For most homeowners, when they think of concrete floors for their homes, the image of a cold, industrial setting is what comes to mind, however, thanks to its ability to take on just about any color you can imagine, along with a highly polished sheen, concrete flooring might just become your new favorite household flooring option. You will be amazed at just how beautiful, warm, and elegant a polished concrete floor can be, but if you are still on the fence about whether or not this particular type of flooring is the right option for your home, we invite you to take a few minutes and read through this short list that our team of professionals at Coastal Marble Polishing have taken the time to put together. In it, we will go over several of the main benefits that stained concrete flooring can bring to your home. We hope you enjoy.
If you already have a concrete slab where your flooring is going to be, simply having your concrete surfaced sanded down, polished, and sealed can be a great way to create a sustainable flooring solution without the need to consume new materials. While most homeowner tend to utilize concrete floors in their garages and basements, a polished concrete floor can look every bit as refined in a kitchen, or even a living room, especially when you enhance it with tasteful accent pieces, furniture, and fixtures.
While some flooring materials can be quite complicated to keep up with, the only form of maintenance that polished concrete flooring requires is a weekly mopping with soap and water. With stained concrete flooring, you know long have to worry about cleaning out or replacing any aging grout or broken tiles, or sanding down and refinishing your floors like is the case with hardwood. With stained concrete, a weekly mopping should be everything you need to keep your floors looking new and spotless or many, many years to come.
Compared to other flooring types, the cost of stained concrete flooring is actually quite low, coming in at about $2 to $6 dollars per square foot to get everything polished and looking its best. Because of its natural texture, when polished, concrete tends to take on a natural stone-like appearance and feel. If you want to go with a more elaborate finish or a specialized pattern, you might be looking at anywhere from $5 to $8 depending on which particular option it is that you pick. There are even stains available that will let your concrete floor mimic the look of marble and other much more expensive flooring options.
A polished and stained concrete floor that is properly cared for can sometimes last more than one hundred years, so theoretically, it is something that might very well last you for the entire life of your home.