The New Trend: Concrete Flooring Options for Your Home
Concrete is commonly used in streets, driveways and industrial flooring. It’s even used in garage flooring. It is incredibly strong and durable and can withstand heavy daily use. While you might be more used to seeing concrete in businesses and outside, it’s becoming increasingly popular in residential applications as well. You might be surprised at how beautiful and fashionable concrete flooring can be inside your home.
Transforming Your Home with Polished Concrete Floors
Plain gray slabs of concrete are a thing of the past. Today’s concrete is a feast for the eyes thanks to modern finishing and concrete polishing techniques. With the right dyes and stains, etching or polishing, we can turn any floor in your home into a work of art. Your imagination is the limit with a wide range of colors and applications from which to choose. We can add subtle textures, scoring and decorative effects and finishes to create a stunning floor for any room in your home.
Pros and Cons of Polished Concrete Floors
When deciding on new flooring, you will want to weigh the pros and cons of each option. When it comes to polishing concrete, there are many pros, including:
Polishing concrete results in an incredibly easy-to-maintain surface. It can withstand spills, dirt, grit and impacts. It will only need regular sweeping and mopping to look fresh day after day and year after year.
You can use an existing concrete slab, eliminating the need to consume new materials. The concrete can then be sanded, polished and sealed to perfection.
Concrete flooring can be extremely economical. Concrete polishing can be as little as just a few dollars per square foot. Once polished, its natural tones and aggregates have a natural, stone-like feel that heightens its appeal.
Properly polished and maintained concrete flooring can a century or more.
While concrete can be polished and used as-is, it can also be stained, painted, polished and otherwise finished to create a wide range of looks. You can use it indoors and outdoors, and you can thread cables or piping through it for cozy underfloor heating in the winter. There is no end to the ways you can customize your concrete flooring to meet your needs.
Concrete floors can also have some cons, too, including:
• An unforgiving surface
Concrete flooring is hard underfoot.
Moisture can be a problem if the concrete is not properly sealed.
Concrete is subject to cracking over time due to extreme temperature changes.
About Blackrock Industrial
Blackrock Industrial is an industry leader. We are backed and recognized by some of the top product manufacturers, and we are committed to providing the best in customer service to those in the South Florida market. We are the area’s most trusted commercial and industrial flooring contractor and specialize in concrete flooring, terrazzo flooring and epoxy coating. Your satisfaction is guaranteed, and we will work with you until you are completely happy with your new flooring. Contact our team today to learn more or to schedule a site visit.