floor – Contemporary elegance
is the latest and the newest material of choice for designers
and home decorators, as a tiling material. They can be stained,
painted or colored, and can be seen everywhere these days, because
of the elegance that they lend to the place. There are many advantages
of a concrete floor, which is why people prefer it to other tiling
materials like marble, mosaic and ceramic tiles.
floor – advantages
Following are some of the advantages of concrete flooring materials
Firstly they are very easy to maintain and clean
2. If you have a concrete floor under your feet, you do not need
carpets because they come in various patterns and designs, thus
lending a nice aesthetic look to your living room.
3. They are ideal for places with diverse climatic conditions.
4. They are very easy to replace and change, if you are bored
5. They come in different patterns, colors and stained materials,
so that gives a beautiful finish to the floor.
6. Another important advantage of concrete floors is that they
are durable, strong and long lasting. Also they are suitable for
patios, living rooms, walkways and, office lobbies etc.
7. And last but not the least; rough usage of concrete materials
is not a problem, because it can withstand any amount of roughness,
without actually spoiling the look of the floor, which is not
the case with other tile and floor materials.
these are some of the advantages that make concrete a desired
Generally these floors need to be installed by skilled workmen
and artisans. Installation includes pattern stamping, staining
etc. There are do-it-yourself videos that are available, which
you may consult, if you want to save the labor costs.
The cost varies from a quarter dollar to one dollar per square
feet. If you hire artisans then they charge roughly 1000$ or their
decided minimum cost. You can save on this if you do it your self.
The cost factor is also another advantage of using concrete flooring,
because it is very cost effective, and costs less as compared
to other flooring materials.
are many more flooring articles in our flooring
section. There is more specific information in the links at
the beginning of this article. They can guide you where you need
The difference is more than you think, or maybe not!
Carpet is best!
There is nothing like walking barefoot on great carpet
for Hardwood is easier than you think.
Just vacuum and you are done.