The advantages of concrete polishing for floors are significant, especially considering that a properly polished concrete floor will last more than 40 years.

According to industry averages, that means that a similarly carpeted floor will be replaced at least 4 times and that a similar hardwood floor will be replaced once and completely sanded and refinished two more times.

The landfill impact; the embodied energy involved in manufacturing, transporting and installing the carpeting or wood; the higher maintenance costs; and the impact of refinishing the wood are significantly more impactful than dealing with the one-time slurry/dust issue of the polishing process. And by utilizing wet/dry method, the dust issue itself becomes minimal and there are even reuse options for the slurry within the concrete industry such as cleaning product for concrete pumps and filler.

6 years
of Carpet Use
10 years
of Vinyl Tile Use
40 years
of Polished Concrete Floor Use!
$.84 cost/year
of Carpet Ownership
$2+ cost/year
of Vinyl Tile Ownership
$.63 cost/year
of Polished Concrete Floor Ownership!
Floor FinishInstalledMaintenanceExpected40 YearCost
 CostCost/YearLife (Yrs)ComparisonPer Year
Polished Concrete$5.00$0.5040$25.00$0.63
Poured Epoxy$8.18$0.5910$33.73$0.84
Man-Made Hardwood$9.58$0.6025$34.30$0.86
Stained Concrete$12.40$0.6040$36.40$0.91
Portland Cement Terrazzo$32.00$0.5740$54.80$1.37
Sheet Vinyl$6.90$1.7510$82.68$2.07
Quarry Tile$6.83$1.9040$82.83$2.07
Glazed Ceramic Floor Tile$7.00$1.9040$83.00$2.08
Glazed Porcelain$8.34$1.9040$84.34$2.11
Vinyl Tile Flooring$4.50$2.0010$91.10$2.28
Natural Hardwood$9.31$2.2340$98.51$2.46

Source: Flooring Comparison Report 2017 (get your free copy here!)


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