Frequently Asked Questions | Visual Design & Concrete Polishing
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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Maintain a Concrete Floor?

While polished concrete is easy to maintain the following steps are provided to ensure your floors are best kept in a pristine condition

  • ensure the floor is vacuumed regularly and dirt free
  • ensure any spills are soaked up immediately
  • weekly mopping is recommended with the use of a microfibre mop
  • the use of protective padding on furniture is recommended
  • for any stubborn areas use a pH neutral cleaner for extensive cleaning

 

What is the Process for New Builds?

  • from initial contact, an on-site meeting will take place to discuss polish and exposure requirements
  • the first grinding stage preferably takes place before any walls or framework is erected to get the flattest floor possible
  • an on-site inspection will take place after the first grinding stage. Once satisfied, hardening of the floor will take place for polishing to occur at a later date
  • polishing will occur closer to the completion of the house prior to final coat of paint

 

What is the Process for Established Houses?

  • an on-site meeting will take place to discuss client requirements
  • all cupboards, walls, doors and skirting will be taped for protection
  • all furniture will need to be removed from the floor (this will be the responsibility of the client)
  • after the initial grind another on-site meeting will take place. Once satisfied we will proceed to harden and polish the floor
  • the house will be left in its original condition with the floor ready for furniture immediately.

 

What If My Floor is Cracked?

The most common question we receive is if floors can be polished due to cracks. The answer is YES. All cracks and imperfections can be grouted out to blend with the floor and they often create a nice feature and character.