Office flooring needs to be non-slip, easy to clean, and fits within your budget. But you also need to take into consideration how it looks, and where it will be placed. Different areas of your office will benefit from certain flooring solutions. Let's find out what these are, and why.
At Policrete, our concrete flooring specialists can fit your office with the ideal solution, within budget. We use cutting edge technology and offer structural guarantees for all complete works.
The best concrete flooring for your office space, room by room
Your reception area is the first place your employees and clients will see when they visit your offices. As such, it's important to make a good first impression. Your flooring will need to be aesthetically pleasing, but also durable — these areas often see the highest foot traffic.
While not technically polished concrete, terrazzo flooring can be laid onto concrete slabs as a beautiful finish. Terrazzo has a similar appearance, and, it's highly durable and very easy to clean.
Features of terrazzo flooring:
- Variety of colour choices
- Highly durable
- Versatile in application
Price: Terrazzo flooring will cost anywhere between $300-$350 per square metre, depending on the size of the application area.
The kitchen is another area which experiences high foot traffic — not to mention, food and drink spills. You'll need to choose a floor solution which is water-resistant, can handle cleaning products, and requires minimal maintenance.
Epoxy flooring has all these qualities, and more. It's made out of polymer resins and hardeners. It's typically applied as a finish to existing concrete slabs. The results are a smooth and shiny surface, which brightens rooms, and it can handle industrial conditions — so it's the perfect solution for even the largest office kitchens.
Features of epoxy flooring:
- Impervious to most chemicals
- Low maintenance
- Has antimicrobial properties
Price: Epoxy flooring can cost anywhere between $50-$120 per square metre.
Open plan office space
Studies have shown that employee performance increases when offices are light, spacious, and airy. If your office doesn't have the benefit of many windows, or the pre-existing lighting isn't great, you can enhance the brightness with a quality flooring material.
Polished concrete flooring is one of the best flooring solutions for open plan offices. It has a reflective quality, so it bounces light around a room creating a sense of brightness.
Features of polished concrete:
- Resistant to wear and stains
- Easy to clean
- Improve natural lighting
- Environmentally friendly
- Energy efficient
Price: Polished concrete flooring costs anywhere between $50-$120 per square metre.
How the installation process works
The installation process varies, depending on which flooring process you choose. Generally, most concrete flooring experts will need to:
Prepare the floor and ensure the substrate (the layer beneath the actual flooring) is level, and of the quality necessary to apply a flooring solution
Depending on the flooring solution, pour the concrete and let it set
Polish the concrete using a high quality grinder
Seal the floor with a finish of your choice
How to get the best out of your concrete floor
While concrete office flooring is highly durable, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the maximum return of investment on your floor solution.
-Establish a cleaning schedule in line with how much foot traffic your office experiences
-Use the right tools and products to protect the finish
-Avoid using damaging substances, like wax, on a polished concrete floor
In reality, concrete flooring is so durable and low maintenance, you don't need to do much beyond the bare necessities to make sure it lasts you for years and years.
Why choose Policrete
At Policrete, we've been installing, polishing and grinding concrete floors for over a decade. Our team of experienced concrete flooring specialists have applied floor solutions across a variety of industries, including:
- Cafes and restaurants
- Residential homes
- And more