checked up on it at lunch, it's at 200 grit so far, will be up to 800 grit by this afternoon.... Looks unreal.

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  4. I LOVE the look of polished concrete.
    Lucky you!
    It should look amazing.
    Look forward to the updates.
    Cheryl xox.

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  5. Oh it's gonna look gorgeous! LOVE polished concrete in the home! :) xo

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  6. Polished concrete looks fantastic. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out :)

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  7. Wow, so excited you're at this stage. Having a lot of fun catching up on everything I've missed while I was away :) Nicolex

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  8. Look forward to seeing how it turns out! We are doing the same in our place. Can I ask who you used and would you recommend them? Did you do much research into the different types/methods?

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  9. I like the idea of polishing the floor. A polished concrete floor will surely make the entire floor look very compelling. Floor is the soul of a house that makes the entire house a livable place. By the way, I look forward to seeing the outcome of your project.

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  10. I agree with the comments. Even though there are lots of townhouses beyond those trees, it's good to know that you did not cut them. I look forward to seeing the polished floor and the while interior design.

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  11. I was able to see the phase2 of your home renovation project. It looks great. I would love to see the phase 3. When are you going to post it? perth home renovations

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  12. I think this is gonna look really great once it's finished.

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