An increasing number of homeowners and builders are recognizing the advantages of concrete as a flooring option. This flooring system might be a little difficult to install at times, but it’s very easy to maintain and offers a wide range of benefits. At The Floor Company, we often recommend concrete flooring systems to clients who want resilient and low-maintenance flooring. Here are some of the advantages of this system.
Concrete is very durable. In fact, you can easily expect it to last as long as your home stands. There’s very little that can damage concrete and if it is damaged, it can be repaired without too much effort or expense.
Concrete flooring systems are very easy to clean and maintain. The day-to-day maintenance requires nothing more than water and a mop. You would need to seal it once in a few years with a sealant, but that is quite affordable as well. You can apply epoxy coatings or polyurethane coatings depending on the kind of wear and tear you expect. For example, epoxy coatings are great for normal wear and tear in residential use. Polyurethane is great for industrial use where you might have chemical spills and high traffic.
One of the best advantages of concrete flooring systems is their ability to dampen sound. Unlike wood floors that creak and can be loud, concrete floors tend to be quieter. This can be a great way to dampen the noise coming from the upper floors.
Most people hesitate to install concrete flooring systems because they don’t want a “dull grey” floor. Today, there are several design options available to you. They are:
- Stained concrete – Concrete can be stained in different colours and designs to give you the look you want.
- Stamped concrete – Here, the concrete is stamped with different kinds of designs and patterns. This option is best used in outdoor applications.
- Polished concrete – You can polish concrete to a high-gloss or install a matt look on your floor. Some contractors can add aggregates to the concrete and then polish the floor to give it a unique, interesting pattern.
As you can see, concrete flooring is a great option for both commercial and residential use. For more information about concrete flooring systems or to get an estimate, you can contact us at The Floor Company. If you’re calling from Ottawa and surrounding areas, dial 1800 461 3121. If you’re calling from Kingston, Belleville, Peterborough and Durham, dial 1877 277 9877. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in this contact us form.