The flooring in a home or business can represent a big investment. Whether a person chooses hardwood flooring, laminate flooring or tile flooring, they can expect to pay a fair amount of money for it. On top of the cost of material and installation, it is important to realize that these types of flooring may not last as long as expected. One way to avoid the cost and the life expectancy of these floors is to turn to a product that is cheaper and that has been proven to last for a long time.
Concrete may be the flooring solution that a person is looking for. The cost of a concrete floor is significantly less than materials such as hardwood or marble tiles. The look of a concrete floor will also shock many people. With the help of concrete floor polishing equipment, the floor will have a shiny and smooth texture that can come in many colors and can resemble many other types of flooring. There are many benefits to using concrete flooring.
- It is easy to do – many homes and buildings already have a concrete floor underneath their other flooring. If the concrete is exposed, all that is needed is some equipment that will grind, densify and polish the concrete. There are also ways to create patterns in the concrete and stain the concrete the desired color. This is a project that the do it yourselfer can take on or they can turn to professionals that have the experience and the equipment to do the job right.
- It is low maintenance – Once the concrete is polished, it is easy to take care of. Concrete can be cleaned and dusted with a mop or towel.
- It is allergy and mold free – People with allergies will benefit greatly from concrete flooring. It is also good for homes that live in areas where mold is an issue. Both of these problems will disappear when concrete flooring is used.
- It is cheaper – The cost of concrete flooring will run between $3 and $8 a square foot. This compares to hardwood floors that can cost between $8 -$12 a square foot. Concrete flooring saves money right from the start. Combined with the low maintenance cost, polished concrete flooring is a bargain.
The benefits of concrete flooring are one of the reasons that it is becoming more popular. Concrete flooring that has been polished can be found in homes at every price level because of its look and its cost.
[July 28, 2014]