In this article we want to talk about different types of concrete floors . Did you know that concrete floors can be finished in different ways? Often the finishing method of the concrete floor depends on what you will use your concrete floor for later. In this regard, one of the first questions we ask is, what should your concrete floor be used for?
What types of concrete floor finishes are there? There are different types of finishing methods for concrete floors that you can choose from. We have listed the advantages of the different types of concrete floors for you below.
Poly concrete, polished concrete floor or glossy concrete. Polished concrete floors are used both indoors and outdoors. This type of concrete has many advantages: it already has a nice gloss layer in itself, it can adapt well to different thicknesses and it is laid quickly. For this reason, many people choose to use this type of concrete as residential concrete, but also continuous to their terrace. One gets, as it were, a terrace made of the same material as the house. The even top makes it easy to wipe off the dirt. This type of floor is also resistant to the weather. If the concrete floor has been properly laid and the right concrete composition has been opted for, freezing cold is no problem.
Anti-slip polished concrete floors:Anti-slip polished concrete is a popular form of polished concrete and basically the same as polybeton, only here the concrete is polished anti-slip using a butterfly machine. This finish makes the floor feel a bit rougher. According to the technical information that we use for our floors, this can be compared with the grain of sandpaper. This type of finish is often used outside for a driveway outside, we will then finish the top layer with a fine anti-slip finish.
Brushed concrete, ideal for a drive-in ramp: Brushed concrete is a form of polished concrete, where we provide brush grooves, as it were, in the fine concrete slurry. This ensures that there is sufficient grip, this type of concrete floors is often used for a ramp, but also for bicycle paths or a walking path in the garden.
Washed out concrete with visible granulate: In the case of washed concrete, we will apply a surface retarder to the freshly poured concrete. The underlying concrete continues to dry, and the top layer is washed out later, so that the granulate becomes visible. This is a finishing shape that can often be used for paths.
Printed concrete, various motifs stamped into the concrete. Printed concrete or stamped concrete has the great advantage that it looks very natural. You can pour this type of concrete in the appearance of stones, clinkers and even wood. It is also an option to design your own print. This type is therefore suitable for people who do not just want a smooth floor, but who have a special design in mind. Printed concrete is often used, for example, for driveways. Thanks to this concrete, you can make it look like you have laid tiles, clinkers or cobblestones. But at the same time, it does not have the disadvantages of this: tiles, clinkers and cobblestones are a lot less durable, they can easily sink and are sensitive to weeds. Concrete is a lot more durable and easier to maintain (it can last up to twenty years).
Concrete plaster a very thin cast floor. Concrete plaster is a plaster material with which you can give the walls a sleek and sturdy natural stone or concrete look. Due to its waterproof properties, concrete stucco is very suitable for use as an alternative to tiled walls in bathrooms and kitchens, but floors are also made with concrete stucco. By pouring concrete stucco on an existing surface, the floor gets a concrete look. It consists of a mix of resin, cement, pigment powder and additives. It is wear-resistant and strong material, completely waterproof and grease resistant. It is also seamless (just like the other types of polished concrete) and therefore very maintenance-friendly.
Concrete plaster is often only 2 to 3 mm thick, and as strong as the substrate on which it is placed. It is widely used for areas such as the toilet, kitchen and bathroom, however, a polished concrete floor can also be made waterproof. The disadvantage of Concrete plaster is that you still need a screed or an existing underlying concrete floor which must be prepared to guarantee adhesion. Concrete plaster is not carried out by us, but we can always refer you to a competent partner.
What is the difference between polished concrete and polished concrete? Polished concrete and polished concrete are often confused, but there are some important differences. The main difference is in the appearance of the two types of concrete floors. A polished concrete floor has a more speckled appearance than the polished concrete floor. The appearance of the polished concrete floor can therefore be compared with the appearance of a granite floor (although the polished concrete floor is generally a lot cheaper than a granite floor).
What factors influence the price of a concrete floor? The prices for installing concrete floors are on average between 50 and 80 euros per square meter, but they can vary greatly. Several factors can affect the price.
Characteristics of the concrete and the specific finishing method of your concrete floor The thickness of the concrete and the color of the concrete both affect the price. In general, thicker concrete will cost more. The costs can also add up if dyes have to be added to the concrete.
Area to be executed in one day The desired surface area of the concrete is also a relevant factor. The smaller this area is, the more it will cost per square meter. For example, if you want a polished concrete floor in the toilet, this will be relatively expensive. Polishing is a lot more difficult here because a butterfly machine cannot be used. It will then have to be done by hand, which in turn affects the price. And vice versa: if you want a concrete floor with a large surface area, it will be relatively cheaper. If you want to polish a concrete floor, take the location and type of room into account. We can certainly advise you well about this.
Difficulty of installation and possible obstacles in the floor For a good price it is also relevant how easy/difficult the concrete floor can be placed. Tricky places are spaces that have many edges or corners. Installing a concrete floor in such rooms is generally a lot more labor intensive than installing a floor in a spacious, rectangular room. The latter will therefore be cheaper than a difficult space. Level differences also affect the difficulty of placement. A house with many floors will generally cost extra.
In short: a fixed price is difficult to give. You can therefore request a specified quote from us without obligation. This way you know exactly what to expect in terms of price.
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