In today's more eco-conscious society, many homeowners and building owners are seeking ways to both improve the look of their buildings as well as be eco-friendly. One solution that many have found is to install polished concrete floors. Less expensive than many other flooring options, both green and non-green, and offering an array of other benefits to homeowners and building owners a polished concrete floor is quickly becoming the flooring option of choice all across the United States.
A partial reason for the increasing demand for polished concrete floors is how much the technology and equipment has advanced, making this type of flooring both economically and environmentally beneficial, as well as aesthetically pleasing. Another reason is that since most buildings already have concrete flooring in place, there is much less cost involved in transforming the cold, gray concrete floor into something beautiful, rather than purchasing and installing a whole new floor with more expensive materials.
There is less waste to be disposed of when choosing to polish concrete floors. Additionally, the floor can be designed to reflect natural light, which can help in reducing energy costs. This of course also saves money, something both homeowners and building owners can appreciate. Polished concrete floors also require little to no maintenance, meaning less chemicals and other harmful treatments are not required. There is also no need for chemical solvents during installation, as with many other flooring materials.
The High Quality, Luxurious Look of Polished Concrete Floors
You might not think of a polished concrete floor as a luxurious flooring option, but once you see it, you’ll be amazed and surprised. Polished concrete floors can appear more expensive and more beautiful than many other flooring options, but will cost significantly less.
Polished concrete floors are also stain resistant and highly durable, meaning your floors will retain their beauty for years and years. There are also many ways in which the polished concrete floor can be made to provide a certain appearance, enabling you to suitably choose a look that compliments the rest of the décor in the home or building. You can easily achieve anything from a standard, single color hue, to a terrazzo effect, to one of a kind, unique color gradations that make the floors truly eye-catching.
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[November 24, 2014]