Garages are more and more frequently being using for multiple functions, which in turn leads to the desire to improve upon all aspects of the garage. From fresh coats of paint on the walls to improved lighting, there are several ways to improve upon the use and appeal of your garage. One of the more neglected, yet equally important, components of your garage’s overall look is the flooring. It’s easy to try to work around this commonly dull concrete slab because it’s not an expense or time-consuming activity people want to take on.
For those of you looking to improve on your garage floor but aren’t sure of a great option to do so, we have good news. Have you ever considered polished concrete? Ever heard of it? Let’s learn some more about this increasingly popular floor option that is both classy and cost-effective.
Let’s Get Polished: Polished Concrete and the Benefits
Polished concrete is, in essence, its name exemplified: concrete that has been ground down to a high-gloss finish of varying degrees based on customer preference. Whether you prefer a satin or very high-gloss aesthetic based on functionality or need, you can enjoy having a beautiful floor without worrying about the regular maintenance of waxing, glossing or coating. You don’t even have to consider refinishing the floor for approximately a decade!
The benefits of a polished concrete floor go beyond the maintenance and design appeal. Thisflooring optioncontains no VOC’s or volatile organic chemicals. This means that this is an incredibly environmentally friendly floor option to choose. Do to the sheen of the gloss finish, ambient lighting in your garage is increased, giving you even more opportunity to brighten up your space without investing in a ton of new lighting fixtures.
In addition to low maintenance and the visual beauty of polished concrete, this expensive looking floor option is more affordable than one might think. Depending on the finish you want, and subsequently, how much grinding of the concrete floor needs to occur, you are looking at a range of $3-$8 per square foot. Factor this into reduced lifetime maintenance costs, and you’re looking at a great long-term floor investment for your garage.
Sounds Great! How Do I Get It?
Although technically possible to do this on your own, this is a project you should plan to hire a professional to accomplish. Not only is the equipment require very specific, the skill needed to grind the concrete to the smooth and consistent gloss level desired is high. Research vendors in your area that can provide this service to get an idea of costs. Remember that this is a floor that will stand the test of time without putting in much upkeep, so you want to make sure it is done properly the first time.
Polished concrete is definitely a beautiful and budget-friendly option to upgrade the look of your garage floor for years to come. Want to learn more exciting ways to take your garage aesthetic to the next level? Contact us today for a free design consultation and estimate and see how the experts and Garage Envy can help you!