Why Concrete is the Most Overlooked Flooring Option

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Hardwood, carpet, vinyl, and tiles have become the go-to flooring materials for homeowners. But over the years, a growing number of homeowners and building owners are choosing to install concrete in residential, commercial and buildings of all types. Concrete flooring is growing in popularity. That’s because it offers several benefits while also fitting with the trendy industrial look many are adopting in their homes.

Here are four reasons why concrete floors rock.

Design Options

Most people would envision gray, ugly flooring surface when we talk of concrete floors. But concrete has sure come a long way from the dull, utilitarian flooring option we used to know. Today, there are a variety of ways to treat cement floors – stains, colors, and aggregates. You can choose from a wide selection of cheap but expensive-looking finishes. Can’t imagine it? Here’s a gorgeous example:

stained concrete
Marbleized blue-stained concrete flooring.

Extremely Durable

Durability is one of the strongest points of concrete flooring. Unlike other flooring materials, it doesn’t get scratched, cracked or get destroyed easily. You don’t have to worry about it getting damaged even if you drop something really heavy on the floor; pet claws, furniture legs, and high heels won’t leave a scratch or dent. It can also withstand heavy foot traffic and even pressure from heavy equipment. If well maintained and polished, expect it to last up to a century.

Economical

If you are on a tight budget, and you’re looking for a flooring option that is both affordable and beautiful, try concrete flooring. Since most homes have an existing concrete slab, a little polishing is all that’s needed to give it a lustrous sheen. Not only does it require little replacing or refurbishing, but you also aren’t buying packs of tiles per square footage. You buy a mix that you can spread and trust us – it’s a lot. Once you have concrete floors, it requires very little maintenance money-wise – for even the next century!

Low-Maintenance

Concrete flooring is one of the most low-maintenance flooring options there is, especially if we’re talking indoor concrete. Typically, you don’t need to invest in any cleaning product – just the sealant from when they were put in. You can put in extra effort, but mopping and sweeping as needed is enough to keep your floor clean and gorgeous-looking. Interested? Schedule a free in-home consultation with us to learn more.