Every flooring method has its advantages and disadvantages. Today we will discuss the problems with certain flooring options and how installing custom concrete instead may be the best decision for your commercial, industrial, or residential space.
Disadvantages of Carpet
Depending on your lifestyle and the amount of foot traffic, carpet often requires a high amount of maintenance. You have to constantly vacuum them, deep clean or shampoo them and remove stains that can end up being permanent. Carpet is also a very sensitive floor covering due to its tendency to retain dirt, debris, and stains. This flooring category is also highly susceptible to allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, and mold. Those who have allergies and respiratory issues typically do not benefit from carpet. Because more carpets are manufactured synthetically, they also tend to have a shorter lifespan than other flooring types.
Disadvantages of Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors require maintenance every 3 to 4 years to maintain its original finish, and possibly more often in those areas of the home with high traffic. The cost of polishing and labor can skyrocket and leave your wallet hurting without the proper preparation and planning. If you are in an area that is prone to termites, regular maintenance is also required to prevent termite attacks. Water is also extremely damaging to hardwood floors, and should be avoided if at all possible. This type of flooring is also extremely susceptible to scratching caused by a number of things, including everyday wear and tear.
Disadvantages of Ceramic Floor Tile
Ceramic floor tiles are extremely hard and uncomfortable to stand on. This type of flooring cannot be softened, which means that it may not be suited for environments where people are forced to be standing for long periods of time such as a commercial spaces. Ceramic tile flooring is also not insulated as well as other kinds of flooring. Installation of tile can be a time consuming and difficult process, because tiles are hard and heavy along with grout and the other steps involved as well. Because installation is so labor intensive, it can be very expensive, raising the price of the job by as much as 25 to 50 percent!
Because of the many problems associated with other flooring methods, plenty of business and homeowners choose to reap the benefits of polished and epoxy concrete floors. Here are just a few of the many benefits of polished concrete:
No waxing, coating, or stripping needed
Allergen, mold, and mildew resistant
Increases reflectivity due to light
Abrasion and stain-resistant
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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!