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Tile chips, delaminate and cracks - longevity is key. When compared to the prices of tile or carpeting, polished concrete wins.

For tile, the square foot cost can range from $2.50 to $5.00. Carpeting can be higher. 

The average polished concrete floor of a one-car garage at 600 square feet could be $4.00 per square foot, which would last a lifetime.

Overall, polished concrete sustains aspects like staining and cracking. When you grind the concrete down to aggregate, before you polish it, you get a sustainable floor for years.  Clean up is easy, and you can hose it down without the risk of slipping or falling.