|Polished industrial floor with an epoxy coated pedestrian aisle.|
A coated floor can protect from chemical spills, is water resistant, and can be constructed to prevent slipping. Or, it can be installed strictly for aesthetics. Depending on its thickness and the actual makeup of the coating material, it can be fairly expensive.
Polished floors are shiny and marble-like, reflecting light so that it helps brighten the room, is a relatively low maintenance floor, and depending on the level of grind and shine, can have a lower installation cost.
So which is best for your floor?