eco friendly polished concrete

Environmental awareness is more important than ever. Whether you are exploring flooring options for a residential, commercial, or industrial property, being eco-friendly can yield significant benefits for your property and for the environment. Here are some ways polished concrete is an eco-friendly alternative to other commercial flooring options.

Concrete Production is Environmentally Friendly

When compared to the manufacture of wood and carpet, for example, concrete is clearly the most environmentally friendly options. Indeed, concrete itself is simple to make and requires very little resources. Relying on concrete also means you can bypass the embodied energy involved in the resource-intensive manufacturing, transportation, and installation of floors like wood and carpet.

 

Polishing and Raw Material Consumption

Polishing a concrete floor has a multitude of benefits. For example, after being polished, concrete floors are highly reflective and can actually reduce lighting costs by increasing ambient light by up to 30%.  The thermal mass of concrete also helps reduce heating and cooling costs. Perhaps even more importantly, the polishing process itself does not require the consumption of any raw materials. This means you don’t have to worry about the use of harmful VOCs and other chemicals that could have an adverse impact on the environment.

 

If you are considering a new floor for your property, consider polished concrete. Polished concrete comes in a wide variety of colors and designs and can be customized to fit your needs. Furthermore, polished concrete’s eco-friendly nature and durability make it a superior choice when compared to other flooring options. If you want to learn more about why polished concrete is the most eco-friendly flooring options, call PolishedCrete at 855-879-7654. Serving the San Francisco area since 2000, at PolishedCrete we pride ourselves on having the expertise and high-quality products to make any flooring project a success.