A Burnished Finish floor is another form of polished concrete. The Burnished Finish is becoming more and more popular with architects, builders, developers and homeowners.This versatile material is greatly appreciated for its beauty and durability.
A Burnished Finish floor is another form of polished concrete. The Burnished Finish is becoming more and more popular with architects, builders, developers, and homeowners. This versatile material is greatly appreciated for its beauty and durability. When properly maintained this particular floor may last up to 15 or 20 years. However, a proper polished burnished finish heavily relies on the workmanship of the concrete when pouring the concrete slab.
There are a few factors that have to be taken seriously when pouring the slab in preparation for a burnished finish. Once the concreters pour the concrete, they have to use a powered trowel (helicopter) like equipment and trowel the floor with this tool repeatedly to create that burnished look. This helicopter-like tool is also repeatedly used to create a finish that renders with a level of sheen. Screed marks, footprints, or any imperfections must be removed during the helicopter process before the concrete sets. The other important factors are the level of the floor and the edges. Uneven trowelling will ultimately result in an uneven floor which means if the concreter leaves small dips or humps on the floor they will be highly noticeable in the finished product. Similarly, the concrete slab must be helicoptered as close to the edges as possible so there won’t be a frame once the floor is polished. If a slab has not been precisely burnished by the concreter then the alternative would be to mechanically polish the concrete with nil exposure.