There seems to be a misconception about the price of polished concrete and coated concrete floors in comparison to more traditional flooring options. Many people overlook polished/coated concrete floors for residential purposes, because they simply assume the price of these durable, low-maintenance floors will be too high.
However, this is absolutely not the case. Polished concrete and concrete coatings are actually affordable flooring solutions that should be considered instead of carpet, hardwood or tile. While each situation is different, concrete flooring options are generally comparable or even cheaper than other floor coverings. This price disparity becomes even more pronounced when you factor in the longevity, durability and little-to-no maintenance required to keep them looking as good as new.
Let’s break it down for the average 700-square-foot basement in Des Moines.
Concrete Flooring Options Vs. Other Flooring Materials
|Polished Concrete||Coated Concrete||Carpet + Pad||Ceramic Tile||Wood / Laminate|
|Cost per SF||$4.50||$6.75||$6+||$12+||$8+|
|Total Cost (700SF)||$3,150||$4,725||$4,200+||$8,400+||$5,600+|
|Longevity + Durability||Great||Great||Poor||Good||Good|
|Vulnerable to Moisture?||No||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Lifecycle Cost||Extremely Low||Low||Extremely High||Medium||Medium|
For a free consultation and estimate for your specific project, reach out to Performance Concrete Polishing today! These are just estimates, and the price is dependent on multiple factors, including where you live, the condition of the underlying concrete, the concrete coating used and the price of the carpet/tile/wood. These prices also include rough estimates for installation and labor.
For a free consultation and estimate for your specific project, reach out to Performance Concrete Polishing today!