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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Zamora

Polished Concrete is Cheaper than other flooring overall!

Updated: Feb 20

Polished Concrete Flooring, Bay Area, CA
Concrete Polishing Comparisons

Here at C*Rock Finishing we're biased towards choosing polished concrete for sure, but when it comes to flooring options, it's the most economical overall when you compare it to any other flooring. We know that choosing flooring for some spaces can be a process, and cost is a big part of that to consider, and in this regard, polished concrete can be the best economical choice we think for a lot of spaces or projects.

The whole thing that influences cost of doing concrete polishing for a space is usually the space and project itself, and remembering economies of scale. Projects with a lot of logistics, lots of rooms, lots of detail work, ect.. will usually require more time on site which drive the cost up of labor and tooling, thus, more expensive, which in some cases makes it much more expensive than other types of flooring. However in the lifetime of the floor polished concrete will usually win out in terms of cost. Economies of scale has to do with the bigger the space the lower the price per square foot, and vice versa, small square feet spaces drive the price per square foot up, but when you get to about 1200sqft and up there is really nothing more economical usually that polished concrete. We know this at C*Rock Finishing because we work with it every day, and of course refer back to the top about our bias, but it's true! 😀

Some of the reasons why we know polished concrete is more cost effective is this...

When it comes to polished concrete vs wood or carpet flooring.

Polished concrete is usually be a more cost-effective option compared to carpet and wood. Polished concrete may have a greater initial cost than options like these, but since it is so long-lasting and requires so little upkeep, it frequently ends up being the most cost-effective choice in the long run. Carpet and wood, for example, both need to be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, and because of wear and tear, they may need to be replaced every few years, but definitely need more extensive cleaning and refinishing interventions. In contrast, polished concrete is exceptionally long-lasting and requires very little upkeep, which, over time, saves money that would have otherwise been spent on repairs and replacement! C*Rock Finishing is here to help with the maintenance as well though once that's needed.

When it comes to polished concrete vs stone or tile flooring.

Polished concrete can be a more cost-effective option than other forms of hard flooring, such as tile and stone, especially when compared to the price of installing these other materials. Tile and stone flooring may be installed at a lower initial cost; but, they typically require more upkeep than other flooring options, such as routine sealing and grout cleaning, which can add up over time. In addition, stone and tile are both susceptible to chipping and cracking, both of which can result in expensive repairs depending on the type of stone. Polished concrete, on the other hand, is more readily able to handle cracks and chips by simply addressing the issues where they happen with fillers most of the time and requires very little care; as a result, it is a more cost-effective option over the long term again!

In general, the cost of polished concrete can change depending on a number of different aspects, such as the size of the area that has to be covered, the quality of the concrete that is already there, and the desired finish. Polished concrete, on the other hand, is an option that can compete favorably with others in terms of flooring due to its longevity, low maintenance requirements, and cost-effectiveness over the long run. C*Rock Finishing is here to help with all your pricing and polishing concrete needs, please contact us today if you'd like to discuss your project!



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