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Economical: You can expect to pay between $3 and $12 per square foot for polished concrete, depending on your location and the complexity of the project. Polished concrete pricing is basically dependent upon how many levels of grinding will be required to get the floor to a suitably smooth surface. The cost for polished concrete can go up from there depending upon any decorative effects that are applied such as staining or scoring, etc.

Polished concrete cost tends to be more economical with large spaces. John Buteyn, Senior Technical Manager for Colorado Hardscapes in Denver says smaller residential floors tend to be a bit higher in price because of the requirement for smaller equipment and for getting into smaller spaces.

Costs for polished concrete will range depending upon the area of the country and the contractor. Many offer different price points for various levels and designs for polished concrete. To get a quote for your area, contact a local polishing contractor.

Polished Concrete Cost Breakdown:

In the Los Angeles area.

$3/sq ft

Basic cost for a polished concrete floor that requires only a few levels of grinding, according to Greg Demmert of Demmert & Assoc. in Los Angeles.

$3-$8/ sq ft

For concrete floors requiring more in-depth grinding or including coloring with stains and dyes, according to Demmert.

In the Denver area.

$3-$7/sq ft

This price is usually for commercial floors and includes staining or scoring the floors, according to John Buteyn of Colorado Hardscapes.

$6-$12/ sq ft

The typical cost for polished concrete in a residential floor because it is more difficult to get a consistent look using a smaller machine, according to Buteyn.