Concrete has been used as a material or sturdy for centuries, most people may consider it more for construction or industrial areas. The grey paving is most commonly seen in outdoor or industrial spaces. Over the years concrete as a material has evolved and what once was dull and grey can now be done to create unique, colorful, and bespoke designs. More homeowners are incorporating this sturdy material into their homes while adding a unique aesthetic flow. Cedar Rapids Concrete Pros contractors have spent years perfecting concrete installations in the residential setting. Contact us today to get your quote.
Advantages of concrete flooring inside of your home
While residential concrete flooring continues to grow in popularity any homeowners are realizing the benefits that it has to offer as a flooring material. Because concrete flooring has been used in the industrial setting for many years, it is incredibly durable. Durability is great for the homeowner due to the strength and long lifespan that it has to offer. The low cost, as well as easy maintenance that it requires, means a monthly saving for homeowners. Although many years ago concrete is associated with plain, dull, and grey coloring, stamps, colors, and textures that can now be added allows for concrete to be one of the most versatile flooring options to be incorporated into any design.
Concrete floors and their safety
One of the most popular questions we get with concrete flooring in a residential setting is, is it suited inside of a home? Many homeowners are concerned that concrete is hard, cold, and slippery. These concerns can pose a safety concern, specifically for families with kids. After the concrete flooring installation has taken place, a sealant is added. The sealant is not only to protect the integrity of the flooring but to assist with slipping. When your flooring is installed correctly, sealed, and polished, it poses no more slipping risk than that of tile or wood.
Concrete flooring versatility
In terms of decorative concrete, there are a variety of available options. Options such as stamps, stains, dyes, polishes, and coatings are all available to create a unique design. The limits in terms of designs are almost limitless. Concrete flooring can be installed in almost any room of your home and each has a different look and feel. Stamps and coloring can even be used to create the illusion of other materials such as wood or tile while receiving the benefits that concrete flooring has to offer. Whether you are looking for plain or stamped concrete a bespoke design can be created just for you.
Residential concrete flooring maintenance
Due to the durability and sturdiness that concrete has to offer, the maintenance that is needed is almost none. Once the installation has taken place by a professional company and the sealant has been added, a regular cleaning with non-harmful chemicals and light scrubbing will work to keep your concrete in top condition. Every homeowner should work to re-seal the floor once every few years or when cracking or damage has occurred.