Forget the boring, rough concrete that you remember from sidewalks and garage floors. There is a whole new application for this old staple that has homeowners and businesses alike considering using concrete for their interiors as well as their exteriors. Now you can find this option everywhere from high-class homes to extravagant professional buildings. In each place, it is sure to make an unforgettable statement! Glossy, gorgeous and unique, stained concrete has some benefits that other types of flooring do not. Here are just a few:
- Durability: As one might expect from a product used traditionally to make highways, bridges, and buildings, concrete is one of the strongest building materials. It resists scratching, gouging, swelling, fading, peeling, and chipping. When sealed with an epoxy or urethane coating, stained concrete has a beautiful shine and a nearly impenetrable surface. It can stand up to moisture and humidity and does not stain like other flooring materials might. It does not swell or warp, making it a steadfast investment that will last for years.
- Affordability: Unlike traditional luxury floors that can cost a great deal after constant sanding, refinishing, shampooing, patching, and installation, stained concrete is relatively affordable. It costs significantly less than natural stone, which it can mimic in some cases. Stained concrete also costs less than hardwood and carpet as it does not require as much maintenance. This makes it a fine choice for home or business owners who want a luxurious look without going over their budget.
- Low Maintenance: As we have already mentioned, stained concrete doesn’t need the labor-intensive (and sometimes expensive!) treatment that other flooring calls for. Instead, it requires little more than occasional damp mopping or sweeping to keep the surface clean. This type of flooring is a good option for homes concerned about messes, as it is nonporous and will not stain or withhold odors. Stained concrete is also great for homes inhabited by people with allergies, as it does not retain pet dander, smoke, mold, or mildew. You can breathe easy and spend less time cleaning with this great product!
- Beauty: After all of the functional aspects, you are left with the appearance of your new floors. Stained concrete is one of the most beautiful options available on the market. Available in a variety of colors, patterns, and in matte or high gloss styles, there is no limit to its applications with your decor. You can choose to have a style that mimics much more expensive options like marble and natural stone, or you can find one that incorporates graphic designs of your choosing. With stained concrete, there is no limit to what you can do!