1 : a mass formed by coalescence of separate particles of matter, suspended in a fluid such as water, into one body
2 : a hard strong building material made by mixing a cementing material (such as portland cement) and a mineral aggregate (such as sand and gravel) with sufficient water to cause the cement to set and bind the entire mass
We are all familiar with concrete as it is used in everything from our sidewalks to our bridges, in our houses and high rises, but although its use and popularity continue to increase, many aren't yet familiar with this versatile substance when used as an interior finish. Concrete can be formed to take on any shape and polished to a high gloss, resembling marble or granite, yet with greater mass, and maintaining its own unique characteristics.
Polished concrete gives an unparalleled tactile sensation: a warm feel and texture unlike any other material. It can be cast into any form imaginable, curved and refined to be as smooth as stone which has been shaped, smoothed, and polished by the sea.
Polished concrete has a low price/performance ratio when compared to other types of flooring. Click here to see a chart comparing polished concrete with other options. You may be surprised!
Floors, furniture, walls, bathtubs, sinks, countertops, and bathtubs can all be done to your specifications or use our design services.
How do you polish concrete? Is it messy? What about the dust? For the answers to these and other questions, visit our FAQs page: Frequently Asked Questions
All of our products and services are available to order for new construction or remodeling, commercial, industrial, and residential. Please take a look at the pictures below of some of our recently completed work.
Architects, designers, business owners, builders, or homeowners, e-mail your specs or drawing for a free quote.
This polished concrete floor in located in the US offices of Optomen a British television production company, in Manhattan. These offices were designed by our colleagues at Durukan Design.
This polished concrete couch in the lobby of The Driggs apartment building, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York,
was formed and poured in place by the contractor, then ground and polished by Avant Design Inc.
This private garage was featured in the April, 2013 edition of Architectural Digest.
The floor of this 10,000 square foot loft was polished for the future home of Ilan Rubin Studio.
The floor was polished prior to partition installation, resulting in a substantial saving for the client on edging costs.
This concrete bathtub has integral radiant heating which keeps the tub, the water in it, and the person
in the water, toasty warm! Ask us about including radiant heating in your tub or floors.
This image shows the tub drain and overflow.
This polished glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) bar at Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe, New York
was cast and polished offsite, then brought to the site and carefully fitted into place.
Here you can see the one of the 1/4" steel divider strips, and the deep shine evident
when concrete is diamond polished to a #3000 grit.
This floor was covered with a layer of dyed Ardex, then ground smooth.
This existing slab with integral hot water heating, was ground smooth and polished.
This floor was done with a custom colored concrete topping which was then polished.
This floor in Bloomingdale's 59th Street was done with a custom colored concrete topping which was then polished.
The walls in this bathroom were covered with a concrete that can be colored to match any Benjamin Moore color chip, burnished, then sealed.
This floor surface, in Komegashi restaurant, is a concrete overlay, which can be installed over concrete or sound wood
and here has been treated with an acid stain to create a rich, leather look. Many other colors are available.
This floor in a hair salon was done with a concrete topping which was then polished to a high shine.
This existing slab has been treated with several coats of linseed oil after polishing.
Below are before and after pictures of a residential brownstone basement floor we ground and polished. This basement had been subject to previous flooding episodes and the owner wanted a clean surface for a children's play room that would survive future flooding and be simple to clean.
If you have basement flooding problems, ask about the Avant Design polished concrete floor solution!
For answers to your questions, to schedule a consultation visit, and for a no cost, no obligation estimate,
e-mail us with your questions, information, or drawings.
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