The best polished concrete floors in Canberra

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Where can the best polished concrete floors in Canberra be found? Photo: Helen Ross.

If you’ve ever daydreamed of transforming your space into a modern, sleek oasis, the allure of polished concrete floors is sure to have caught your eye.

Polished concrete is very durable with a long life span, is simple to clean and can be installed in a variety of colours.

Whether you’re revamping your home or upgrading a commercial space, choosing the right flooring solution is crucial. In this article, we’ll delve into the world of polished concrete floors, what makes them exceptional and where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great polished concrete floor?

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the perfect flooring option. When it comes to polished concrete floors, here are the key traits that set them apart:

  • Durability. Polished concrete floors are renowned for their exceptional durability, making them ideal for high-traffic areas. With proper maintenance, they can withstand years of wear and tear without losing their shine.
  • Aesthetic appeal. One of the primary reasons people opt for polished concrete floors is their stunning visual appeal. The smooth, glossy surface adds a touch of sophistication to any space, enhancing its overall aesthetic.
  • Low maintenance. Unlike other flooring options that require regular upkeep, polished concrete floors are relatively low maintenance. With routine cleaning and occasional resealing, they can maintain their luster for years to come.
  • Versatility. Whether you’re designing a contemporary residential space or a chic commercial establishment, polished concrete floors offer unparalleled versatility. They seamlessly complement various interior styles, making them a popular choice among designers and architects.
  • Environmental friendliness. For eco-conscious consumers, polished concrete floors are a sustainable option. They utilize the existing concrete slab, minimizing the need for additional materials. Additionally, their longevity reduces the environmental impact associated with frequent replacements.

The best polished concrete floors in Canberra

Riotact‘s editorial team has scoured through years of community feedback to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be featured in our Best of Canberra series, each business must have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook, in addition to maintaining a minimum average rating of 4/5 stars on Google.

JB Flooring Solutions

Founded by James Breiner in 2017 after 20 years in the industry, JB Flooring Solutions is owned and run by Canberra locals - professionals who know the area and take the time to do every job right.

The team delivers world class epoxy and polished concrete floors, also offering concrete grinding, floor coating and concrete leveling services.

"Right from the beginning James was very professional and approachable. He provided expert advice. Very impressive work," Nishad Sammad says on Google.

Bluestone Polish Concrete Floor

Based in Canberra and servicing clients across the ACT and interstate, Cesar and the team at Bluestone Polish Concrete Floor are long-time industry experts that specialise in polished concrete flooring and benchtops.

A wide range of products and finishes are available for residential, commercial and industrial projects of all sizes.

Dino says online, "Cesar explained every step of the job so we were always comfortable. Our commercial kitchen and bar floor look sensational."

Ruff Rock

Locally owned and based in Queanbeyan, Ruff Rock delivers high quality concrete polishing throughout Canberra and into surrounding NSW.

Tania said on Google in early 2024, "Such a refreshing change to have tradies that provide a good price for a job, are prompt, leave the site tidy and do an awesome job."

The team has also worked on a huge variety of commercial projects, including at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra Outlet Centre, Little National Hotel and ANU.

Grindstones Reflections

Led by owner Jake Plunkett, the team at Grindstones Reflections are specialist providers of polished concrete floors for clients throughout Canberra and its surrounds.

Alongside polished concrete, Grindstones Reflections offers top quality floor preparation, concrete coatings and hard surface cleaning. Having strong relationships with multiple suppliers means a wide range of materials to choose from.

Jake grew up in the industry - he says there's nothing more satisfying than seeing client visions come to life through hard work and dedication.

If you’re looking for more information on trades and services in Canberra, you might also like our articles on the best benchtops, joiners, concreters, carpenters and handymen Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with polished concrete floors in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the Canberra polished concrete floors listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are polished concrete floors expensive?

Most suppliers charge between $25 and $50 per square metre. Compared with similar premium floor materials like slate and marble, it's a very economical alternative.

Are polished concrete floors easy to maintain?

Yes. As long as spills and potential stains are dealt with quickly so they can't absorb, all you'll need to keep your floors spick and span is a soft broom, a mop and some neutral floor cleaner.

Does polished concrete get cold?

Yes, but no more so than other hard floors like tile, stone or hardwood.

Is polished concrete slippery?

It can be when wet, especially without a non-slip coating.

How long does concrete flooring last for?

Polished concrete floors can last for decades when properly cared for.

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