Polished Concrete, A Better Choice For Nashville Homeowners?

Why should you consider Mechanically Polished Concrete over other flooring options?
Right now you are browsing the internet looking for different ideas and alternatives to that old carpet or those ugly tiles, but you don’t want to go with just anything. You want something different that will be a talking feature, add value to your place, make your house more of a home or just give some new modern life to an old house.

Well your looking in the right place. Not only does polished concrete look amazing looking, it’s also so easy to look after and lasts the longest of any other alternative on the market, making it the most economical flooring choice of any other option on the market today.

Some common objections that we hear in the industry include – Polished concrete is cold and industrial looking, I don’t think it would be appropriate for my older house.

To which I always have the same thing to say…

Firstly the objection is completely WRONG! Polished Concrete is not cold in winter…. Concrete is actually better for your energy bills, because it has a high thermal mass, which means the concrete absorbs heat during the day and releases it slowly during the night, therefore making it warmer in the winter and the opposite happens in summer, and it keeps your home cool. Tiles on the other hand feel cold under your feet because a tile is so thin (small thermal mass) and is a good conductor of heat, so the heat from your body transfers out from your feet into the small thin tile making it feel cold to touch.

Nashville polished concrete floors also do not have to be industrial looking. All concrete has what we call aggregate beneath the surface, which are the stones in the cement mix. Now when you’re contemplating a polished concrete floor there are a huge range of different finishes that your can choose, yes you can have the industrial/matte look or you can have a highly decorative floor showing full stone exposure in a high gloss. It’s entirely your choice. Here have a look at what I mean – there are so many looks that can be achieved.

Polished concrete can go with everything and because it is natural, it is unlikely to date the way tiles or carpet does. You can stick to your old rustic style or have a complete turn around and make everything modern, there is a way that polished concrete can be finished to suit your style.

So why is polished concrete so popular and the ultimate choice for many Nashvillians?

It’s so easy to look after! You don’t even have to use cleaning products, that’s right ladies get rid of those chemicals for good. Polished concrete flooring only needs to be lightly gone over with a dry microfiber mop and then if you really feel like it; lightly mopped with just water.

It’s warm under your feet in winter, yep we went over it all before, but it is, and most of our customers are amazed with the final product being so warm in winter and cool in summer. Not to mention the savings on their electricity and lighting bills.

Polished concrete is strong and durable, which means it can last a life time, no more having to replace worn/faded carpets or bleach tiles and replace cracked tiles or repair or re-polish floor boards. During the process the surface of a grind and polished concrete floor is hardened by up to 10 times its natural strength – so provided it’s cared for properly you won’t need to replace this floor – EVER.

Its healthier, it actually is and here is the amazing part, a polished concrete floor doesn’t support the growth of moulds or dust mites, because the floor is so refined (like a sheet of glass) there is no small tiny cracks or crevices to collect dirt and debris which can be a common breeding ground for all the little nasties! With allergies being so common in Middle Tennessee, polished concrete floors are very attractive.

An interior concrete floor can be done for inside and we do have options for outside. There is really no limit to what concrete can be used for. It can be a seamless transition from inside kitchen to outdoor patio. You can have decorative concrete benchtops and furniture. And we even have a non slip option for outdoors or around pools.

And last but certainly not least, and in fact the number 1 reason that people are choosing polished concrete for there Nashville floors – It looks amazing! – You know those houses that everyone walks through and goes wow I want my house to look like that, or I really wish I had that in my house. Well that could be your house that everyone is talking about, it is so visually appealing that it is quite often the major talking point and all your friends and neighbours are envious!

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