There are plenty of flooring options for homes and businesses, no matter their style or locale. Tile has been a longtime staple, whether it’s stone, vinyl, ceramic, or something unique. Polished concrete, though, is a relatively newer solution.
Here is a close comparison of these 2 flooring options—an old-fashioned favorite or a newer and increasingly popular solution.
Both concrete and tile flooring can tolerate the indoors and outdoors. In fact, few other types of flooring accomplish this.
Appearance is another major factor to consider. Tile can rarely replicate something else successfully, as you know if you’ve seen plastic-based faux-marble. Polished concrete, meanwhile, can resemble slate, marble, terra cotta, stone, or even metal. There are many ways to score, stamp, and stain concrete nowadays, making it increasingly versatile for home and business owners on a budget.
Speaking of costs, tile covers a wide price range. Vinyl tile can be very inexpensive, but it unfortunately looks as inexpensive as it is. Stone flooring, as beautiful as it can be, is incredibly pricey. Polished concrete, meanwhile, is very inexpensive because the material is already there: concrete flooring exists in almost every structure nowadays; it is simply covered up with something else most of the time.
Durability is key to a good investment. Tile can tear, chip, crack, fade, or even rot along the edges and within the grout. High traffic can destroy a tile floor over time. Polished concrete, though, can last a long time because it is impact-resistant, not likely to crack easily, and simply requires mild cleaning from time to time. Regular polishing can prevent fading due to traffic or sunlight exposure.
While your ultimate choice comes down to your preferences and budget, we at Concrete Polishing Houston feel strongly in the durable beauty of polished concrete. We have a variety of seals and polishing methods so that you get the effect you want out of your floor, from contemporary and cool to old-fashioned and comforting.
Concrete Polishing Houston was founded more than 10 years ago by Steve Williamson and began doing small contracting jobs for homes. While we continue to serve residential properties, we have grown to serve Fortune 500 companies and even celebrities! We serve the greater Houston area, a diverse region with diverse tastes, and we have the skills to match whatever you want out of your floor, thanks to our diamond-infused polishing technique that creates fast, affordable, and impressive flooring.
We only staff trained and experienced professional contractors and installers to work on your property. We work on flooring with the care and dignity we would give our own homes, and you will love your results. If you have questions about our products and services, pricing, or the benefits of polished concrete, contact us as we can answer all of your questions and address your concerns.