Most of us don’t want to work. Humans are inherently lazy. If given the choice to sit around all day and do whatever you want or go to your job for eight or more hours a day and make the same amount of money, most of us would pick staying at home. We like to be comfortable without a lot of hassle.
But let’s face reality, you have to work. And since you have to work to maintain your life, you want to make your life as easy as possible in all aspects, from washing clothes to doing the dishes and making dinner. This explains how and why humans have progressed as far as they have. And maybe one day our dream will come true of being able to do whatever we want instead of having to do work.
This entrepreneurial spirit that has thrust humans into the luxury of the 21st century carries over to flooring. We want all of our tasks to be as easy as possible, so humans have innovated flooring to be long-lasting and durable.
Premier Polishing in Holbrook specializes in polished concrete flooring, one of the top choices for flooring that is long-lasting and durable. As a certified Hiperfloor Husqvarna floor installer, we offer the best choices in flooring. Below, we’ll explore long-lasting and durable flooring options for your home or commercial space. Contact us today for a free estimate!
LONG-LASTING AND DURABLE FLOORING OPTIONS
Polished concrete is one of the best choices you can make for longevity and durability. Concrete itself is by nature an incredibly tough substance, made up of some of the most fundamental of earth’s natural resources. Concrete has been around for centuries and has built many structures that still withstand the test of time. Using water, sand, and gravel or other binding agents, concrete uses its incredible strength to bring you one of the best flooring options.
Polished concrete is basically concrete that has been finished so it’s nice to walk on and live with. You can install radiant flooring with polished concrete, and it can last a lifetime with proper maintenance (which is minimal to say the least). Easy to clean and water-proof, polished concrete can be installed both indoors and outdoors for all of your lifestyle uses. Because it is so versatile and durable, polished concrete flooring is perfect for residential, commercial, and industrial uses. You can customize polished concrete with any color scheme or style, making this the perfect flooring for a kid’s room all the way up to a ballroom dance floor. It’s less slippery than other types of similar flooring with the same durability and longevity, and it’s stain-resistant. One final selling point: polished concrete is perfect for those looking to lessen their carbon footprint. Concrete is 100% recyclable, and you can even make your flooring out of recycled concrete as well.
Many people love the classic look of wood flooring. It’s long-lasting and durable and is available in many colors, styles and textures. With the proper care, which can be extensive depending on what wood you have chosen, wood flooring can last upwards of 25 years. However, wood flooring is susceptible to water damage, and it buckles easily when exposed to water or heat. It scratches easily and requires extensive ongoing maintenance.
There’s a reason pandas spend all day eating — because bamboo is tough. Bamboo is easy to maintain, water resistant, and ecologically friendly since it is a plant material. Bamboo is as durable as traditional hardwood flooring, but you need to do your research on the types to invest in. Bamboo flooring usually increases the resale value of your home and is easy to maintain. However, as a plant material, bamboo floors need to be kept dry in order to resist warping, discoloration, and even mold.
It doesn’t get any more natural than stone. Stone can make for exceptionally beautiful flooring. It is hypoallergenic and can be extremely elegant in your space. Stone adds resale value and is truly a unique flooring option. However, stone floors are best utilized outdoors as they are naturally hard to walk on. But if you want a flooring that will last well beyond your lifetime and that is durable, stone flooring is the way to go.
Laminate flooring is popular because it is extremely affordable. It’s scratch-resistant and resists wear and tear well. It’s easy to do yourself, and it’s extremely easy to clean with a simple vacuum and mop. It resists fading and is softer when you walk on it than other durable flooring options such as stone or tile. However, laminate is ruined as soon as it gets exceedingly wet. Hence, if you have laminate flooring in your kitchen and the dishwasher or refrigerator decides to throw a fit, odds are you’ll have to replace that section of laminate flooring. Furthermore, in terms of resale value, many buyers look down on laminate flooring as a cheap alternative to wood flooring.
Tile flooring is extremely durable and long-lasting. It’s environmentally-friendly, being made mostly of materials from the earth, and resists dirt and dust collection. It comes in many colors and styles and makes for a beautiful flooring option all around. However, it can crack and break, can be hard to walk on, and depending on the type of flooring, can be damaged easily. Tile does require grouting and sealing, which can wear off with time and need to be replaced. Quarry tile, an up and comer in the tile industry, is affordable, durable, and long-lasting with the proper maintenance and care. It is also extremely resistant to spills, making it popular with restaurants.
WHY POLISHED CONCRETE IS THE PREMIUM CHOICE FOR DURABILITY AND LONGEVITY
Concrete is one of the most durable materials on earth, which means few flooring options will have the longevity that polished concrete floors provide. It’s one of the most environmentally-friendly options, due to the fact that it won’t need to be replaced except once a century, and when you do want to replace polished concrete floors, they are 100% recyclable. This means less waste in landfills and less waste in producing polished concrete as well.
Premier Polishing in Holbrook offers the best polished concrete flooring options for your home or business. We also offer power washing services, as well as sealing concrete and pavers. We stay up-to-date on the latest in technology and attend many annual training conferences in order to implement the latest in technology for our customers. We service all of Long Island with your polished concrete flooring needs. Contact us today for a free estimate!