Pricing and Costs of Concrete and Cement Finishing

Expect pricing and costs of concrete and cement finishing to vary

Pricing and costs of concrete and cement finishing will vary depending on the quality of the job, finish and condition of the surface. Concrete finish is no longer a finish meant solely for the walkway outside your business. You can put finishing cement on interior floors or countertops, or make patios, driveways and pool decks outside. There are many techniques used today including stained concrete, colored concrete, engraving, stamping and resurfacing.

Concrete finishing adds beauty to residential spaces, an upscale look in shops and other commercial buildings, provides reduced maintenance in institutions like hospitals and warehouses and is an eco-friendly option for green buildings. It's important to note that easier, faster and cheaper methods of cement finishing pop up all the time. The diamonds and densifiers used in some methods end up with a product that falls apart rather quickly. Thus, it pays to do your homework and find a reputable contractor with a high-quality product and keep in mind the following:

1. Know that you can do concrete finishing anywhere, but may take longer on older surfaces.

2. Take bids on cement coating jobs before signing on the dotted line.

3. Prepare to make an investment in cement finishing for a result that lasts a long time.

Take surface condition into account when estimating the cost of cement finishing

Reputable companies can do a concrete finishing technique on any floor, regardless of the condition. However, it will cost you more. Residential lofts run about $5 to $10 per square foot. New warehouse floors will cost about $2.50 per square foot and old warehouse floors with cracks, paint and pitting will run approximately $3.50 to $4.50 per square foot.

Get written estimates for concrete and cement finishing jobs

Meet with several contractors who specialize in cement finishes. Take into account the thoroughness and timeliness of the bids when making your decision. Make sure you verify the procedure the contractors will use, as well as the start date and end date of the project. Check the contractor out with the Better Business Bureau, check references and make sure the business you choose has insurance. Sign a contract, which includes a payment schedule.

Choose a quality concrete and cement finishing job, which will turn out cheaper over the long term

Polishing cement floors in your business can be done inexpensively and quickly with light-weight, high-speed equipment. It'll look gorgeous and shiny when it's done, but it will fade with foot traffic within six months. Paying more at first will end up costing you less over time. Remember, just because a company knows how to finish concrete, doesn't mean it's the best one to do the job.
  • Finishing cement isn't a temporary finish that will need to be polished. It's permanently polished and will retain its shine, if done properly.

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