Can I have polished concrete in my bathroom, powder room or laundry?

Many clients wish to have a totally uniform look that runs throughout their entire home, so we do have some clients that choose to have polished concrete in their bathrooms. Some customers even choose polished concrete for their shower bases. Total waterproofing can be achieved using pour techniques during the concrete slab pour, but after that, the correct products must be used in the correct order during the polishing process.


However, please be aware that the Australian Standards don’t actually refer to polished concrete in wet areas such as your bathroom, toilet, powder room or laundry. As a result, you may need to have an ‘alternate solution’ report done by a building inspector, and this can cost approximately $1,500. It might seem a little contradictory, but the alternate solutions often state that polished concrete can out-perform tiles in these wet areas. Please see the downloadable example .


Due to the extent to which tiles are considered ingrained as a wet area covering, sometimes it’s difficult to have alternate solutions like polished concrete floors approved and signed off. For that reason, among others, we strongly recommend that you always check with your particular Melbourne or Victorian building inspector before actually ordering polished concrete in your wet areas. While we would be happy to help you achieve the polished concrete look you want, we just want you to be aware that getting polished concrete approved for wet areas can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. If you can’t get the polished concrete approved, another option many clients choose is to have tiles in their wet areas that resemble concrete and that complement the level of exposure and gloss in their polished concrete floors throughout the rest of their home.

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