Polished Concrete: Your Expert Guide

polished concrete
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

Polished concrete is not just a material used by those after a super contemporary industrial look — new techniques and finishes mean is now being used by those after all kinds of interior schemes, after a sleek, easy-to-care-for floor.

Polished concrete comes in a variety of colours and finishes and is perfect for use with underfloor heating too — as well as being a good retainer of heat.

Soup Architects, it pairs perfectly with sleek kitchen units and expanses of glazing.  (Image credit: Jean-Christophe Godet/Soup Architects)
Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.