Polished concrete is a very popular flooring material, and for good reason. A polished concrete floor can be beautiful, durable, and easy to clean compared to many other types of flooring. It’s also more hygienic than most other types of floors because it’s not porous like tile or wood floors are—it won’t hold on to dirt and germs like these surfaces do. But what makes polished concrete so great? Here are five reasons why you should consider this material for your next flooring project:
Polished concrete reduces dust in the air.
Polished concrete floors are less dusty than unpolished concrete floors.
Any time you’re working with materials like sand and water, dust is going to be a factor. Polishing the surface of your concrete floor eliminates the tiny pores from which dust can accumulate. This helps reduce the amount of dust in an area where people walk and prevents it from becoming visible on your floor’s surface. It also reduces health risks caused by inhaling this airborne particulate matter (the same kind of thing that causes smog). In addition, for builders who want their projects to look as professional as possible, having a dirt-free polished floor will help keep things neat and tidy throughout construction or renovation work on any given project site!
Polished concrete is more durable.
One of the most common misconceptions about polished concrete is that it’s easily scratched and stained. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While un-polished concrete may appear to be durable, it has very little resistance to scratching and staining. A quick look at any sidewalk will reveal how quickly un-polished concrete can wear down from foot traffic—and if you think of your home or business as a place where people walk frequently, you can see how quickly polished concrete will prove itself more resilient than an un-polished surface.
Polished concrete is also more resistant to acidic substances such as fruits and vegetables that find their way onto your floors by accident (or on purpose). The sealing process used during polishing causes the top layer of your floors to become slightly harder than it was before; this prevents acids and oils from seeping into your flooring over time without damaging its appearance too much.
Polished concrete is hygienic.
Polished concrete floors are anti-bacterial. Concrete floors in gyms, restaurants and other public spaces have a reputation for being sticky, dirty and unclean. But polished concrete floors are easy to clean and maintain, making them super hygienic.
In fact, polished concrete floors are considered the most hygienic surface in commercial building construction by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That’s because they can be cleaned easily with just plain water – no chemicals or solvents required.
Polished concrete is easier to clean and maintain.
Polished concrete is easier to clean and maintain. And this is a big deal, because you don’t want your floors to be more of a hassle than they need to be. Polished concrete is easier to clean with a mop or broom, because it can absorb more water and dry quicker than un-polished concrete. It’s also easier to vacuum, steam clean and pressure wash—all things that will help keep your floors looking great over time!
Polished concrete floors look great and require less cleaning!
Polished floors are easier to clean.
As the floor is polished, it has a higher gloss and reflection, so it is less likely to show dust and dirt. This makes it easier to keep clean than an un-polished floor. You can use a damp mop or just dust with a dry cloth without worrying about scratching the floor. Polishing also helps preserve the concrete as this process will fill in any cracks or chips that may appear over time due to wear and tear.
Polished floors are more hygienic than unpolished concrete
If you have allergies or asthma then we recommend that you opt for polished floors as they contain fewer allergens than unpolished concrete as they do not harbour dust mites or mould spores which can cause allergic reactions in some people. It also means there are no pockets of water where bacteria could grow because there are no cracks for them to hide in!
Polished concrete is a great option for anyone looking for a durable, hygienic and easy to clean floor that looks great. It is also very cost effective, since it requires less cleaning than other types of floors. If you need any more information about polished concrete floors or would like to have one installed in your home or office please give us a call!