Based in Chichester, West Sussex, FloorCraft is deeply passionate about providing concrete floor polishing services no matter how daunting the task may be — including one of its toughest tasks at the Runcton Farm Shop.
For the Runcton Farm Shop, which was one of the hardest tasks completed by FloorCraft, services included polishing an existing piece of concrete for the store so that it could turn the space into a cafe, which is expected to open in spring 2020. Since 1984, the Runcton Farm Shop has been a one-stop-shop grocery store, providing in-house baked bread, locally-made food and produce, a range of beer and wine, frozen food and playing host to butchery and delicatessen counter among other things.
Over a 14-year period, part of the store was used as a storage unit for food and other supplies until recently; now, the space is being turned into the soon-to-be-open cafe — an area that was in dire need of concrete floor polishing services and is now polished and like new.
The Runcton Farm Shop success story is just one example of what can be done with concrete over a decade old and proof that no task is too daunting for our team at FloorCraft.
At the core of our business is a team of tradesmen that uses only the best equipment available that can tackle the toughest of jobs as quickly as possible and the best materials to meet your needs.
Our polished concrete floors services include power floated and diamond polished, each of which is completely different than each other. For starters, the finish for each is different: power floated has a marble-effect with no aggregate showing and a glossy finish, while diamond polished showcases all the stone’s colours in the concrete and has a glassy-looking finish.
The diamond-polished concrete services is certainly a more lengthy process. After the concrete has been poured, it takes at least 30 days to harden. After that, we will come back to your site to begin the grinding and polishing process. When enough concrete has been ground away and aggregate visibility increases, this is when we begin to polish the concrete and the colours begin to shine through. What’s more, you can even choose the colour of the concrete and the aggregate to really make it your own.
FloorCraft will do whatever it takes to get the exact aggregate you want or, alternatively, combine materials for your desired colour.
Although diamond polish concrete was originally developed for commercial and industrial use, FloorCraft began experimenting with our own designs, giving us the opportunity to provide these services to homeowners as well. We will provide you with a range of samples to help generate a sense of what you’re looking for. From there, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of coloured aggregate that will be mixed with the concrete. Finally, FloorCraft will then diamond polish the surface until the desired effect of the aggregate and concrete is met.
If you are a homeowner or business in the Chichester and surrounding area, give us a call today for all your concrete floor polishing services.
Detail view of the polished concrete floor in the Runcton Farm Shop's new cafe area
Reflective polished concrete floor in the Runcton Farm Shop's cafe area
New polished concrete floor in the Chichester Runcton Farm Shop
The original piece of concrete floor in Runcton Farm Shop's new cafe area