Polished Concrete is the Ultimate Choice When Compared

Different types Carpet Ceramic tile Vinyl or linoleum Wood or wood laminate Polished concrete
Available in many aesthetic options Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited
Durability, longevity and performance Poor Good Good Good Excellent
Ease of maintenance
Poor (needs frequent vacuuming; stains easily) Good Good (linoleum may need occasional waxing) Good Excellent
Can radiate heat and store solar energy No No No No Yes
Vulnerable to humidity and moisture damage Yes No Yes Yes No
Can harbor mold, mildew, dust mites and other allergens Yes No No Yes(mold and mildew, if the flooring becomes wet) No
Is a sustainable flooring alternative No Yes Maybe(if using linoleum made from all natural materials) Maybe(if using linoleum made from all natural materials) Yes
Average cost per square foot installed $3.38 – 6.61 $11 – 22 $2.64 – 5.64 $8 – 10 $3 – 7(for a 3,000-grit finish and the use of an impregnating sealer)
Average lifecycle cost High Low Intermediate Intermediate Extremely Low

 

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