It’s no surprise that a commercial flooring option that has stood the test of time is becoming increasingly popular in homes. When you take into account all of the benefits of using concrete, it’s easy to see why it’s become one of the most popular flooring options for homes and businesses alike.
Businesses can save money by installing concrete floors. Concrete flooring is more affordable to install than carpet, tile, or vinyl because of the low cost of the components themselves. The final product for a high-end business can be understated and color-coordinated to complement the existing decor, or it can be highly ornate and exquisite to draw customers in. Faux finishes that mimic the look of more expensive materials like marble, granite, genuine stone, and wood are available from professional flooring installers.
When it comes to flooring materials there are expensive, high-end materials and then there are lower-cost, more affordable materials. The problem with most lower-cost solutions is that while they might look good from a distance, it is usually very easy to spot a fake. Think about vinyl flooring or fake bamboo flooring that you might have seen. It is easy to tell that it isn’t tile or actual wood. When it comes to custom concrete flooring options available today, unless someone actually gets down on their hands and knees, they would not be able to tell that it wasn’t real marble, stone, wood, or granite. The durability of concrete and decorative concrete finishes is unmatched by any other type of flooring material, providing a high return on your investment.
In addition to popular faux finishes, your professional flooring installer can provide a very unique, artisan-quality floor for your business that will “wow” your customers and clients. Choose from an unlimited array of colors, textures, finishes, patterns, and combinations of special techniques to create completely unique results. Decorators love the ability to be creative with the flooring and many businesses are choosing decorative concrete flooring for this reason alone.
Concrete floors can’t be beaten when it comes to ease of maintenance. Custom concrete flooring, no matter the pattern, texture, or style, can be easily cleaned in a couple of different methods. A cloth can be used to clean up spills, a soft, dry mop can be used to pick up dust, and a wet mop can be used to clean up dirtier messes. Because of this, commercial, industrial, and storage facilities benefit greatly from having concrete floors.
Decorative concrete flooring is a great option for those who are concerned about allergens like dust, mildew, and mold. Unlike other flooring options, custom concrete flooring is not susceptible to the factors that can cause or aggravate respiratory illnesses or disorders like asthma and COPD. Wood floors have natural gaps between the planks, vinyl floors have seams, and tile floors have grout. All of those places are prime breeding grounds for bacteria, mold, and mildew because they are frequently exposed to airborne particles that trigger allergies. Because there are no cracks or seams on a concrete floor, it is considered an “uninterrupted” type of flooring. Therefore, beautiful concrete flooring is highly recommended for use in hospitals, clinics, and respiratory treatment centers.
Although this article’s longevity problem was raised in the very first paragraph, it bears repeating. Retail businesses, warehouses, auto shops, malls, and hospitals are just some of the many places where concrete flooring thrives. You can use it without worrying about the surface wearing down or the pattern fading over time because it is so sturdy and long-lasting.
The Concrete Etc is a team of experienced concrete installers serving commercial, industrial, and residential customers in the Washington, DC area. We can customize a decorative concrete flooring solution to your specifications by combining a wide range of colorants, stains, textures, stencils, and application methods.