You may be surprised to hear this, but more and more homeowners have been switching to concrete floors – inside their homes. It’s true, while many people often associate concrete floors with being “cold” or “industrial”, the fact remains that the material of concrete allows it to take on a beautiful and polished sheen that can come in many colors. When first seeing a concrete floor in the home, many people are blown away with how elegant, beautiful, and warm a concrete floor can look. In addition to the aesthetics, here are some benefits to why concrete staining is beneficial.
Concrete floors can be sustainable if you use a slab of concrete that is already in existence. Concrete can be used from garages or basements or anywhere else for that matter. After the concrete is sanded down, polished, and sealed, it look as if it was made especially for your kitchen, living room or any other area you choose to put the concrete. Another benefit to using stained concrete in your home is the fact that there is little to no maintenance. All you would need to do is regularly mop the floor with soapy water. It is, however, recommended that a baseboard or molding is installed along with the concrete. This ensures that nothing is left behind in the crevice where the floor meets the wall. A baseboard also creates a more finished and polished look as well. Using stained concrete is also economical, especially in comparison to granite or hardwood floors. On average, the cost to polish a plain gray slab of concrete is around $2 to $6 per square foot. Because of the concrete’s natural texture, polishing allows for the subtle cracks and tonal differences to take on a stone like and natural feel. If you wish to add a more elaborate stain to your floor, it is still economical with more expensive polishes going for $5 to $8 per foot. These are just a few of the reasons to consider adding stained concrete to your home.