Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 · Written by Rob Schneider
Polished concrete floors have been available for years, but they are being installed in more homes than ever before. Why are they becoming so popular. These seven benefits of concrete floors in homes will convince you to get quotes from concrete polishing experts for your building or renovation project.
Polished concrete floors can have aggregates mixed into the concrete and a variety of methods are used to colour the concrete. The result is a beautiful, unique and sophisticated looking floor.
Polished concrete floors are used in commercial developments not only because they are beautiful, but because a concrete floor lasts longer than other flooring materials. You may not have to repair your floor for up to ten years and you will never have to replace it. If it needs re-polishing, a concrete polishing service can quickly make an old concrete floor look like new again.
If you have an existing concrete slab, concrete polishing costs from $50 to $75 per square metre for a "grind and seal" treatment. If you're building and are having a concrete slab laid, having your concrete polished is less expensive than having tiles or other materials laid on top of your slab. Because polished concrete is so durable, you won't be replacing your flooring material, so in the long run, it is arguably the most cost-effective flooring material you can buy.
Polished concrete is the perfect material for the indoor/outdoor lifestyle because you can use it inside your house and in your patio, giving your indoor and outdoor living areas a seamless appearance.
Highly polished concrete floors reflect natural light. A room with polished concrete floors can be 30 percent brighter than the same room with another flooring material.
If you have carpets, you have to vacuum them regularly. Other types of flooring materials need to be washed and waxed regularly to look their best. Polished concrete is easy to clean and doesn't require waxing. All you have to do is sweep the floor and occasionally damp mop it and it will look as good as new. Polished concrete is more resistant to staining than other flooring materials, too, making it a perfect choice for kitchens.
Hazardous chemicals are not used in the installation or maintenance of concrete floors. Your concrete floor will not attract mould, mildew or allergens, so your home interior will also be more eco-friendly to you and your family. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, polished concrete can be the safest flooring material you can use.