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Concrete vs. Traditional Flooring

Flooring makes up 50% of any building’s ambience. Before the wall decor, furniture, and home or office accessories, what calls out when you step into a building is the floor. For designers or homeowners, it's an important decision to make when trying to figure out whether to settle for concrete or traditional flooring.

With many aspects to consider like the pricing, availability of the materials, the heating of the floor, the colour, and much more, it is a tough decision to make.

So, if you’re building a home, office space or business premises, you’re probably wondering which type of floors to use. Well, there are several reasons why concrete flooring would be most recommendable flooring than traditional flooring

1. Concrete Flooring is a Concrete Mix

Some may mix the concrete with stone or gravel, depending on how they like it. On the other hand, traditional flooring uses more wood-like hardwoods, engineering wood, and so on, hence increasing overhead costs of construction.

2. Cost

Concrete flooring is affordable. A bag of cement for concrete is relatively minimal in price. The materials used for making concrete floor (cement, sand, and gravel) are easily accessible and affordable. Usually, you don't have to strain to acquire them, making this a very handy solution for everyone.

3. Versatile

Another reason why concrete flooring would be a good choice is that it's easy to deal with if you wake up one day and decide you don't want a certain colour for your floor. With concrete flooring, you don't need to fret! It's easy to change or add colour to your floor: Just paint the colour you want. While building, you can also finish your flooring in various ways like stains, aggregates, textured, dyed, or glassy. It's all up to you.

Also, concrete flooring is so easy to redecorate or renovate. You can have an overlay concrete flooring on top of hard flooring. In case you want to change the use of a building and you want a particular colour or design, or even a logo on the floor of a premise, all you have to do is add an overlay concrete flooring.

4. Easy to Clean

You want your indoors or even outdoors to be sparkly clean at all times. You would want a floor that can take less amount of time to clean and concrete flooring is an ideal choice. It is so easy to clean and you don't have to worry about stains especially if you have kids in their terrible twos, pets, or you do work that involves spills like baking or making jams or sauces. Concrete flooring can always be cleaned without having to worry about stains. Also, it can be used in any part of the house; kitchen, living room, kids room, or even outdoors.

5. Retains Heat

You would also want to reconsider the warmth/coolness of flooring in your house or premises. With concrete flooring, heat is absorbed quickly hence the cost of heating the floor during cold weather is minimal. It also loses heat relatively quickly so you don't have to worry about an overheated floor during the hot weather season.

6. Prone to Hazards

Wouldn't you want a floor that you don't have to worry about no matter the kind of danger that arises? Concrete is fire resistant and also water-resistant. Therefore, if you live in a bushfire or flood-prone area, you don't have to worry about your floor being washed away every time it floods.

7. Environmentally Friendly

For Environmental activists, concrete flooring is especially for you - no need for environmental destruction by cutting down and destroying the environment to have a wooden floor in your home. Concrete flooring is eco-friendly and that's why concrete flooring is a sure bet.

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