The variation in these burnished concrete floors comes from the swirling motion of the burnishing pad. As long as your floors are newer or in good condition, you can take an unfinished concrete floor and burnish it into a glossy, interesting surface for a fraction of the price of a full polish.
Once relegated to industrial lofts and warehouse spaces, concrete, as a flooring material, is finally starting to be appreciated for its raw beauty. It's nice and cool underfoot, wonderful if you live in a warm climate, and, as these 14 interiors prove, has a texture and variation that give it a special warmth all its own.
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