Concrete floors in Miami are hardly a new phenomenon, many of us will have an old lumpy piece of concrete flooring or patio somewhere around the home! One of the most common questions that builders and concrete professionals get asked is “how do I make my concrete look better?”. For some time now builders and designers have been espousing the virtues of decorated or painted concretes. The most recent development, although hardly new, is concrete staining.
What you will want to know however is what are the advantages of staining concrete flooring, compared to the large number of options available to everyone nowadays? Hopefully I can give you some help here!
Why concrete staining?
Many people wonder why you would bother to stain concrete when there are so many other options open to you in terms of flooring. Tiles, wood floor, laminates, or even painting direct on to concrete are other options that maybe cheap, and simple to do. If you ask any professional they will probably give you a single word answer! “Character”.
Stained concrete in Miami has a feel of rich, deep, translucent tones, similar to that find in fine oil painting, this means that the floor looks like it has aged into the site, rather than being a feature due to its newness. The results can mimic metal, marble, stone and wood, and because the effect is dependent on the underlying concrete, no two sites are ever the same.
Concrete is environmentally friendly in comparison to many other forms of flooring. Hardwood obviously has all the issues relating to sustainability, laminate floors are notorious for non-green production processes, carpet production is very environmentally unfriendly, so concrete is a relatively green process.