Polished Concrete Flooring
Polished flooring tends to be more for the budget-conscious but it can still look great!.
Benefits of Polished Concrete Floors
Perhaps you’ve heard about businesses and homeowners choosing polished concrete floors over conventional flooring options. There’s a reason this trend is really taking off – it comes with loads of benefits other flooring methods don’t have. Let’s take a look at some of the positive effects of choosing polished concrete flooring.
Polished concrete is one of the most economical ways to get your floors looking fantastic. The process takes drab, gray concrete that is already present and turns it into something truly remarkable and classy. It doesn’t take other materials or replace the existing flooring. Your concrete floor is simply ground to a fine grit level with a machine until it is smooth and shiny. This kind of reusing of resources is great for the environment.
And because no new resources are being used, it is a relatively cheap way to get a great-looking floor. If you’re interested in a polished concrete floor, odds are you already have a concrete floor and want to do something to make it more attractive. Going with polished concrete is a much cheaper option than marble or wood flooring.
Variety in Design
If you don’t have a concrete floor yet, but you want a new one cast in your building, you have a lot of design options to choose from. You could have colors or materials mixed into or inserted into the concrete mix. This can bring out some stunning textures and designs to really give your floor a unique look. Some people prefer spiral designs, while others like grid work or etching done on their floors.
If you already have a concrete floor and you just want it polished, but you’d like a decorative design as well, then there are some choices available to you as well. You could have a surface stain or wax coat applied to the floor to give it the color or design you like. If you do this, however the coating could wear off over time.
And that brings us to another great benefit of polished concrete flooring- its durability. If you put a wax coating on the top of the concrete, it may not hold up after a few years, but you can bet your concrete will look great and suffer very little wear for many years. You may just need to have it re-polished every few years or so to keep it looking shiny. But overall, maintenance for polished concrete is much less expensive and demanding than for other polished floors.