Concrete floors will not chip or dent like softer surfaces such as timber and is easy to maintain. Mopping with warm soapy water once a week is the only maintenance required. Polished concrete flooring can actually be warm underfoot. Concrete provides thermal mass to a home and if your home is designed correctly the concrete will be warm in winter and cool in summer. ( Speak to a building designer or an architect for more information) Cost of polished concrete floors Polished concrete flooring is comparable in price to other high-end floor finishes such as marble tiles. The cost of polished concrete floors is offset by virtually no maintenance costs. Timber floors, for example, have a relatively high maintenance cost and are not nearly as durable.