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The Surprising Health Benefits of Polished Concrete Floors

Jenn Tolson
December 31, 2015

There are many reasons why homeowners have decided to install concrete inside the home. From being affordable to having great durability, it is no surprise why this is becoming a popular choice for homeowners. In addition to these benefits, there is also another benefit that is often overlooked. Many people are not aware of the many health benefits that are also associated with having polished concrete floors. Keep reading to find out more! 

One health benefit from concrete floors is that it reduces the amount of allergens in the home. Some of the factors that go into air quality include allergens, retained moisture, odors and more. Since concrete floor is so easy to clean and is also dust repellent, there is little to no chance of mold or mildew forming. Concrete floors also require little maintenance. Since all that is needed is light sweeping or mopping, it makes it easy to get rid of allergens as well as dust or dander from pets. In carpets, these dust molecules can stay trapped in the fibers of the carpet and cause respiratory irritants. 

Some flooring such as synthetic carpeting also contains VOCs, also known as volatile organic compounds. These dangerous materials often are accompanied by the adhesives or padding using in the carpet installation process. Even if you do not have carpet, some of the adhesive that is used under linoleum or vinyl sheets can also house volatile organic compounds. Believe it or not, indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental dangers experienced by people. This is because approximately 90 percent of our time is spent indoors. This is why it is important to have a floor that will eliminate allergens, dust and more. With polished concrete floors, the air quality in your house will improve, which may also increase your health in general. 

Are you interested in having your concrete floors resurfaced and polished. Give us a call today and request a quote.