Moving into a new home is an excellent opportunity to install beautiful high-luster concrete floors. Concrete floors inside the home are quickly growing in popularity. They are no longer confined to the basement, garage, patio, walkway, and driveway. Here is an overview of concrete polishing, concrete cleaning and things to consider when deciding to install a concrete floor.
Polished concrete floors reflect light and convey a glossy finish that is hard to achieve with tile and linoleum. You can control the amount of shine that your polished concrete reflects. You may prefer a mirror-like finish or a finish with a low reflection. Adding a stain to polished concrete will make the finish look like marble, granite or natural stone. You may add stenciled graphics for a unique and attractive effect. If you prefer the look of brick or stone, engravings will add grooves to the floor surface adding a natural warm appearance. You can check out My Floor’s blog to learn more in-depth information about concrete flooring.
Cleaning your new concrete floor is easy. Instead of sweeping the floor with a broom, use a dust mop with a microfiber pad and wipe the entire floor to remove dirt and dust. Follow the dust moping with a damp mop to clean spills and stains and revive the luster. Waxing and buffing a concrete floor is unnecessary.
• Concrete flooring is beautiful when polished to mimic marble and stone.
• When you sell your home, your concrete floor may be an attractive selling
feature. It can serve as a solid foundation for new floor
covering if the new buyers prefer something different.
• It is very durable and will outlast other floor covering options.
• They will save you money in cleaning products because you only need clean water.
• The installation of a concrete floor is more affordable alternative than marble
• Due to the hard nature of concrete, children are more prone to hurt when they
fall on concrete flooring.
• Concrete may be cold when walking on it barefoot. The use of area rugs and
runners will provide more comfort for your feet. If your new home has
skylights or solar energy, the concrete will retain the sun’s heat and
warm your floor.
• Installing a concrete floor and obtaining the desired finish is extremely hard to
do yourself and requires the expertise of a professional contractor.
• Polished concrete may have a tendency to be slippery because it is so smooth and
lustrous. Simply adding a nonslip additive to the sealer will give the
floor more traction.
Polished concrete floors are beautiful, durable and easy to maintain making it ideal for high traffic areas. This decorative floor covering is a feasible alternative for use inside the home, especially in foyers, kitchens and bathrooms.