The waxed concrete is a material that has become definitely trendy. Often considered a cold aesthetic, he invaded the interiors to gain his place as a modern element.
Its appearance makes each room more natural. He goes through the garage and the corridor, to invite himself in the kitchen, the living room, the dining room, the bedroom, the bathroom and finally - in the toilets. Its cold side makes it easy to integrate into any environment. To know the tricks during its installation and see how to integrate it with different interiors, we invite you to discover our gallery of waxed concrete floor inspiring examples.
Polished concrete floor in modern industrial style interior
Used both for flooring and walls, waxed concrete can create difficulties when installation . For this reason, it is advisable to request the services of a professional during its installation. In general, waxed concrete exists in two main types: the one that is natural and made at the base of cement, water and sand and the one that is composite, makes the base of resin and pigments to make it more resistant.
Polished concrete floor with a glossy finish in minimalist style living room
The waxed concrete is a material that has existed for millennia. The Egyptians and Romans already used them for their construction. It is a fine wrap of a few millimeters which covers the screed. Its specific appearance can make each space more natural. This type of smooth coating is a real champion: it is very easy to maintain and waterproof.
Modern style interior with polished concrete floor
Cement is one of the main ingredients of waxed concrete. The cement as we know it today dates from the 19th th century. It was Louis Vicat who discovered it in 1818 and a few years later in 1824, Joseph Aspdin filed the patent and created the cement named Portland. At its base is a mixture of clay powder, lime, silica, aluminum, iron oxide and sand. Mixed with water, it becomes a kind of soft paste. For its part, the polished concrete is composed of powder, marble, sand (river because it does not contain salt) and cement. To make it more resistant, the resin was later added in its composition. After obtaining a mixture reminiscent of a thick cream, the waxed concrete spreads with a smoother or flemish on a well cleaned surface. Finally, to make it softer to the touch, we put the wax.
Modern indoor kitchen with central wood island and polished concrete floor
From the kitchen to the living room, through the garage and the hallway, waxed concrete is certainly a choice of coating original floor and walls. Why opt for a wall covering and waxed concrete floor? This material is appreciated for several reasons. Flexible and resistant at the same time, it has an original and mineral appearance. It's an ideal option for the final look of your walls if you like modern and industrial style. Naturally gray, it is quite susceptible to coloring: you can dye it in the mass, color it on the surface or paint it.
The waxed concrete invades the bathroom
Some time ago, it was mainly found in premises such as the storage room and the garage. Nowadays, thanks to the constant search for new solutions for the habitat, and in a search for new aesthetic aspects, concrete is widely recognized as a modern element. Its unfinished, natural and raw side is more and more sought after. In addition, it requires only an investment at a small price!
Bathroom design by Shazzam studios
Interior of an industrial style house with polished concrete floor
Very light colored waxed concrete floor
For an industrial style
Warm and modern interior
Concrete and wood wedding
Bedroom with polished concrete floor
Bedroom with wooden walls and polished concrete floor
Concrete floor and ceiling