Basic polished concrete is often less expensive the installation of other flooring options. In addition to being cheaper to install in the beginning, there is also a huge difference in long-term costs when it comes to maintenance and replacement.
polished concrete requires minimal maintenance (regular dust cleaning and occasional moisture cleaning) and can last a lifetime. Other surfaces, such as carpet, require more frequent and deeper cleaning and may need to be replaced in as little as 8-10 years.
Polished concrete against tiles
Ceramic tiles offer a wide variety of design options , have a good duration and a fairly simple maintenance, apart from cleaning the joints. The initial cost, however, can be 4 times (or more) higher than installing polished concrete.
Sanded concrete against hard wood
Generally, your color options are limited to shades of brown, with some newer wood flooring options available in white or gray tones. The service life is shorter than polished concrete, as the surface can be scratched or dented.
Wood and laminate floors can be damaged by water and mold or mildew. Basic polished concrete can cost half , or less, than installing hardwood floors.
Polished cement against epoxy resin
Epoxy coatings compare similarly to basic or mid-range polished finishes in terms of cost, durability, and ease of maintenance.