There are a number of benefits when choosing to use polished concrete as your flooring choice. It has become a more popular flooring option recently as many people start to realize the ease of maintenance, the choices that are available, as well as its durability as a flooring surface. We will take a look at a couple of different benefits that can be seen by utilizing concrete polishing versus the various other flooring options currently available.
Using polished concrete as a decorative form of concrete finishing has become a top choice mainly because of the value it provides to the customer, as well as the great aesthetic appeal it presents. It has been used recently in both commercial and retail establishments, as well as residential homes. One of the benefits for any application of polished concrete is the cost of the product when compared to other options. Because concrete polishing can be applied directly to the slab or grade material of a building, the cost is significantly less than tile, hardwood, or carpet. All of these other flooring options require additional materials such as padding in order to be installed and used in a space. Polished concrete is able to avoid these costs as no additional materials are required.
In addition, more savings can be found in the area of flooring life-cycles. Many other flooring options will wear out and may need to be replaced after a short period of time. When it comes to polished concrete, as long as the maintenance is upheld, the lifespan is much longer than other flooring options. This is because polished concrete flooring is more durable, and less susceptible to various damages that can happen to floors such as carpets and hardwood. The length of its lifespan helps to reduce the cost of flooring over time.
Another benefit of polished concrete floors is that the maintenance is much less than other flooring products. While it is important to stay on top of the maintenance routine, it is simple and easy to complete. Because there are no sealers or wax used in the floor, the maintenance is far less than that of hardwood or tile. A simple dry mop and an occasional wet mop is generally all that is needed to keep the floor looking like new. Even with high traffic areas such as retail stores or commercial warehouses, polished concrete is made to withstand the foot and machine traffic and maintains it looks and durability over time.
[January 30, 2014]