3 Reasons Why Polished Concrete Flooring is Ideal for Modern Homes

3 Reasons Why Polished Concrete Flooring is Ideal for Modern Homes


 

Stigmatised on the one hand, celebrated on the other. The use of polished concrete flooring receives diverse reactions from people. Some folks think it gives a factory or prison-like feel at home. Others find it aesthetically pleasing, versatile, and beneficial to their daily lives.

1. You don’t need to lay traditional floor covering material

Polish the surface of the concrete slab (the foundation of the house) and you have no need to use new materials. Sand, polish, and seal the concrete until it looks elegant enough for a habitable space.

2. Cleaning it is not tricky

Concrete is not as vulnerable to damage as solid timber, laminates, and natural stone flooring. You only need soap and water to clean concrete floors. Dust mop the floor every day using a microfiber pad to keep dirt, dust, and allergens off the floor.

3. You can customise it to a look that you want


Polished concrete flooring is fit for homeowners who their spaces to be unique. It’s a versatile material to work with.

For example, polish the concrete until it’s as smooth as marble or granite. The process will result in a floor with a brilliant and mirror-like finish. It’s a great alternative if you can’t afford expensive tiles. Best part? You don’t need a high-gloss coating to achieve this look.

You can also stain concrete floors to create a finish that’s complementary to your home’s overall architecture. Builders can give you concrete floors of different colours and design. Below is a living room with a white, polished concrete flooring.

Builders have application techniques which give the floor some texture and depth. They can etch it to make it look like a tile, stamp it to make it look like wood or natural stone, or give it an elegant, faux marble effect finish.

Polished concrete also looks nice with 3D wallpapers or actual stone veneer walls. It accentuates the wall’s texture and industrial or rustic appeal.

Source : Super Draft

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