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Benefits of Concrete Floors in Home and Business

Home and Business Concrete Charleston

For many concrete virgins, the idea of forgoing traditional hardwoods or tile for concrete floors may be a foreign concept. Some fear that concrete will look too cold or industrial in their space. However, concrete is actually incredibly versatile for homes and businesses, with many benefits:

 

Maintenance is a Breeze

Concrete is a great option for those looking for easy maintenance. For residential concrete floors with light foot traffic, an occasional sweeping and damp mopping will do the trick. This will keep the floors looking new for years to come!

 

Concrete is also a great choice for pet owners. Pet dander will not stay trapped in the floors, and provides easy clean up for potential accidents. To maintain look and quality, you can consider sealing or waxing the floors every 3-9 months.

 

Environmentally Friendly

Since many homes are built on a concrete foundation, the installation of concrete floors may simply mean uninstalling whatever has been placed over it. This means that no new materials are needed. By putting to good use what is already there, you are cutting down your carbon footprint.

 

Keep Money in Your Pocket

Concrete is not only inexpensive (ranging from $2-$6 per square foot to polish), it is also incredibly durable. This makes sense for businesses looking to withstand heavy foot traffic or the wear and tear of heavy equipment on floors. This durability will give you peace of mind since it is incredibly hard to damage. A properly sealed concrete surface will last you years to come.

 

Versatility in Design

No, not all concrete has to be the same. At Charleston Concrete Design, we have multiple options for those looking to create a unique and refined look in their home or business. Consider the following:

  1. Concrete Engraving– turn your ordinary, gray concrete into something extraordinary. We stain the existing concrete with a variety of types of stains available. We can also engrave patterns into existing concrete to bring it new life! Here are a few types of engraving patterns to choose from:
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Slate
  • Custom logos/pattern
  •  Acid Stains and Concrete Dyes- this can provide a transparent, mottled look to existing concrete. In this case, the home or business owner has full control over the look and feel. Colors can be combined, mixed and matched to create the perfect look. Various types of stains and dyes are available for surfaces:
  • Unicolor
  • Opaque
  • Variegated
  • Semi-Transparent

 

If you are interested in learning more about concrete as an option for your home or business, contact us today!

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