Are Polished Concrete Floors Slippery?
At first glance, you may think that a polished concrete floors appear to be wet because of their high-gloss finish, but this is usually not the case. Other hard floor surfaces, on the other hand, options such as vinyl, linoleum, marble, or ceramic floors can all become slippery when wet. Applying a high-gloss sealer to your concrete can actually protect and enhance the surface of your floors as well as reduce slips on the floor. Adding a non-slip additive into the stain or sealer before applying it will help immensely with traction. Polished concrete is no more slippery than regular concrete when kept clean and dry.
Are Polished Concrete Floors Prone To Cracking?
The possibility of cracking is a frequent concern that comes from potential concrete customers. Some people, on one hand, appreciate the rustic look of concrete floors that leave minor cracks exposed throughout the room. However, if cracks are not something that you want for your floor, microtoppings and overlays are options that allow you to hide minor cracks beneath a smooth new surface. These also offer a number of different decorative style options available for almost any look imaginable.
Are Polished Concrete Floors More Expensive Than Alternatives?
Polished concrete is an economical alternative when comparing concrete floors to other high-end options such as ceramic tile, marble, or slate. Professional concrete workers also have the option of duplicating the look of other flooring options such as woodcrete and granite as well. Concrete floors will last far longer than low to mid-priced flooring options such as carpet, tile, and laminate. This will save you money over time, because you won’t have to replace concrete floors for decades. Alternative options, on the other hand, typically need to be refurbished on a regular basis. Concrete does not wear out, tear, or become damaged over time as other options would.
What Is Maintenance Like For Polished Concrete?
One of the easiest flooring materials to maintain is polished concrete, because it does not require you to use aggressive cleaners or brushes. There is no stripping or waxing necessary in the cleaning process either, so everyday messes are easily removable. The best way to clean a polished concrete floor is to use a dust mop to sweep and remove dirt. If you are in a public building, a gentle cleaner designed for polished concrete to remove dirt off the floor is another option.
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