Miami Polished & Stained Concrete Vs Tile, Wood and other Flooring Materials

Polished and Stained concrete due to its structure and hardness has many advantages over other alternatives like tile, wood, marble, natural stone and carpet. From significant price diferences, to the low maintenance required and decorative options, polished concrete offers you the wider range of decorative options and versatility. The following chart is a comparison of concrete floor costs and designs advantages over other flooring materials.

Carpet
Tile
Vinyl or linoleum
Wood or wood laminate
Marble & other Natural Stone
Polished & Stained Concrete
Fast Turnaround
Polished and stained concrete does not require the use of additional materials that need to be added to the floor like mortar, moisture barriers, etc, instead the already existing floor is gridded and polished to a mirror finish using machines that vacuum all dust while the polishing goes on, so it takes very little time to cover the same area and leaves no mess behind.
 Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Wide availability of colors
Any color desired (except white) can be blended to give your concrete floor the look and feel you like
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Unlimited
Low cost maintenance and durability
Few flooring materials have the longevity of concrete. Carpet, tile and even wood floors eventually need replacement, which uses up resources and creates disposal problems.
Poor
Good
Poor
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Ability to custom design
Concrete floor can be customized into anything you want. From the color of the concrete to reflection and added decor that can be added will make it unique. Concrete can be blended with pretty much anything like glow in the dark materials, mother pearl, shells, glass and other materials.
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Resistant to natural elements like water, moisture, dust and others
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Can harbor mold, mildew, dust mites and other allergens
Concrete is a great alternative to carpeting for people who are allergic to animal dander and dust mites. Concrete also is an inorganic material and won’t support the growth of toxic mold.
Yes
No
No
Yes
(if the flooring becomes wet)
No
No
Average cost per square foot installed
These prices are dependent on the job specification, materials needed, and complexity.Custom jobs that require the use of stencils for logos or designs and special materials that blend with the the concrete might increase the price.
$3.20 – 6.60
$11 – 22
$2.60 – 5.70
$8 – 10
$20 – 50+
$2 – 14
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