LUMA FLOORS specialises in decorative polished concrete floor solutions incorporating custom aggregates, finishes and limited colours.
Polished concrete is a unique process that produces a finish similar to polished stone. It incorporates proprietary hardening and sealing agents, application tools and a multi-stage grinding and polishing process to reveal the inherent character of structural concrete slabs and topping coats. Finishes can reveal the aggregate (if existing) or bring a mirror like shine to steel-trowelled slabs. It is most suited to projects that call for a natural or elemental floor finish, where the integrity of the materials is highlighted.
Polished concrete is not to be confused with ‘stained’ concrete, ‘epoxy’ concrete, ‘terrazzo’ concrete or ‘sealed’ concrete. Sealers or epoxies are applied over plain concrete or stained concrete. These sealers/epoxies can produce a flat finish or a high gloss finish. Over time, these sealers and epoxies will typically delaminate or yellow.
Polished concrete is changing the surface of the concrete physically by using pads, grits and buffing materials to achieve the finish mechanically. A concrete floor is only considered polished above a grit level of 400; typically, we polish a floor to either a 1500 or 3000 grit-level. We apply a proprietary water-based penetrating sealer which chemically bonds with the concrete – and which is guaranteed to never delaminate or yellow.
- uses concrete subfloor
- unbeatably durable
- low maintenance
- increased ambient light
- immediate availability