Beautiful Concrete Floors

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best! Normally I wouldn’t like raw concrete floors, but when it’s done properly it can be SO beautiful. Simplicity at it’s best! Take a look…

This beautiful converted warehouse home was designed by Australian Architects, Techne. The concrete floor is polished beautifully to give the perfect smooth finish. It works really well with the minimal design- I love the marbled effect where the different colours of the concrete mix!

The two images below (Photography by Serge Anton – via BoBedre) show again how perfectly concrete works in bright airy spaces with minimal designs.

I love this slightly paler shade of grey on this concrete floor by Norm Architects (the coolest Architecture firm from Copenhagen) The pales shade of grey gives the floor a softer look.

This next one below (photography by Chris Patey for MyDomaine) has a slightly darker finish to it, it almost looks like wood! This works really well with the warmer colours in the design of this room.

The next space is by Davide Lovatti, this is polished really well, it almost starts to look like marble!!

How Much Do Polished Concrete Floors Cost?

It’s always best to have your concrete flooring installed by a professional contractor. Partly for health and safety reasons as well as the fact that they have probably done it many times before, so you will be able to achieve a perfect finish quicker than if you were doing it yourself.

The cost of polished concrete flooring will vary depending on whether you would like any special finishes, or any dyes added to the concrete, but you can expect to pay between £3-£12 per square foot.

So what to you think? Polished concrete floors- yay or nay?

Emily Brookes
Emily Brookes

Emily Brookes is an Interior Designer based in the UK. Since graduating from the National Design Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Emily started her successful blog, Emily May Designs, which shares ideas and inspiration on how to create a beautiful home.

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