Concrete floors are becoming an increasingly popular commercial floor choice, and for great reasons! Concrete floors are durable, easy to maintain, and one of the most sustainable options available. Did we mention that they are also energy efficient and have been seen to improve workplace productivity? These are some of the many reasons why concrete floors are a top commercial flooring option!
When choosing concrete flooring, you may be blown away by the number of different options there are. On top of the concrete coatings themselves, you also have to consider the design of your building, and which colors, patterns and textures you want to go with as well. Finding the perfect concrete floor for your space can be harder than you think.
At Custom Concrete Creations, our polished concrete specialists have worked on a number of commercial flooring projects and are experienced with every type of concrete floor. From installation to maintenance, we are here to provide you with quality flooring. Below, we go over some things you should always consider when choosing concrete floors for your commercial building.
Concrete is given color by either dyes or stains. Dyes are easily added to the mixer with the other concrete ingredients. Dyes come in almost any color imaginable and perform amazing indoors. 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.
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.
Textured floors are used to provide a specific type of finish to a space. Stamped concrete allows you to achieve different designs without having to use the specific building materials required. For instance, you can get a brick finish by stamping concrete.
When choosing new concrete floors for your building, be sure you are considering all of these factors to ensure you are making the best decision for your space and needs!
If you are ever in need of concrete flooring services or have any questions about what we do, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are happy to help you with your next concrete project!