Concrete floors are popular since they provide a modern, easy to care for surface. The range of decorative staining coloring and coatings make it possible to create beautifully designed, seamless concrete floor that can be used inside (garages, entry ways, basements, etc) or outside to beautify a residence or business property.
Concrete Flooring Pros
Easy to maintain. Epoxy floors concrete floors are easy to clean, all you need is a broom or mop to clear off dirt and spills. To keep a concrete floor looking beautiful seal or wax it every 3-9 months.
Design Options. Concrete floors can be stained, polished and coated with and densifiers or covered with metallic epoxy overlayments, aka microtoppings. Any of these concrete floor finishings give concrete floors color and character and will turn a concrete floor into a show piece. For example, the creative use of metallic seamless overlays can create unique cement floors as shown in the picture of a blue, swirled floor to the left.
Heated Floor. When installing a new concrete you can add electrical cables or water pipes to provide floors with radiant heat.
Durability. Concrete or cement floors are very hard so they withstand traffic and weight very well. Regular wear things like shoes or pet claws won’t harm concrete flooring.
Concrete Flooring Cons
Moisture. Is a major issue in the concrete industry if there is moisture migrating under concrete it can cause issues with freeze thaw and if a coating or paint is installed on a concrete surface
Cracking. Concrete may crack, even if professionally installed due to temperature changes, settling, and water migration. Colored overlays can help hide minor concrete cracking on structurally sound concrete.
Concrete Repair Specialists is located just north of Pittsburgh and we serve the Southwestern Pennsylvania area. Contact us today (online or call 724-773-8001) to learn more about concrete floors and their design options.