How Much Does Polished Concrete Cost?

How Much Does Polished Concrete Cost?
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Basic polished concrete can range from $1.75 to $5 per square foot depending on the size, condition and level of polish desired.

More elaborate, decorative polished concrete can range from $5 to $10 or more.

What Are The Factors Affecting the Cost of Polished Concrete?

Concrete polishing equipment comes in various sizes.

Hand Grinders – For tough to reach areas near walls and columns, hand grinding is the best option. The process starts with course pads to break through the top layer. Then numerous steps in the process are used to grind and hone the surface.

Small Upright Machines – Small is a relative term when referring to polishing equipment. A small machine can be 300 lbs. Each machine also has a high powered industrial dustless vacuum. Both the polisher and vacuum can be powered by a portable generator.

Each polisher uses different diamond grinding pads. They start with course pads ranging from 25-50 grit. Then the pads are changed to 50-100 grit, 200, 400, 800, 1500 and 3,000 grit.

Polishing concrete is a multi step process working from course pads to finer ones.

A 300 lb machine will not produce the same level of polish as a large industrial machine. The additional weight makes a significant difference in outcome.

Small areas like basements or garages can benefit from the Grind & Seal finish. Frequently what starts as a polishing requirement ends with a grind & seal finish, an overlay or epoxy.

Large Upright Machines – These can be 1,000 lbs or more. They are used primarily in commercial areas. Restaurants, Retails Stores, Offices, Showrooms and warehouses are popular uses.

Available Concrete Polishing Options

There are many choices available depending on your desired appearance, budget, condition of the floor, size and access.

Due to the high demand of polished concrete, numerous options have evolved.

•    Floor Grinding and Sealing – Grind and seal can be a decorative or utility finish. Use as a first step for surface prep for tile, hardwood, carpet or moisture mitigation.  They can be sealed with epoxy coatings, urethanes or polyaspartics.

•    Metallic Epoxy Coatings – Metallic epoxy produces a marbleized stained concrete appearance with a gloss like on a polished surface. Numerous colors are available as well as custom designs.

•    Polished Concrete Overlays – Many overlays are available from thin coats of 1/16th inch thick to 3/8 inch thick. These are ideal when a new surface is needed for floor height needs to be increased.


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How Much Do Metallic Epoxy floors Cost?

How Much Do Metallic Epoxy floors Cost?

Epoxy floor coatings have broad uses with specialized features. They should not be compared to the thin, epoxy paints you find at your local home improvement store.

Metallic epoxy, in particular, should not be confused with a typical decorative chip epoxy floor coating. Chip epoxy coatings are a high performance industrial look. They range in price from $4 per square foot to $7 per square foot depending on size and appropriate system.

Metallic epoxy floor coatings, on the other hand, range in price from $7 to $12 per square foot.

To give you an idea of total cost, here are sample uses and sizes with price based on actual square footage.

There are other industrial systems that cost even more than $10 per square foot for chemical resistance features especially useful for commercial and industrial applications.

Garage Floor Metallic Epoxy Cost

Sample Pricing

•    500 SF – 2 Car Garage @ $7 PSF = $3,500
•    500 SF – 2 car Garage @ $12 PSF = $6,000
•    750 SF – 3 Car Garage @ $7 PSF = $5,250
•    750 SF – 3 Car Garage @ $12 PSF = $9,000

Basement Floor Metallic Epoxy Price

Basements are typically larger than garages. In fact, they range in size from 750 SF to 1,500 SF

Below are sample prices for Metallic Epoxy Basement Floors:

•    750 SF – Basement @ $7 PSF = $5,250
•    750 SF – Basement  @ $12 PSF = $9,000
•    1500 SF – Basement @ $7 PSF = $10,500
•    1,500 SF – Basement @ $12 PSF = $18,000

What Is Metallic Epoxy Flooring?

Metallic epoxy is a high performance liquid coating. It is 2 parts resin and hardener that are mixed together then rolled or squeegeed onto concrete surfaces. It is protected with a clear urethane creating a smooth finish.

A metallic pigment is added creating an amazing appearance with tremendous depth. Numerous colors can be combined for a marble like appearance.

Is Metallic Epoxy a Durable Coating?

Metallic epoxy is a two-coat, 100% solids liquid floor coating. They are finished with high performance clear coat urethanes. They are extremely durable.

One of the benefits of Metallic Epoxy Floor coatings is they combine industrial strength with a high decorative curb appeal enhancing finish.

Call us for a free estimate on metallic epoxy flooring for your home or business: (443) 966-1162.  We provide flooring to the entire Baltimore area as well as Carroll County, Maryland.

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Welcome to Armor Prep Coatings

We specialize in epoxy floors, concrete construction, foundations, driveways, all types of resinous flooring.

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Our expertise includes design and installation of concrete driveways, floors, patios, walks & steps. As decorative concrete contractors, we also offer epoxy floor coatings and resinous finishes in a multitude of colors and styles including the ever-popular metallic epoxy. We also install residential and commercial concrete slabs and resurface concrete of all types.

Quality Product Brands We Trust for Our Projects:

Aggregate Industries, U.S.
LaFarge North America
Quickrete
Tru-Crete
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Why Choose Concrete Flooring for Your Home or Office?

If you may be considering a new look to your dull gray garage floor, our specially-created  industrial epoxy floor coatings should certainly be taken into consideration.

Concrete floor applications have long been one of the most popular choices for both residential and commercial spaces. Homeowners love the versatility and low maintenance, while businesses love the eco-friendly sophistication created by epoxy flooring and stained concrete floors.

Decades of Durability

Dreamcoat specializes in creating industrial strength coatings for garage floors which are extremely durable in both commercial and residential spaces. With proper installation, your new polished concrete floors can last more than a decade with minimum signs of wear and tear.

Much Lower Maintenance than Plain Concrete

Garage epoxy floor coatings are perhaps the easiest to maintain by far. This high gloss finish will only need an occasional damp mopping to keep it’s pristine finish. With professional installation and minimal maintenance, your concrete floor polishing will prevent dirt from accumulating for ten years or more!

No other material can give your space the high-gloss and superior performance of an epoxy floor coating. Resembling a polished stone, this flooring solution reflects the natural light giving your space an additional 30% of illumination which is always helpful in a dark garage!

Easy Preparation

Another great benefit is the minimal downtime required with this solution. This process doesn’t use chemicals, which makes this the perfect choice for homeowners with children and pets, as well as, commercial spaces like hospitals and production plants where it simply isn’t possible to wait days and weeks for a floor to cure.

Budget Friendly

One of the most budget-friendly options available, concrete flooring’s actual cost will depend on the area size among other how many details or colors you would like. It’s always best to consult with a licensed quality concrete flooring contractor to get a better idea of your cost.

Article Source: Why Choose a Concrete Floor Application for Your Home or Office? originally published Dreamcoat Flooring of Phoenix blog.