Color, durability and cost are factors we must decide before finalizing on a new floor. This can lead to settling for the cheapest floor with the ugliest color.
Decorative concrete flooring can be the perfect solution. Concrete has been around for hundreds of years and by far the strongest most durable mix of chemicals. The history of concrete shows the the timeline of concrete that started in 3000 B.C. with the Egyptian pyramids.
Decorative Concrete contractors use various chemicals to design concrete for less than the cost of other flooring materials. Concrete can also be made slip resistant to protect from falls and waterproof to protect your new flooring from mother nature.
Decorative concrete has also been featured on HGTV and consumers are discovering new ways to incorporate concrete designs in home remodeling. According to market watch this flooring trend isnt stopping anytime soon and is expected to grow significanlty by 2026.
The most popular ways to incorporate decorative concrete is concrete patios, garage floor epoxy, commercial floors, pool decks and counter tops. The following are some of the latest trends in Decorative concrete in 2019.
The fastest and most popular ways to use decorative concrete is on garage floors. You will not only get that showroom look but epoxy flooring helps to keep your garage floor clean by resisting oil, grease and chemicals. Most garage floors have stains or cracks that can be hidden with epoxy flooring.
Stamped concrete can give your patio the look of any expensive stone at a cheaper price. The process includes add a texture to the concrete that resembles tile, wood, flagstone, cobblestone or others and allowing it to set. Finally a stamped tool is used to achieve the look of individual floor pieces. Stamped designing is so versatile the possibilities are endless.
Overlays are a great option for worn out, damaged concrete which uses a coat of concrete to achieve desired look. This can save you from having to tear out current concrete or a desired design.
Polished Concrete floors are ideal for commercial and industrial since they can withstand heavy traffic, highly durable, reflective, clean look and low maintainability. The process of polishing can include grinding concrete to a certain extent to achieve desired look then adding and buffering out the polished coat.