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Cost Analysis of Flooring Options


There are a wide variety of flooring options for your business. There are many important things to consider when you're trying to choose the perfect type of flooring. In this article we will be focusing on the costs involved in this decision. Read on to find out more!





The following information is based on a suvery conducted by the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. It covers costs over a 20 year span to help illustrate some of the hidden costs involved in the purchase and installation of different flooring materials. The numbers are comparative costs based on 10,000 square feet. The cost of your flooring may vary based on square footage, perparation needs, decorative stains, etc.


Costs per Square Foot Installed Cost Annual Maintenance Average Life (Years) Replacement Costs Total Expense (20 Years) Cost per Square Ft per Year
Vinyl Sheet Flooring $2.72 $1.39 9 $3.43 $38.14 $1.91
Vinyl Tile Flooring $1.23 $1.47 15 $1.60 $32.76 $1.64
Ceramic Mosaic Tile $6.48 $1.22 20 N/A $30.88 $1.54
Quarry Tile $5.78 $0.58 20 N/A $30.18 $1.51
Cement Terrazzo $8.50 $0.46 20 N/A $20.10 $1.01
Granite-Glaze $6.50 $0.46 20 N/A $20.10 $1.01
Polished Concrete $2.50 $0.17 Indefinite N/A $5.90 $0.30



Clearly there is a dramatic difference in the cost between other tpyes of flooring and polished concrete. There are several reasons that account for this. Polished concrete:

  • does not trap dusts, making it extremely easy to maintain and clean
  • is very hard and durable
    • able to resists all kinds of spills, scratches, and abrasions, extending it's lifespan
  • only needs to be refinished every 5-10 years
    • refinishing is extremely cost effective, either rent a diamond grinder or hire someone to do it for you
    • takes very little time and money and makes your floor look brand new

One of the main issues with the other types of flooring is that there are hidden costs when it comes to replacing them and maintaining them. In summation, polished concrete is a must more cost effective flooring for a business, and you don't have to give up anything when it comes to cosmetic appearance.


Cosmetic Appearance


The process of creating polished concrete results in a design that has a very natural stone finish and appears expensive and elegant.


Polished and stained concrete lunch room


Polished concrete also has the option of having decorative finishings that will enhance any showroom or office space. It comes in a wide variety of colours and designs, which makes it ideal for people who value a natural, appealing, and functional look.


If you're convinced that this kind of flooring is right for you, fill out our free estimate form and we will be in touch with you in no time!











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