Top Reasons Concrete Floors Are Great for Everyday Use
When you initially think of concrete floors, you may think that they’re cold and industrial. However, you may not know that polished concrete has a great ability to take on color, polish, and provide a whole range of benefits. Take a look at just a few benefits of concrete floors for everyday living.
If you use an existing concrete slab, concrete floors can be an extremely sustainable option. Also, they need not be relegated to basements or garages. Once the concrete is sanded down and polished, the end product looks perfectly refined in a traditional kitchen or living room, especially when layered with rugs and contemporary fixtures.
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Polished concrete floors are surprisingly low maintenance. They require weekly mopping with warm, soapy water and the occasional restoration project over the years if any cracks or chips occur.
The cost of concrete floors is very low and restoration to polish a plain gray slab into a lustrous floor is inexpensive, too. The concrete’s tonal differences and aggregates take on a stone-like, natural feel. More elaborate finishes don’t have to break the bank, either. Other decorative effects, such as a high-gloss seal to transform the floor into a limestone-look, or an acrylic sealer to give the floor a wet look are more affordable than most flooring options.
A floor that has been polished and maintained can be expected to last a hundred years or more. That means a concrete floor doesn’t have to be hidden by new tiles or a carpet. Instead, it can be celebrated for the history it holds.
Polished concrete floors can be an excellent material for indoor-outdoor transitions. Sealers and even texturizers can be used to improve traction outdoors and balance décor indoors.
For knowledgeable and skilled contractors that can help you with your concrete needs, contact the team at All Stone Restoration today. We have over 47 years of hands-on experience in all phases of stone and concrete restoration. Contact us today to get your free on-site estimate.