How to Calculate Concrete Polishing Cost Per Square Metre

How to Calculate Concrete Polishing Cost Per Square Metre

If you are looking for an economical, durable and low-maintenance flooring option, polished concrete flooring should be an automatic option to consider. Indeed, many homes have benefited immensely from using this rugged and hardy flooring option which looks and feels great and lasts for years. Concrete is a low cost material which is excellent for flooring, as it does not require aggressive cleaning or maintenance. It bears years’ worth of rugged and rough use, without the need for repair or replacement.
Furthermore, polishing the top surface of a concrete floor can give it a shiny mirror finish, which looks great and gels really well with most themes of room décor. If you want polished concrete floors for your home, it is important that you know about the polishing process and understand how you can calculate polishing costs per square meter of floor area, so that you can formulate a budget and get to work.
The Concrete Polishing Process
With flooring, the polishing process starts with the application of a specially prepared concrete and aggregate mixture onto the floor. Then, rough grinding is carried out with a grinding machine to achieve a level and even surface. Finally, a polishing machine is used to impart high shine polish, after which a sealing material is applied to seal in the finish.
Calculating Costs
Concrete flooring is created on site, and unlike other materials like tiles, laminate or carpet, there is no set per square meter cost. The cost depends on the quality of materials used, the cost of labour and the kind of finish or texture you are looking for. While for a plain polished concrete floor you might have to pay between AUD55 to AUD85 per square meter, for more elaborate and ornate designs like patters or multi-coloured surfaces, the costs can be significantly higher.

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