Advantages and Disadvantages of Polished Concrete Floors
Generally speaking, the disadvantages of polished concrete floors are very few. They involve things like discoloration, stains that are deeply embedded in the concrete, or imprints made when the concrete slab was initially poured. These disadvantages do not occur after a concrete floor has been polished and sealed, though. They are all pre-existing conditions from having a concrete slab that has not been sealed or maintained properly throughout the years.
All of these sorts of blemishes should be identified by your contractor prior to the start of your project. A flooring contractor with a keen eye and experience in the trade will be able to adequately manage his customers’ expectations prior to commencing a project, and let you know exactly what to expect from your floor.
Polished concrete has, over the last decade or so, become one of the most popular flooring solutions available in today’s marketplace due to its affordability, ease of maintenance, efficiency, cleanliness, and ability to aesthetically fit into both industrial and posh environments.
As opposed to most other flooring options available, polished concrete floors come with a myriad of benefits that are unique to its own installation. Here is our list of advantages polished concrete flooring solutions provide to our customers:
Polished Concrete floors are more economical than their hardwood, tile, marble or stone alternatives. Typically, the cost of polishing a concrete floor will match up to or be less than the cost of purchasing the materials for a tile or hardwood flooring installation.
Polished Concrete floors save facilities a ton of money in maintenance costs. While other flooring solutions require stripping, waxing and refinishing, a polished concrete floor requires no maintenance after it has been installed and remains intact permanently.
As long as your concrete slab remains in place, so will your polished concrete floor. There is no potential for flooring failure, delimitation or lifting or breaking. Other sorts of flooring systems, for example, suffer by comparison. There will be no need for touch-up work or repair, no matter how long you keep your polished concrete floor.
Invulnerable to Moisture Damage and Mold
Unlike other flooring options, polished concrete is immune to moisture damage and mold, making it a great choice for families with allergy vulnerability or asthmatics.
Polished concrete allows business owners and homeowners an unlimited set of options as to color and design. Polished concrete floors can be used in indoor applications as well as outdoor applications and can be stained and dyed with an unlimited variety of colors and designs.
The only care and maintenance that is required for a polished concrete floor is to swab it once a week with a neutral-based cleaner and water. That’s it.
There are no dangerous or harmful chemicals involved in the installation of polished concrete flooring systems. They are totally safe for you, your employees, customers and children. These flooring systems resist against mustiness, allergens and fungus.
The stains and dyes available for polished concrete floors are limitless. You can choose different colors and different aggregates to incorporate into your concrete flooring system to achieve whatever aesthetic you want. Additionally, there are no grout-lines since these floors are completely seamless. The seamless attributes of these flooring systems open up and free any space of clutter and offer your clients and guest a more welcoming environment.
At Blackrock Industrial, we specialize in the installation of Polished Concrete floors and Decorative Concrete Overlayments and are known as one of the most reputable concrete flooring contractors in Florida. We take pride in our work and also in our ability to offer the most competitive pricing in this arena due to the fact we do not subcontract any of our work and own all of our machines and tooling.
Give us a call or Submit an Inquiry on our website to schedule a site visit with one of our installation specialists in order to receive an exact quotation for your concrete flooring project.