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Matte or High Gloss? Choosing the
Right Finish for Your Concrete Floor
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Glossy floor finish
Greetings!

 

When planning the look of a concrete floor, you have a lot of important decisions to make. What color scheme will work best with your client's décor? Do you want to graphically enhance the floor with a stencil or pattern? Do you want to give the floor a decorative border? Your final decision, and one of the most important, is the gloss level of the sealer you apply to the finished floor. As when choosing between flat, semi-gloss, or high-gloss paint for a wall, you'll need to think about the degree of shine that's right for the room and the look you're trying to achieve. Some products, like penetrating sealers, leave little or no shine. Others, such as high-gloss acrylics and epoxies, will make floors as shiny as polished marble or granite. Even with polished concrete floors, which generally don't need a sealer, the gloss level can vary from moderate to high. To help you visualize your options, here are some examples of what the various finish levels look like in a variety of settings.

 

Jim Peterson,
The Concrete Network
Matte Floor Finishes
A matte finish gives concrete floors some light reflectivity, yet won't overpower the room. If you're after more subtlety and warmth, this type of finish is your best choice. Check out these projects.
Green home
Green Home Uses Concrete Throughout 
Product used: Impregnating sealer and densifier
 

 

 

 

Game room floor 

A Game Room Floor Gets a Winning Surface 

Products used: Water-based acrylic followed by a matte-finish floor wax
 

 

 

 

Urban Chic: A Concrete Floor Gets a Modern Makeover Game room floor 

Product used: Neutral low-sheen epoxy
 
Glossy Floor Finishes
If you're after a wet look to enhance the appearance of colored finishes or to create greater light reflectivity, choose a sealer or a polished floor finish with a medium to high-gloss sheen. See these examples
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Salon Floor Glistens Like Copper Game room floor 

Products used: High-solids clear urethane followed by three coats of a super-high-gloss finish wax
 

   

 

Polished microtopping 

Microtopping Looks like Polished Concrete 

Product used: High-gloss urethane sealer
 

Product used: Wet-look acrylic sealer