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Four Reasons You Should Install Polished Concrete Floors in Your Home

You have several finishes to choose from when it comes to concrete flooring installation in your home. Each finish type has unique properties that may make it suitable or unsuitable for your flooring application. 

Polished concrete is one of the most popular finishes available for concrete floors. It's achieved by employing a chemical penetrant called a concrete densifier to harden the surface of concrete and make it less porous. Without the densifier, the concrete will remain porous and may become dusty when it's being ground. 

Check out some of the top advantages of polished concrete floors. 

1. Polished Concrete Looks Beautiful

Like it or not, the type of finish you choose for your concrete floors is going to impact the appearance of your home interior environment. Beautiful floors appeal to everyone while unattractive floors only detract from your interior design vision.

With its smooth and reflective surface, polished concrete creates a dazzling floor display that can complement virtually any home's interior décor. 

2. Polished Concrete Resists Water Damage

Polished concrete floors are an excellent choice for people who are concerned about water damage to their floors. The application of concrete densifier helps make concrete surfaces water-repellent, thus minimising cracking and other forms of damage caused by water penetration.  

3. Polished Concrete Is Safe to Walk on

At first blush, it's easy to perceive polished concrete as an unsafe finish for floors. While its smooth surface may seem like a trip or fall hazard, it's completely safe to walk on as long as the floors are kept clean and dry all the time.

4. Polished Concrete Is Easy to Keep Clean

Because they don't absorb spills that could result in staining of the floors and they don't have crevices that could trap dirt and grime, polished concrete floors are incredibly easy to keep clean.

All you have to do to keep your floors looking pristine is to vacuum and damp mop them regularly. Because polished concrete floors are a cinch to keep clean, they can be beneficial to family members who suffer from allergies, and therefore, need to live in a clean, allergen-free environment.

Polished concrete floors are a great choice for anyone looking to enjoy the best of what concrete floors have to offer. However, they require professional installation to deliver the expected benefits. Feel free to contact a concrete contractor if you need help with your polished concrete flooring installation project.