Polished Concrete

The concrete floor that had been originally placed in this home was seriously defective. It was so soft, you could dig a hole in it with your shoe. The original plan was to have a combination of polished concrete and wood floors. However, the wood floors were installed before the concrete was placed so that when the concrete was poured, there would be no elevation difference.

“Unfortunately, there was a problem with the concrete mix and the required strength was not achieved. Because an in-floor heating system was installed prior to the pour, removal of the defective concrete would have been quite costly. I was called in by the ready-mix company to see if there were any other options to achieve a look similar to polished concrete,” says Marty Meewis, owner of Colors on Concrete, a company that specializes in decorative floor coatings for concrete.