When you initially think of concrete floors, you probably think “cold,” “prison like” or “industrial.” But with its ability to take on color and a polished sheen, coupled with its many benefits, concrete may become your new favorite on future projects. Be prepared to have your mind blown by how beautiful, elegant and warm a concrete floor can look.
Here are some of the benefits of concrete flooring;
Easy care – The only maintenance required of concrete floors is weekly mopping with soapy water.
Economical – The cost of concrete floors is very low, sometimes several dollars less per square foot than carpeting, vinyl or tile flooring.
Longevity – A floor that has been polished and maintained can be expected to last a hundred years or more.
Versatility – For exterior applications, silicone-based penetrating sealers can be used to avoid the wet look. Indoors, staining and polishing can change the look completely. Concrete flooring can also be stamped with wood-grain imprints for a wood-like look. The same goes for tiling stamps.
Other decorative effects, like scoring in grid pattern lines, with a high-gloss seal, the floor can be transformed to look like limestone. An acrylic sealer could be used in the interior application to give it that wet look.
Of course you want to take into consideration noise levels and the use of memory foam floor mats for those that will be standing for long periods of time.
Ask us if concrete flooring is the right choice for your next commercial project!
A few examples of the versatility of concrete flooring;
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