Choosing The Perfect Finish For Your Polished Concrete Floors

Polished Concrete Floors

If you’re looking to transform a bare concrete floor or surface into something that is attractive, durable, and requires very little maintenance, concrete polishing is the answer.

Whether your concrete floor is private or commercial, the polishing process will enhance it (both practically and visually), in a way that is environmentally-friendly and completely cost effective.

The concrete polishing process is typically tailored to personal preferences or requirements and involves using professional techniques to achieve the desired level of gloss or shine.

Professionally polished concrete floors come in three popular finishes: matte, semi-gloss or high-gloss. Each finish is strikingly different but equally effective in its own way—but, as a Perth home or business owner how do you choose the perfect one for you?

Choosing the perfect concrete floor finish can prove tricky but don’t worry, as trusted local experts, we’re to help.

Without further ado, here’s our practical guide to choosing the best polished concrete finish for your home or business.

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Let’s start with the classic matte finish. This particular type of concrete finish creates a raw natural look.

A popular finish restaurants, bars, and cafes looking for a chic rustic feel coupled with a surface that can withstand plenty of footfall, matte looks great, hides blemishes well, and requires fairly low maintenance.

A less reflective option that will go the distance in warehouses, commercial spaces, and busy homes with pets or children.


Semi-gloss concrete flooring offers a little more shimmer and shine than its matte counterpart, but the understated nature of the gloss means that it still hides blemishes pretty effectively.

Semi-gloss concrete flooring makes a vibrant addition to homes and commercial premises. It’s a popular option for the likes of showrooms as well as people that like to host regular parties or gatherings while maintaining an airy modern look in the home.


Finally, we move onto high-gloss concrete flooring. Offering maximum shimmer and shine, high-gloss polished finishes give homes or commercial properties a real ‘wow’ factor.

But, while high-gloss is stunning and still very durable, it is a finish that exposes mud, dirt, and blemishes quite easily. As such, frequent cleaning and maintenance is required—that said, floors that look that amazing deserve a little extra TLC.

A concrete finish that is wildly popular in high-end homes and upscale office spaces and client meeting rooms.

Now that you know a little more about each type of finish, you’ll have a better idea of what will work best for you.

Whatever polished concrete floor you decide to invest in, we can make it happen. As one of Perth’s number one concrete polishing experts, we have the skills and the experience to get the job done. As full licensed professionals, you can count on us.

Contact us for a fast FREE quote and we’ll be happy to get the ball rolling. We look forward to hearing from you.