CON­CRETE

The dar­ling of the mod­ern in­dus­trial aes­thetic, con­crete screed floors have, in re­cent years, gained plenty of trac­tion. While they do in­deed look amaz­ing in com­bi­na­tion with other ma­te­ri­als like wood and pat­terned per­anakan tiles, spe­cial care has to be

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VER­SA­TILE AND MOD­ERN

Of­ten used as part of the well-loved in­dus­trial aes­thetic, con­crete screed floors are also great for con­tem­po­rary in­te­ri­ors that in­clude high-end tufted chairs, plush so­fas, and smooth vel­vets. Its flex­i­bil­ity as a ma­te­rial means it can eas­ily be in­cor­po­rated to any aes­thetic you so de­sire.

Durable and easy to main­tain

Be­cause con­crete is strong and sturdy, you’ll find pets and heels don’t dent the sur­face. All it needs is re­ally just a seal and wax ev­ery 3 – 9 months, to re­tain a pro­tec­tive layer.

WILL LAST YOU DECADES

When prop­erly main­tained, con­crete floor will last you a very long time. To this end, you won’t need to worry about the woes of retil­ing and such.

MAY SUF­FER WA­TER DAM­AGE

Be­cause con­crete is in­her­ently por­ous, some con­cerns arise as to wa­ter dam­age and its ef­fect on your floors. When ex­posed to wa­ter, damp spots might arise, so you’ll want to keep your floors prop­erly sealed.

A HARD FALL TO SUF­FER

As tough as it is to crack, con­crete is a dif­fi­cult sur­face to fall on, so you’ll want to be care­ful when walk­ing so as to avoid in­juries.

SUB­JECT TO CRACK­ING

When ex­posed to tem­per­a­ture, mois­ture, and set­tling changes, your con­crete floor might just crack over time.

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