Choosing polished concretePosted by Steven Thompson on Nov 21, 2015 in Polished Concrete | Comments Off on Choosing polished concrete
Whether you have a business or a house, you always think of what is best so that it will look presentable to the eyes of the people who stay there or even to the people who only come to pay a visit. One of the most important parts of a building is the floor. Most probably it is considered to be the most abused part since it has to be stepped on and there may be a lot things wheeled on it and that is the reason why building owners should choose their floors wisely.
Even before, a lot of building owners choose to have concrete floors and in fact these days, these floors look even better since they have been polished already. Generally, a lot of building owners choose to have concrete floors because they are durable. As mentioned these floors have to undergo a lot of pressure everyday but concrete floors are very tough and can withstand any pressure. This also means that this type of flooring does not get damaged easily. If ever it gets chipped you can easily put some concrete again. Another good feature about having concrete floors is the fact that it can be maintained easily. You may sweep it regularly and have it waxed which may last for several months. Moreover, because of its durable feature it is believed that it can last for a long time. Since this type of flooring does not get damaged very easily, you can surely save a lot of money. What’s best with polished floors is that they can come in various colors so you do not need to always go for the traditional one. All you have to do is to choose the one that matches to the interior and exterior part of your building.
However, even if there are so many benefits to using polished concrete floors, they could have drawbacks as well. The main disadvantage of having concrete floor is the hardness. It may be durable and could last for a long time, but if people are not very careful and they slip, the hardness of the concrete can actually cause injuries. So, this type of flooring is not suggested when there are children or even the very old. If it cannot be avoided, make sure that there are enough warnings around the area. Moreover, the hardness of the material can also cause discomfort especially when the person has to stand for a long time. It is better if you choose a good footwear if you work in a building that has concrete flooring. In addition to this, concrete does not easily insulate heat that’s why it is very cold when touched to the skin.
To sum everything, concrete floors can still be a good choice for flooring because the advantages have outweighed the disadvantages. If you choose to have polished concrete floors, it is very important that you know how to maintain it. Always remember that choosing a type of flooring could be vital too.