Is polished concrete slippery?
Like any hard surface, polished concrete can be slippery when wet. However, there are industry standard tests called astm-d-2047 for both static and dynamic coefficients of friction. The HTC Superfloor method for polished concrete exceeds both wet and dry recommendations of safety for both these standards.
How much does it cost?
Of course this what everyone wants to know! However, something that is often overlooked when it comes to polished concrete is that it is a process that becomes a product, not a sample that can be picked out of a sample book! The choice of polished concrete for a project involves purchasing the experience and knowledge gleaned through 10 years and hundreds of projects. Polished concrete is as much art as science! There are often repairs, hardness issues, mason and flatness issues left over from placement that can only be uncovered once the process has begun. Often a quote is requested before the old floor is even removed….which is somewhat like asking a mechanic to diagnose an engine without starting the car! We always recommend doing sampling of 100 square feet or more, but if this is not possible, estimates can be given that will cover a range of possibilities that might crop up during the project. All pricing is thoroughly discussed with the client, and if there is any variation from the quote, Set in Stone will immediately stop the project, show and explain the issue, and discuss the most economical way to get the project back on track. We try our best to keep pricing for fully polished concrete slabs inline with other natural materials like stone tile and wood floors. We have separate pricing for residential and commercial jobs as well as varying degrees of grinding for exterior floors and floor prep for coatings and stone work or floor restoration.