Concrete Art-FX Inc

Quality Lifetime Flooring For Less

Polished Concrete Versus Other Floor Types

Description
Wall-to-wall carpetCeramic tileVinyl or linoleumWood or wood laminateNatural stone (such as slate or marble)Polished concrete
Available in a wide spectrum of design options
See Options with Polishing Concrete Floors

YesYesYesYesNoUnlimited
Longevity and performance
Durability and Resource Conservation

PoorGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellent
Ease of maintenance


Poor
(needs frequent vacuuming; stains easily)
GoodGood
(linoleum may need occasional waxing)
GoodGood
(linoleum may need occasional waxing)
Excellent
Can radiate heat and store solar energy
Radiant Floor Heating Systems

NoNoNoNoYes,
depending on the material
Yes
Vulnerable to humidity and moisture damageYesNoYesYesNoNo
Can harbor mold, mildew, dust mites and other allergens

YesNoNoYes
(mold and mildew, if the flooring becomes wet)
NoNo
Is a sustainable flooring alternative
Project Profile: School Goes Green with Polished Concrete

NoYesMaybe
(if using linoleum made from all natural materials)
Maybe
(if made from reclaimed or FSC-certified wood)
YesYes
Average cost per square foot installed
Polished concrete cost

$3.38 - 6.61*$11 - 22*$2.64 - 5.64*$8 - 10$20 - 50+$3 - 7
(for a 3,000-grit finish and the use of an impregnating sealer)
Average life cycle cost

HighLowIntermediateIntermediateLowExtremely Low