Is concrete a good option for flooring? Is it durable?


#1

My friend just got her apartment done and she recommends using concrete flooring.


#2

Of course! Concrete is a good option if you want clean and sturdy flooring. It has a few drawbacks though… Let’s go step by step…

On the plus side, It is a durable material, so it can be used without any worry of your heels making a mark or your furniture leaving a line. A polished concrete will not leave its shine unlike in the case of wood and carpets which gradually become discolored and you also do not have to worry about any stains from spills.

It is also extremely versatile and weather-proof, it can be used in kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms. It is easy to maintain since it is laid down in a single sheet just an easy sweep and wipe will do the work! It can be easily customized into your choice of color, texture and pattern.

Now for the negatives… Concrete is a heavy material, so consult an engineer before installing as all parts and joints might not be able to withstand its weight. Although things falling on it wont leave a dent, but items falling on it might shatter and it might also lead to severe injuries in children and elders in-case of a fall.

Standing on concrete for a longer time might get uncomfortable, especially during winters when it becomes very cold walking barefoot becomes impossible.

The worst downside of concrete flooring is that it absorbs moisture! This makes it useless for homes next to water bodies or cities with lots of rain. The dampness will leave a stain.

But regardless of these issues which can be resolved, concrete is a nice choice for modern apartments owing to it’s advantages.

If you are still not sure about which material to use for flooring, get in touch with one of our experts!