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Are Concrete Floors Worth the Hype?

GREEN THUMB LOCAL
November 1, 2022

Concrete is emerging as a practical and decorative flooring material to adorn the home’s interiors.

Concrete has been a popular flooring material for utility areas like basements, patios, garages, sidewalks, and driveways for several years. However, concrete is also emerging as a practical and decorative flooring material to adorn the home’s interiors. Its various benefits and colorful and eye-catching finishes have made it a new favorite among homeowners and interior designers.

Professional concrete flooring contractors can apply decorative treatments like different stains and polishes to enhance the appearance of homes with an existing concrete slab. In addition, they can install concrete overlays over the present hard floor surfaces to cover damages or revamp their look. 

Let’s look at the few factors that make concrete floors worth all the hype:

Durable

Concrete is a hard and resilient material. A polished and well-maintained concrete floor is unlikely to get damaged and will last for decades. Unlike hardwood floors, concrete will not scratch, dent, chip, or scrape and can easily withstand heavy foot traffic, furniture, and bulky items. 

Versatile

Concrete floors are ideal for installation in any home area, including living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, dining rooms, and indoor and outdoor transitions. Furthermore, these floors will become a center of attraction, whether it is a contemporary or rustic home. 

Affordable

Concrete is more cost-efficient than other flooring options like hardwood. Its lifespan and low maintenance requirements make it a suitable long-term investment option. Concrete floor installation saves money and effort in the long run by avoiding the need for flooring replacement every few years. Its affordability has contributed significantly to its rising popularity.

Highly resistant

Concrete makes an excellent and safe floor covering option due to its resistance to fire, mold, and bacteria. Concrete floors also do not stain if spills are cleaned and wiped immediately. The discoloration is also not a problem with concrete floors, even in high-traffic areas. Concrete floors are pet-friendly, as they do not absorb foul odors and can resist damage from their claws.

Easy maintenance

Concrete floors are incredibly low-maintenance. When properly sealed and waxed, dirt, stains, grit, spills, and impact won’t affect them. Sweep and mop the floor occasionally and reseal it periodically (depending on usage) to maintain its attractiveness and keep it looking new. It is also easy to repair concrete floors. 

Attractive design options

Concrete floors are flexible, and the colors, textures, and patterns are easily customizable to meet the home’s needs. Overlay, polish, acid-stain, dye, stamp, stencil, paint, or stain are some textured or coloring options homeowners can use to transform the interiors. 

Sustainable and eco-friendly

Concrete floors are environmentally-friendly. They require less energy for their production, are made locally, do not deplete any natural resources, minimize heating and cooling needs, can be recycled, lower the carbon footprint, and improve indoor air quality. 

Downsides

Concrete is vulnerable to moisture damage when not sealed properly. If anything falls accidentally on a concrete floor, it is more likely to break or shatter. Kids and the elderly can sustain severe injuries if they fall on the concrete floor. Concrete can also develop cracks over time due to settling, humidity, and temperature variations.  

Consult the professionals

The beauty, elegance, and warmth of concrete floors remain unmatched. There are several positives of concrete floors that outweighs the negative. Always hire a professional concrete flooring contractor to ensure proper installation and high-quality results.

Quick Response Garage Floor Coating offers epoxy, flake, solid, stain, and specialty flooring options to Phoenix Valley residential and commercial clients. Call us today for a free estimate at (602) 428-8626.

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