Is Polished Concrete Flooring the Right Choice for My Family Kitchen?

Is Polished Concrete Flooring the Right Choice for My Family Kitchen?

As the heart of any family home, the kitchen is always a prominent focus in any home improvement project. Ensuring your kitchen décor is up to scratch can be difficult as there is an endless amount of options available, including various colour palettes, units, light fixtures and dining room furnishings.

Choosing flooring for your kitchen is one such tough decision and getting the right product for your kitchen is integral to its overall finish. Polished concrete floors in particular have risen in popularity in recent years, but why is this trendy floor type right for your family kitchen?

Easy maintenance

In any busy family home, installing low maintenance or better yet maintenance-free fixtures and fittings is the key to freeing up time for more important things. Polished concrete floors are extremely easy to care for, and the only maintenance needed is a weekly sweep and mop with warm, soapy water. Polished concrete floors offer all the luxury and elegance without hours of painful upkeep.

Be a sustainable household

Unbeknown to many, concrete is a very sustainable building material and applying it as a render, paving or floor can dramatically cut your home’s carbon footprint. The beauty of a polished concrete floor is that this seamlessly finished floor type can be made from existing concrete slabs and materials so no extra energy is used to create new materials.

These existing concrete slabs are sanded, polished and then sealed to provide a sustainable and sophisticated appearance that looks as good as new.

Keep it affordable

Whilst many floor installations cost the earth, the application of a polished concrete floor is relatively economical, which leaves you with more money to spend elsewhere in the home or enjoying time as a family.

Invest in a product that lasts

A number of flooring types require a lot of maintenance, repair and eventually will require replacement, however, polished concrete floors are different, in fact they are certain to last for generations to come. A polished concrete floor is extra durable and can last 100 years or more, excellent news if you are looking for a long term investment!

This flooring type is also particularly versatile and whilst it lasts for a long (long) time, most will find it will never go out of style or look tired and worn with the right upkeep. Polished concrete floors are great for those who want to change the look of their kitchen every three to five years without opting for a new flooring installation.

This post was written by ReadyMix Concrete, the UK’s leading concrete supplier.