Epoxy Floor Coating or Polished Concrete Floors on the Sunshine Coast
What’s the best flooring option for a home or business? Is it tile? Hardwood? Carpeting? Or is it polished concrete, something that more and more homeowners, retailers and commercial enterprises are using? At Signature Substrates, we bring polished concrete to the Sunshine Coast, and our clients are already raving about the benefits.
Understanding the Perks of Polished Concrete
We help clients realise their dreams of having polished concrete floors on the Sunshine Coast. These floors are lovely and unique, featuring concrete that has been mechanically polished to the point that it shines. If you are thinking about polished concrete flooring for your home or business, you might be wondering what kind of benefits it can bring to the table—beyond aesthetics, of course.
Perhaps the most significant benefit of having a mechanically polished concrete floor is longevity. It’s true that a polished concrete floor is a substantial upfront investment compared to other types of flooring. Over time, though, polished concrete becomes arguably the most cost-effective flooring option on the market.
That’s because maintenance for polished concrete floors is virtually non-existent. These floors don’t stain, chip, scratch or lose their lustre. You won’t have to deal with worn out carpet, loose floorboards, mouldy tile grout lines or scratched hardwood. When you invest in polished concrete floors in the Sunshine Coast, you get floors that are easy to manage and that require little more than a light mopping to remain clean.
Mechanically polished concrete is also worth the money if you are trying to improve air quality in your home or business. Carpets are infamous for how they trap dust, dirt, mould, mites, and other allergens. Over time, these impurities can drastically impact the air quality of an indoor space. With polished concrete, there is no need for carpeting, which means there is also nothing to trap allergens. If someone in your home has asthma, or if some of your employees have allergies, switching to polished concrete floors can be a terrific way to make them feel happier and healthier.
The Difference Between Polished Concrete and Epoxy Floor Coatings
Polished concrete is not all we offer at Signature Substrates. On the contrary, we also do epoxy flooring on the Sunshine Coast. These types of flooring are sometimes confused because both use concrete as a base and result in shimmering, beautiful floors. However, they are distinctly different types of flooring.
Polished concrete has no coatings. It is just a buffed slab of concrete, polished and perfected into something shiny and beautiful. Epoxy flooring overlays a concrete slab with a protective, glossy finish. The epoxy finish protects the concrete—and not just from stains, either. On the contrary, installing an epoxy floor coating in Sunshine Coast can lend a floor abrasion resistance, impact resistance, chemical and oil spill resistance and more.
These protections aren’t always necessary. Epoxy floors are most popular in garages, manufacturing plants and other heavy commercial or industrial settings. In most cases, you don’t need the same kind of chemical or abrasion resistance in a home or retail store—hence the popularity of polished concrete flooring in those settings.
At Signature Substrates, we are proud to offer both mechanically polished concrete and epoxy flooring on the Sunshine Coast. To learn more about which option is right for you, get in touch with us at your earliest convenience.