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.
When I first dabbled in concrete I found (in hindsight) that I was often sold a product, provided with technical help to use that product but not afforded the necessary inquisitive mind to delve further into what I really wanted to achieve. Over time I developed telephonic relations with some sturdy support, like-minded folk whose cornerstone has been to solve. Gems our industry and craft. Here’s a personal appreciation of some of these lovely people who by nature will go beyond the call of duty. This list is of course only brief. How great it would be one day if we could have a “Yellow Pages Of Architectural Concrete”. My copy would start with:
Has a whole warehouse dedicated to testing diamond polishing of all types of natural stone, concrete and terrazzo. They hand-build polishing machines akin to a Spitfire. Technical white coats and safety glasses are very apparent. Derek, his crew and the Aladdin’s cave of diamond is something to behol...