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What is polished concrete

Cost of polished concrete

If you are thinking of a good flooring, you might want to consider polished concrete. If you are not familiar with polished concrete, here are the advantages of polished concrete. First, what is polished concrete? The traditional poured concrete is porous. A polished concrete however has undergone a process that makes the surface denser. This inhibits oil, water and other contaminants into the concrete. Now, if you want a different effect, it is possible to put in small items to the top layer mix. These can be pieces of glass, nails and other small items.

As such, one of the advantages of commercial polished concrete is that it is as durable as the poured concrete. Thus, it is best for commercial establishments and areas, such as office building, retail stores, warehouse and sports venue. It can also be used for homes. This is because they beautiful and durable. Second, it is easier and cheaper to maintain. Compared with the vinyl composition tile, the cost for maintaining polished concrete is 60 percent cheaper. This is because in polished concrete, polishing concrete does not create concrete dusting. The concrete dustings are tiny dust particles that are pushed to the surface of the concrete and epoxies off the surface. This then results in costly maintenance that is not needed in concrete polishing. Third, it is cheaper than other types of flooring. You can find commercial concrete polishing companies that offer really beautiful and quality concrete for your home that are quite affordable. You therefore do not need to spend as much in your floor and yet have one that is as beautiful and more durable than other first class floors.

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