This blog is dedicated to my good friend and concrete colleague Elaine Toogood. She recently inspired me to ‘get off my horse and write my blog.’ This came about through a discussion on sandpaper of all things.
"80 grit? 120 grit or indeed True Grit?" That was the question.
Of course we weren’t discussing the thespian talents of John Wayne or even listening to Glen Campbell... because the usual focus was on Visual Concrete of course. The subject in Elaine's holster was if sandpaper was a good idea to use for cleaning concrete surfaces…
We never got round to having that shoot out before, during or even after Eco Build. So in the spirit of sharing and, as John Wayne once said, “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” here's what I think:
Ok, so if you want to find your True Grit for dry or wet cleaning concrete then Diamonds are a concrete’s best friend. Flexible Nickel encrusted Diamond hand...
Much like the Architectural Concrete Repair Category blogs (which will continue to be posted by the way), Visual Concrete Finishes will be a series aiming to share my own personal experience of placing and finishing exposed concrete with some additional notes on technical aspects, what to expect, ideas on design details and how to look after the concrete when you are living with it.
The first part of this series will focus on Polished Concrete Flooring primarily for the domestic market, as this is where my experience lies. The Polished Concrete Flooring blogs will form five parts as follows:
Post finishing and after care
Just to say that the opinion, ideas, technical details and potential materials used are only my take on this rather broad and extensive subject. If anyone has any alternative opinion or additional information to add to this series, please do contact me and I will post it.