UPDATED: Factors to Consider When Choosing Concrete Floors

Concrete floors are one of the best flooring solutions you can choose for commercial buildings. Concrete offers a number of great advantages, including low maintenance, longevity, and return on investment. Concrete floors also come in a variety of different colors and designs, are customizable, and can even reduce your buildings’ energy usage. Concrete floors are a smart and affordable investment. 

At Custom Concrete Creations, we specialize in installing polished concrete floors in commercial properties. From restaurants to schools, churches to retail stores, we have done it all! With so much concrete flooring experience, we understand how difficult it can be to choose the perfect concrete floors for your space. That is why we have highlighted below some factors to consider when choosing new concrete floors!


Concrete coloring can be done by either using pigments or stains. Pigments are easily added to the mixer with the other concrete ingredients. Pigments are confined to browns or tans although other colors such as blue, green and gray are also available. Concrete staining is done using acids or water-based acrylics. Acid staining provides similar colors to pigment staining, browns and tans. If you want to achieve a variety of colors such as black or white, then you should use water-based acrylic stains. A sealer is required in all cases to prevent the color from fading. 


Like in any other case, you get what you pay for. Custom concrete designs with features like embedded glass, divider strips, multiple colors and textures cost more money. However, if you decide to use a basic design, the prices are more affordable. Most companies charge per square meter, so the size of your space will also determine the overall cost.


Concrete flooring is charged per square meter, and since some finishes are more expensive than others, the size of your space, as well as your budget, can determine the type of finish you choose. Troweling, which is basically smoothing concrete, is more affordable for large industrial spaces. 


Lastly, it’s essential that you keep in mind your building and what it is specifically used for. Always consider the amount of foot traffic you will see on a daily basis. If you have a lot of foot traffic, you need to choose concrete floors with additional slip resistance to avoid accidents. Concrete floors with a broom finish are more slip-resistant compared to other finishes. For a more luxurious finish, polished concrete floors with a marble stain are a good option. You should take into consideration what types of activities will happen on this surface and what would be the most appropriate material. 

Choosing concrete floors can be difficult, but it doesn’t need to be. Be sure to consider all of these factors, as well as talk with a polished concrete floors expert to ensure you are making the right choice!

At Custom Concrete Creations, we offer durable and affordable concrete flooring options that will certainly suit your needs. If you are interested in learning more about our custom polished concrete floors services, be sure to visit our website or contact us today!