Top 5 Reasons to Choose Polished Concrete Flooring for your Home

When you think of concrete flooring you could be forgiven for thinking, cold and industrial. It’s tough, resilient properties has made it a favourite for commercial flooring. In more recent times, concrete has been given a facelift, with experts like Stone Seal using specialised tools and techniques to unmask it’s hidden beauty. A big hit with top interior designers for its chic, luxurious aesthetic, polished concrete is fast becoming the flooring of choice for home owners too. Its longevity, low maintenance and high slip resistance gives it that much sought after family-friendly appeal.

Below are Stone Seal’s Top 5 Reasons for choosing Polished Concrete Flooring for your home.

Aesthetic Appeal

Who isn’t shallow when it comes to choosing an investment piece for their home? Concrete flooring has many benefits, but it’s wow factor is what has got people talking. Already proven it’s a trend here to stay, its smooth, chic aesthetic can give the illusion of space in even the smallest of areas. Suitable for any room, it acts as blank canvas, and perfectly compliments all interiors designs.
As it’s highly stain resistant, polished concrete flooring will stay looking good and blemishes will only add an enviable rustic charm. It can be customised to suit your exact taste with different colours and designs, meaning it truly is a bespoke flooring choice.

Cost Efficiency

Polished concrete flooring can last a lifetime, making it a savvy investment for any home. It’s so cost effective that it can help reduce your domestic bills. As concrete retains heat, polished concrete is an excellent choice for underfloor heating. Floors will stay warmer for longer, thus reducing your heating costs and keeping your home toasty. It doesn’t stop there, lightly coloured polished concrete can amplify the amount of natural light coming into your home, meaning less need for artificial lights and in turn reducing your electricity bills.

Low Maintenance

Polished concrete is one of the healthiest flooring choices for homes as it doesn’t harbour dust mites, allergens or dirt. Its clean, slick lines not only give it a stunning contour, but more importantly its super easy to maintain…perfect for a busy household! Unlike carpeting and similar flooring types, polished concrete requires only occasional damp mopping to keep it looking its best.

Health Benefits

Looks can be deceiving and none more so than polished concrete. Its lustrous sheen can give the illusion of a slippy surface when in fact it has a high slip resistance, reducing the risk of accidents at home.
Polished concrete floors are anti- allergenic and a great choice for allergy suffers such as asthmatics. Dust has nowhere to collect and because Stone Seal’s polishing process uses no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), it is safe for both you and for the environment.

The reasons for choosing polished concrete flooring are endless, and it’s no wonder we have seen a recent surge in demand for residential booking. With Stone Seal, no two floors are the same! You know when you book with us, your floors be will unique for you and your family – making them the perfect foundation to create new memories.

Stone Seal are Ireland’s leading specialists in concrete flooring.
For more information or to book a consultation today, please contact us here.

The Importance of Hiring Professional Granite Cleaners

Whether it’s kitchen countertops, fireplaces or vanities, the opulent aesthetic of granite is what has it the investment piece of choice for those looking for high-end interiors.

Unfortunately if not correctly maintained, the original properties for choosing granite are lost overtime. Although a hard wearing igneous rock, granite like anything else in the home needs professional care from time to time.

The Importance of Hiring Professional Granite Cleaners

One of the most importance factors of maintaining granite’s aesthetic is having it properly cleaned, sealed and protected. Granite is a porous rock meaning spills such as liquids and foods have somewhere to seep and unfortunately stay. This can cause discolouration and staining within the granite, taking away from its original beauty. Professionals such as StoneSeal can not only clean your granite, but can place a special seal on top, in turn protecting it against future stains. This will not only protect your investment, but will give you the piece of mind you need to fully enjoy the space.

Unlike other materials, chips and cracks don’t add character to granite, instead they just leave it looking shoddy. Whether it’s a hairline scratch or painstaking crack, the whole of the piece is jeopardised. As granite is such a notable rock, it’s immensely important to hire the right company to care for it, taking into account both their expertise and experience.

If cleaned, maintained and protected professionally, you can have your granite looking as breath-taking as when you first purchased it – Allowing you to rest assured it was the perfect addition to your home.

With over 15 years experience, StoneSeal are passionate about continually upskilling and educating their technicians on the most innovative ways to care for your granite. Looking after both interior and exterior granite, there is no job too big or too small. To book today or to find out more about our services, please contact us here.

The Importance of Professionally Maintaining your Limestone Flooring

Limestone flooring not only looks chic and adds a sleek finish to any space, but its other qualities such as durability and warmth has it a favourite it with more and more residential customers. A savvy investment for any consumer, this hard wearing flooring needs professionally cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking it’s best. Below are just some of the reasons to have your limestone flooring professionally cleaned and maintained.

Protecting your Investment

It’s common knowledge among the property world, that limestone anywhere in the home especially flooring, increases the home’s value. Its legendary longevity, has it a clever investment buy for any home owner. Although extremely durable, limestone is a soft rock meaning it can easily scratch. It is therefore imperative to have your floors not only cleaned, but protected too. At Stone Seal, we use a specially formulated sealer which is specific to each job. Our invisible, impregnating sealer will not only resist spills and dirt, but protect against future chips and scratches. Caring for your limestone flooring by having it professionally sealed yearly, will ensure you’re not only protecting your flooring, but your overall investment too.

Custom Finish

As limestone presents itself in a muted palate, it sits perfectly among any interior colour scheme. Having the option to customise the type of finish can help you put your own stamp on it. At Stone Seal, customers have the option of a high polished finish, a honed (semi-polished) finish, or pretty much anything they desire…

Make your floors shine

It’s quite common for Limestone flooring to lose its shine, and become dull over time. In order to bring it back to life and restore that much sought after sleek aesthetic, a call to the professionals is a must. Customers are always surprised at how a simple cleaning and re-sealing of their floors, unveils the hidden beauty of the limestone.

Healthier home

Limestone is becoming more and more popular for its family-friendly appeal. Although it’s tough, it is softer than most other flooring of its kind. When badly laid or if not professionally cleaned at least annually, dirt can become trapped, turning it into a playground for germs and bacteria. Having your limestone flooring professionally cleaned annually, will ensure your home is cleaner and healthier for all the family.

StoneSeal – helping keep your limestone in the limelight!
Stone Seal specialise in cleaning and restoring Limestone flooring. Our highly trained technicians will talk you through each step and give you tips on how to maintain your floors in between professional cleans. To book your appointment today or to find our more about our services, Contact Stone Seal