Once you go concrete, you never go back.
More and more people are realising the benefits of concrete flooring and making the switch from carpet, tiles and other flooring surfaces in their homes and businesses. It has become the new flooring material of choice for designers who celebrate its versatility.
Once upon a time, people associated concrete words like “cold” and “industrial” but with advances in modern practices, concrete flooring is becoming an increasingly versatile option with many benefits that other surfaces don’t provide. So without further ado, here are the top five everyday living benefits of having concrete flooring in your home or business.
Depending on how it’s finished and what it’s mixed with, concrete flooring has a completely unique appearance. Polished concrete produces a high-gloss, flake flooring has a pebbled look, and acid staining simulates marble or adds a mottled variegated look. Depending on your design preferences, you can tailor your concrete floor however you’d like. Roll away the carpets and choose the flooring option with the capacity to truly individualise like no other.
When compared to other flooring options such as hardwood, laminate or vinyl, concrete is a more economical option. The cost per square metre, which of course will differ depending on the finishing and overall total area, is relatively low. The economical aspects are even further enhanced if the property already has concrete slabs that simply need to be polished or otherwise finished.
With only the smallest amount of care in return, concrete flooring will last you a lifetime. With the highest durability and sustainability of any other flooring option, its resilience will outlive many generations and countless foot traffic. And there’s no need to worry about stains since anything can be wiped away with ease.
Nobody walks into a home or business and espouses their love of the carpet in the living room but put a polished concrete floor in and visitors are blown away by how refined the space looks. Polished concrete is sophisticated, stylish and on-trend, offering a finesse that a surface like carpet will never replicate.
A sweep and mop with the occasional damp mop is the only care you’ll need to provide your concrete flooring with to maintain its finish and prevent any accumulation of dirt. The polish on polished concrete will last at least ten years and there’s no need to lift a finger with constant waxing to keep it looking schmick.