Five Benefits of Having Concrete Floors

Written: July 03, 2019

Five Benefits of Having Concrete Floors

Custom concrete floors are a very popular flooring option in both residential and commercial environments. However, there are a lot of important benefits to having concrete floors that many people are not aware of. Concrete flooring is very versatile; you can do a lot with it. 

 

Here are five of the most significant benefits of concrete floors you should be aware of.

 

1. Concrete floors are very durable

 

One of the best things about concrete floors is that they are more durable than other flooring materials such as wood, sandstone, ceramic tiles and porcelain. Because concrete is so durable and resilient, it is very difficult to damage it from scratches, scuffs or falling objects. Concrete is a very robust material that offers long-lasting results that can't be obtained from other flooring material types. It can withstand pressure from heavy equipment, such as cars, trucks, forklifts and stacked crates. These are some reasons why it is a very popular option in many commercial and industrial settings.

 

2. Requires little maintenance

 

Another important benefit of having concrete floors is that they require very little maintenance to keep them in good shape. Concrete has a surface that is scratch-resistant, and spills (oil or liquid) can easily be cleaned up from concrete floors. Through buffing, polished concrete floors are very easy to clean in both residential and commercial environments, and they will boost the aesthetic appearance of your room while also increasing the lifespan of your floors.

 

3. Environment-friendly

 

Compared to other flooring materials such as wood, concrete production is more friendly to the environment and requires no use of trees or mining for stones. Concrete also does not contain any volatile organic compounds that are found in carpets, engineered wood or floor materials made of plastic. Concrete also will not attract mold or mildew. Not only does this save and preserve the environment, but it also prevents allergens from becoming present in your home or business. 

 

4. Longevity & Adaptability 

 

In addition to the fact that concrete is a very versatile material, it also offers a wide variety of flooring design options. Custom concrete can be shaped into many different textures and shapes before it dries, and it provides longevity that's ideal for many different environments. Also, concrete flooring doesn’t always mean it has to be that ugly grey color, in fact, concrete has almost endless design flexibility. These floors can last between 50 to 100 years, assuming they are properly maintained. 

 

5. Concrete is economical

 

Concrete floors are relatively cheap and only cost about  two to eight-dollars per square foot, while other more expensive flooring materials can cost between five to eight-dollars per square foot. This has allowed many homeowners and business owners to save enough money to implement different creative colors and application techniques to create floors that are unique to the look and feel of their home or business. 

 

Concrete flooring comes with numerous benefits for both commercial and residential properties. Custom Concrete Creations specializes in polished concrete flooring for commercial, industrial, and residential clients throughout the Midwest. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer. 

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