Polished concrete floors for kitchens

Written: April 10, 2019

Polished concrete floors for kitchens

The latest kitchen trends everywhere are not the newest voice activated speakers, but polished concrete floors. Homeowners are opting for the versatility and functionality of these custom concrete creations in their kitchen. Before you even think about getting these floors, weigh out these polished concrete pros and cons.

Pros of polished concrete

Low maintenance

One of the biggest  perks about polished concrete floors is it is low maintenance. It is not completely maintenance-free, but it is easier to maintain than other floors. There is no need for waxing or applying sealers.

Polished concrete floors are ideal for a busy kitchen that needs to be cleaned up quickly. . Homeowners just need to remove the dirt from the surface with a dry mop. You will need to mop the surfaces to remove any dirt or food particles.  

Customizability  

Just like a snowflake, no two polished concrete floors are the same. The possibilities of customizing polished concrete floors are endless. There are a wide variety of colors and textures. If your kitchen design is more rustic, you can customize the color to fit the warmth or even create a wood style concrete. Another possibility is to create a faux tile effect that can be etched or smoothed sheen.

Durability

Kitchens need floors that can withstand possible stains. Polished concrete’s protective layer makes it perfect against stains. When it is appropriately sealed, liquids will not make their way into the pores of the concrete and cause permanent stains. Not to mention, you will not have to worry about chipping or peeling.

Cons of polished concrete floors.

Needs to be installed by a professional

To get the flawless look of polished concrete floors, it is recommended to have concrete floors experts start and finish your flooring. They have the specialty to precisely create the proper concrete mixture that ensure your  floors will not crack over time. Choosing the proper sealer is no small task. Leave it to the Custom Concrete Creation professionals.

Can be cold.

Sure polished concrete can be cold on the feet, however, that does not mean there is not a solution for it. Getting a radiant heated floor installed with your polish concrete floors is necessary if you want to avoid cold feet. The good news is that concrete was made for heated floors. Say good-bye to cold toes.

Can be uncomfortable.

Polished concrete flooring is not the most comfortable on your feet for long periods of time. Your feet could start to feel the aches. The simple solution is to add a cushioned mat to where you plan to stand most of the time. Do not lose the opportunity to have the most durable floors available.

After weighing out the polished concrete pros and cons, contact Custom Concrete Creations. Our concrete flooring experts can design, install and protect the polished concrete floors of your dreams.

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Custom Concrete Creations is chosen to help facilitate projects because we are the preferred custom concrete floor company, not only in Omaha, but for the greater Midwest region. No project is too big or too small for our team of seasoned experts who use state-of-the-art equipment on each and every project. We help you achieve the look of your dreams and do not consider the job done until you are happy with the results. So give us a call or contact us for your custom concrete needs today!

 
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