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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about Polished Concrete

Are polished concrete floors expensive?

When compared with high-end floor coverings, such as ceramic tile, slate and marble, polished concrete floors are often an economic alternative. Prices will vary according to factors such as floor size, level of exposure and current condition of the concrete.

Are concrete floors cold?

We hear this FAQ often since concrete flooring can be cold, but no more so than ceramic tile or natural stone flooring.

If used with direct sunlight, the floor can absorb heat that slowly releases throughout the rest of the day which other floor surfaces can’t.

Concrete has the reputation of looking cold, but by pairing your floors with warm colours and materials your home doesn’t have to look cold.

Are concrete floors slippery?

Depending on your need, there are a variety of non slip options for your concrete floors. Non slip protectants are available for most of our polished concrete services for all areas including indoors and around wet areas.

As with other hard flooring surfaces such as vinyl, linoleum, marble or ceramic tile floors, polished concrete floors can become slippery when wet. But typically when clean and dry, polished concrete floors are safe to walk on.

Are polished concrete floors pet friendly?

Yes! Polished concrete floor are extremely pet friendly for many reasons, including

  • they are non toxic
  • they resist pet odours and stains
  • they are easy to clean
  • they are scratch resistant
  • they don’t trap fleas or mites
How long does concrete flooring last for?
A properly maintained concrete floor can last in excess of 10 years. Concrete flooring is known for it durability and sturdiness compared to other flooring solutions.
Are concrete floors suitable for people who suffer from asthma and allergies?
Concrete floors are a great flooring choice for sufferers of asthma and allergies. Concrete floors don’t support mould growth, dirt and pollen plus won’t trap the dust and dust mites that other floor coverings do. This is a suitable floor solution to those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Check out the FAQ re maintenance below for more info.
Can I polish an existing concrete floor?
Almost any existing concrete floor can be polished and brought back to life. Existing floors may need some surface preparation before the polishing process to remove dirt and any blemishes and imperfections.
Are polished concrete floors easy to maintain?
Yes! They are super easy to maintain and take care of, with only a few cleaning tools. A sweep and light mop with a neutral floor cleaner.
We recommend you wash any stains and spills as soon as you notice them so they can’t be absorbed in the concrete.

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