Polished Concrete Floors

Find out how Sphere8 offers a genuine alternative to traditional polished concrete floors

Recreate polished concrete

Polished concrete floors are a very popular flooring option, and many of our clients are looking recreate the contemporary, minimalist appeal of this material. Fortunately at Sphere8 we are able to provide a genuine alternative to polished concrete that is very similar in style and design but has countless practical advantages over polished concrete.

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A viable alternative

We understand the aesthetic appeal of polished concrete floors – chic, minimalist and industrial it works as an ideal foil to more classic or traditional interiors, or it can complement modern minimalism. More than anything polished concrete works as a neutral canvas that is anything but boring. However, the physical properties of polished concrete floors are far from ideal – unforgivingly hard, cold underfoot and incredibly likely to crack. In this way a Sphere8 poured resin floor can provide the perfect solution. And as experts in resin flooring with years of experience, Sphere8 offers an unparalleled service in the supply and installation of poured resin floors – giving you peace of mind that you have trusted your resin floors to the experts.

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Curated colour collections

One of the main reasons behind choosing a polished concrete floor is the visual aesthetic – fortunately at Sphere8 we are able to imitate the colour and movement of this material. Our carefully curated collection of ‘polished concrete’ greys are chosen for this exact reason, and hand-applied in two different pigments to create the movement of colour associated with concrete or cement. Alternatively you can choose a bespoke colour or use our innovative colour-match service to get the exact shade you need. Either way, whilst polished concrete floors are limited by the colours it is available in, our floors are composed of the very pigment you choose – giving a saturated, opaque finish. With our unique Breccia finish you can also imitate a polished concrete terrazzo floor with mixed aggregate of your choice – all with the same seamless properties.

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Seamless solution

One of the real advantages of resin over polished concrete is the durability of your floor. Although polished concrete floors sound very durable, they are almost guaranteed to crack at some point due to concrete's brittle nature. In comparison the natural elasticity of poured resin actively combats this. When installing a polished concrete floor you often need to moderate cracking by cutting joints – but a Sphere8 floor is a truly seamless finish, and will last as such.

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Comfortable and practical

Clients regularly tell us how comfortable they find a Sphere8 floor – another benefit of resin over cold and hard polished concrete. Our biopolymer resin is warm underfoot, smooth and soft – although it can be used with underfloor heating it is certainly not necessary. This makes it much better suited to residential use and can be the deciding factor for many of our clients. Come to our showroom for a trial and decide for yourself!

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The environmental choice

Finally there is the environmental concern. Polished concrete contains high levels of cement, which is one of the most energy intensive materials on the planet. Our resin is made from a highly renewable natural source, making it cleaner, safer and better for both your own home and the environment.

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If you'd like to discuss polished concrete effect floors please don't hesitate to contact one of the team. You can arrange a visit to one of our showrooms where you can view our full range of flooring colours for yourself!

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