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Why Polished Concrete Floors are about more than Looks

concrete_polishingWhen building or remodeling your home there may be one area you haven’t considered that you should…flooring!  One of the latest innovations in flooring is polished concrete floors.  A concrete floor is an investment in your home that will last for many years to come, much longer than carpet and sometimes even longer than hardwoods.  Here are just a few of the advantages to choosing a concrete floor for your home:

  • Durability.  It’s true that concrete floors are very durable.  However, even these durable surfaces are subject to staining, cracking, and wear over time.  It’s important to understand that while a concrete floor will require less maintenance than other flooring solutions there are still regular maintenance items that should be done to keep them looking their best.  In addition to routine cleaning, your concrete floors should also be polished and sealed to ensure that they will stand up to the test of time.
  • Cleaning.  Concrete floors are much easier to clean on a daily basis.  While vacuuming may seem as easy as sweeping the truth is that hauling out that vacuum cleaner daily to take care of carpets just never seems to happen as much as quickly grabbing a broom and sweeping up the floor.  In addition, routine shampooing and cleaning of carpets can become much more tedious and expensive than mopping your sealed concrete floor.
  • Cleanliness.  Nothing says cleanliness like a clean and polished concrete floor, some so clean you could even eat off of them.  You can’t say that with carpet.  With carpet you vacuum and scrub, but no matter how often there is still unseen dirt that lies below the surface.  With a concrete floor you can see the entire surface and know what’s there.  For family members who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other conditions choosing a concrete floor over carpet is a simple choice to make.  By eliminating carpet fibers, dust mites, and hidden dirt you’ll have a much cleaner healthier home.
  • Customizable.  Yes, that’s right.  Concrete floors can be customized to blend with any décor in your home.  From a multitude of colors to etched and polished designs you can find the perfect flooring style for your space.  Whether you’re looking for a specific pattern or want to add a unique design to your home, concrete floors allow for great flexibility in pattern, style, and color.  When you have sealed concrete floors you will not only improve the aesthetics of your space but add value and save money for years to come.

Whether you’re building a new home or simply remodeling, consider concrete floors as an important investment in your home.  With cleaner, more durable floors, you’re home will benefit from the many advantages that concrete floors can add.

One Response to “Why Polished Concrete Floors are about more than Looks”

  1. On March 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm samueljordan responded with... #

    Polished floor always looks very attractive, i agree with this point ‘It’s important to understand that while a concrete floor will require less maintenance than other flooring solutions there are still regular maintenance items that should be done to keep them looking their best’. Many thanks for sharing this great post.

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