Dollars and Sense

Save thousands in concrete floor maintenance – and looking good doing it.

You can pay (and keep paying) for a floor finish that requires frequent repairs, reinstallations and costly upkeep. Or you can invest one time in the beauty, quality and long-term savings of an FGS PermaShine concrete floor.

To keep vinyl floors looking sharp you'll frequently put wax down, strip it off, and put it down again at a cost of $1.20-$1.50 per square foot each year. Over ten years, you could easily have upkeep expenses of up to $150,000 per 10,000 square feet!

Epoxy or urethane coatings are beautiful at first, but tend to lose their beauty quickly. Between the fumes and the mess, reapplications can drive the cost of a coating to between $20,000-$80,000 for 10,000 square feet during a ten-year period. That's before you figure in everyday maintenance expenses.

FGS PermaShine Savings

When an FGS PermaShine concrete floor is your finished surface, there's nothing to add, nothing to take away, nothing to replace. You see the clear advantages of one floor, one system, and one time. Compare for yourself:

Estimated Average Maintenance...

Estimated Average Maintenance and Re-Installation Costs for Floor Treatments Per 10,000 Square Feet for comparison purposes.

* Figures taken from American Terrazzo Association and Concrete Construction Magazine. (Does not include initial installation costs. Includes re-installations at 10-year intervals for vinyl composition tile and 5-year intervals for thin film coatings.) No reinstall for FGS/PermaShine. FGS periodically maintained and refreshed for $0.50/square foot or lower, annually. Average reinstallation times and maintenance costs relate significantly to the amount of abuse the floor is exposed to, the quality of the maintenance program, and owner preference.

30-Year Floor Cost Comparison:
Vinyl . Film/Epoxy . FGS PermaShine