Concrete has been used as a flooring material in low-footfall areas such as garages and basements for many years, However, modern approaches to concrete, including using stained, stamped and polished concrete, mean that this can now produce a beautiful finish you’ll want to show off in the main body of your home, too. Concrete flooring has a number of uses in the home. It’s long lasting and easy to look after, making it a popular choice for many homeowners looking for an attractive and practical floor covering. Get in touch to see how we can help add a little concrete design flair to your property.
Where can I use concrete flooring in my home?
You can use concrete flooring in many areas of your home. Although it’s a popular approach to places like the garage which need to be hard wearing and tough, it’s also a material that can be used in kitchens and living areas. As you can add stain or stamping for texture and color, and polish concrete to get a fantastic finish, it’s an extremely versatile material for home use. Why not consider laying a concrete patio, and then carrying the theme through to your living area or kitchen, with a polished or stained concrete floor. This then adds continuity between your indoor and outdoor living spaces.
What are the features and benefits of using concrete flooring?
Concrete flooring is versatile, long lasting and low maintenance. You’ll likely know, concrete is often used in commercial areas, and high traffic places like garages and driveways. So as you’d imagine, it’s well able to stand up to the strains of living areas. You’ll struggle to chip or damage a concrete surface, even in the busiest of homes! You can choose a variety of different finishes to suit your personal tastes and the design of your home. In many cases, there is a concrete layer under existing flooring, so we might even be able to polish this concrete slab to a great finish, which then requires little to no extra materials, making it extremely economical and environmentally friendly.
How do I maintain my concrete floor?
Looked after properly, a concrete floor on an interior can last indefinitely. You’ll need to keep it clean and refinish or reseal it from time to time to keep the look of it pristine. This can be done with waxing every few months - or less often in areas which are not so frequently used. In between times you can simply mop the floor too keep it clean, as you might a hardwood or tile floor. When we lay your interior concrete floor, the team from Appleton Concrete will be happy to recommend suitable cleaning products to maintain your floor’s look and feel.
As experts in laying concrete flooring of all types, we can advise you of the approaches that might fit your plans - and your budget. From stained and colored concrete, to stamped concrete for an attractive texture, we can help you choose something that’s unique to your and suits the existing design of your home. Our expert contractors will talk through the process of laying your floor, and advise you of the steps you need to take. They can also guide you on how to look after your new flooring to keep it neat and looking just as great for years to come. After laying the flooring, your contractor will be happy to offer any aftercare, or answer your questions as needed.