Concrete. Just functional, grey, hard stuff right? Wrong. Concrete flooring has come a long way since its initial lacklustre days, with polished concrete floors now a favourite for both domestic and commercial use. But why is it so popular, is it worthy of its hype and – more importantly – is it the right choice for your home?
At Quest Flooring, we believe it is and here we take a closer look at just some of the key benefits this flexible flooring solution can offer in a domestic setting.
Top 5 reasons you won’t regret polished concrete:
- It looks great
Obviously, we have to start with this – because it really does! Banish the idea of flat, dull, grey and instead visualise a polished on-trend look that adds appeal to any room. This flooring is also available in a range of textured effects and colours – so you can personalise it to suit your home creating an urban, contemporary feel.
- It’s hard-wearing
Whether it’s the pets, the kids, high heels or your furniture, floors have to withstand a lot but a concrete floor is virtually impossible to damage.
Formally reserved for intensive industrial use, concrete has more than proved itself as a robust and durable flooring choice. Great for all areas of the home but particularly good for high traffic areas such as kitchens and hallways. And, with a preference towards open plan living these days, many people choose to run polished concrete flooring throughout their home to create a continuous look and flow to their interiors.
- It’s low maintenance
Modern lives are busy and you want a home that looks great but that doesn’t take all your spare time to keep it looking that way. Polished concrete floors require minimal effort and are easy to clean and maintain. Simple mopping, brushing or hoovering – as with any other type of flooring in the home – is all that is required. With the added bonus that any marks or spills can be easily wiped away in seconds, with no lasting damage.
- It’s versatile
So we already know that polished concrete can be used in domestic and commercial settings but did you realise it can also be used in the garden?
It makes a great looking alternative to flagstones or decking and its hard-wearing qualities make it perfect for withstanding the extremes of the UK’s weather. What’s more it’s classified as a low-slip surface, making it a safe option too.
- It’s affordable
Polished concrete can create a similar look to that of high-end materials such as granite and marble – but without the hefty price tag. All too often ‘popular’ flooring is overpriced only to under deliver. Not so with polished concrete. This sleek and stylish finish is made yet more attractive by the fact it is resilient and low maintenance making it a solid and cost-effective choice for your home.
And, if that’s not enough to convince you, then perhaps the fact that it is easy to change your mind will. Concrete flooring is often the base layer of any new floor – so if, in years to come, you decide carpet or laminate are more your style, it couldn’t be easier to make the switch. Simply lay your new flooring straight over the top, with minimal fuss.
So, whether it’s for personal or business use, polished concrete flooring is a great all-purpose flooring option. Here at Quest Flooring, we are leading flooring contractors, to find out how we could help with your project or for expert advice, talk to the team on 01925 737 369, email email@example.com or complete our online enquiry form.