Should I Choose Polished Concrete for my Kitchen Floor?
Hardwearing, easy to clean and happy with underfloor heating, concrete could be the perfect option for your cookspace
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In an industrial kitchen like this one, a polished concrete floor is the ideal surface to team with other elements, particularly steel. The metallic finish on the oven, extractor and accessories here add a reflection to the space that ties in with the gleaming floor.
If you’re going for an industrial look in your cookspace, bring in some white and wood features, as the designers have done here, to lift the mood.
Tone a polished concrete floor with a white kitchen by choosing a paler grey. Here, the soft ash floor is just a shade darker than the white units, which creates a gradated effect.
The space feels crisp and fresh, and the look is amplified by the white chairs and pendant lights.
Here, a polished concrete floor and pale concrete worktop complement the dark grey wall beautifully. The shades are similar, yet different enough to add interest to the space – and the marbled finish of the work surface and flooring brings a tactile layer to the room.
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Warm up concrete’s cool tones with organic surfaces. Here, a timber veneer on the cabinetry and a row of terracotta pendants are the perfect partners for the grey concrete flooring.
To tie the contrasting surfaces together, the designers have chosen a concrete worktop for the island, which forms a bridge between the earthy tones and the crisp grey floor.
Incorporate your polished concrete on other surfaces by creating a splashback. Here, the designers have used polished concrete on the floor and taken it all the way up above the cabinets to unify the space.
The matching floor and wall surfaces help to ground the kitchen in the space, which works particularly well in an open-plan room.
Think concrete wouldn’t work with a bohemian look? This gorgeous space proves it can.
A light grey, polished concrete floor forms a neutral base for the warm, wood-grained units above it. The plethora of plants adds to the natural feel of the room, the green leaves contrasting beautifully with the pale grey floor.
This smart kitchen is soothingly neat and practical. The designers have incorporate a tidy space for everything to create a room that feels streamlined and functional.
There are a few different surfaces, which adds interest, but the owners have kept an uncluttered mood thanks to the choice of simple materials.
The polished concrete floor is key to this idea, as it’s neutral and understated, and works well with the white units, black splashback and wooden features.
Are you thinking of using polished concrete on your floor? Which of these ideas is your favourite? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.