When people think about flooring choices, they generally think of carpets, tiles and hardwood floors as their options. However, polished concrete floors are stylish and versatile flooring alternative that you might not have considered. It’s suitable for both residential and commercial properties and offers a wealth of positive benefits, so if you’re building or renovating your home, there are a few reasons to consider choosing it.
Polished concrete floors are durable and hardwearing. They’re not easily damaged and can withstand high foot traffic. They have an impressively long lifespan and are virtually impossible to wear down by use – so they last a lifetime.
Polished concrete floors have great reflective qualities, especially when polished. It can make your space look larger than it is. By reflecting both artificial and natural light, polished concrete helps brighten up areas, and can even help save on lighting costs over time. The illumination offered by polish concrete flooring also creates a warm ambience.
It’s Cost Effective
Basic concrete floors can be quite cost-effective. This is especially true when compared to other flooring options for large spaces. Of course, if you want a custom design or high-end finish, it will cost you more, but the bottom line is that you can control the cost, keeping it relatively low if you have a limited budget. It can also be maintained at a low cost as it doesn’t require waxing.
Polished concrete floors are incredibly customizable, from colour to texture to finish. They offer looks that range from a rugged appeal to a highly sophisticated appearance, which means that no matter the style of your home or décor; you can create the perfect polished concrete flooring to complement it. You can keep it bare in summer and throw on some rugs in winter to warm up your space.
It’s Good For The Environment
Polished concrete floors are an excellent option for those with allergies such as sinus and hay-fever. Their finish means it’s difficult for allergens such as dust, pollen and mites to adhere to it. It’s also a more hygienic option as it has a smooth finish with no grooves or crevices for dirt to accumulate. Polished concrete floors are environmentally-friendly by nature as they’re made from a natural and sustainable material and contain no hazardous chemicals. They can even be recycled if removed later on.
Auckland’s Concrete Grind & Polish offers a range of services involving polished concrete floors. If you’re looking for concrete polishing, concrete grinding or concrete floor installation, contact our experienced team now to find out more or request a quote.
Dear John, it is with pleasure that I write to thank Concrete Grind and Polish Ltd for the fantastic work undertaken at the NZ National Maritime Museum. From the initial meeting to discuss the process to the user friendly manner in which all steps were explained to the completed finish of the floor was always dealt with in a professional and attentive manner. As you can imagine the Museum needs to have a professional finish to all their works undertaken within the Maritime Museum space as we are the NZ National Maritime Museum and the only attraction on the waterfront in the Auckland CBD. I would have no hesitation in undertaking the services of your company should we have further work of a similar nature in the future development of the Maritime Museum.
Murray Dick, Operations Manager NZ National Maritime Museum