Frequently Asked Questions
Cost of Polished Concrete Floors?
A polished concrete floor can cost around $3 to $8 per square foot. There are important factors that could increase/decrease the price. Thats why its important for our sales team to see the floor to evaluate the following factors..
Prices depend on five main factors:
- Condition of the concrete: Extensive surface repair can add up to $3 per square foot.
- Level of concrete grinding: The level of grinding determines the sheen your finished concrete floor will have.
- Floor size: Floor size is also an important factor.
- Design: The more elaborate your design, the more it will cost.
- Floors on or above grade: Installing a overlayment can add $2 to $3 per square foot to the total cost.
Cost to Grind Concrete Floor?
Grinding a concrete floor averages between $1 to $4 per square foot. Highly polished floors cost more because they require more grinding and polish. A matte finish won’t need as much grinding and costs less.
DIY vs. Hiring a Concrete Company
Grinding concrete to the correct level is time-intensive and complex. It only becomes more complicated if you have issues with the grade of your floor or need to install concrete in the first place. Plus, a concrete professional knows how to implement designs and styles to enhance the overall look
Is a Polished Concrete Floor expensive?
With an average price of $3 to $8 per square foot, polished concrete is comparable or less expensive than other flooring materials. For reference, hardwood runs from $6 to $22 per square foot, natural stone flooring costs between $6 and $20 per square foot and the price to install tile floors is about the same.
What are the advantages of concrete floors?
There are very few disadvantages to concrete floors. You might face discoloration, stains, or imprints that happen in the pouring stage, but these disadvantages are rare when working with a professional concrete contractor.
On the other hand, the advantages of having a polished concrete floor are many:
-Ease of maintenance: Once your concrete floor is prepared and polished properly, maintenance is a breeze. Dust mopping regularly will keep your floor sparkling, but you should wet mop on occasion.
-Longevity and eco-friendliness: If properly maintained, polished concrete floor lasts a lifetime. With increasingly eco-friendly materials to color and treat polished concrete, it is also a good choice for environmentally-conscious homeowners.
-Economical: Depending on the intricacy of the colors and styles you choose, polished concrete flooring is also a highly economical choice. You’ll likely never have to replace it.
-Invulnerable to moisture damage and mold: Unlike flooring options like hardwood, linoleum and carpeting, polished concrete is not vulnerable to moisture damage or mold, making it a great choice for families with allergy-sufferers or asthmatics.
-Versatility: Polished concrete allows a homeowner a virtually unlimited set of options as to color and design. You can use it in indoor applications as well as outdoor applications, if desired.