Concrete isn’t just for sidewalks anymore; concrete is now a stylish choice for low maintenance and beautiful indoor flooring.
Concrete floors are durable and easy to clean, and when properly sealed the resist water quite well. You can go textured, use colors or stains, and a trending indoor flooring option is Epoxy or Metallic Epoxy.
The Concrete Flooring Process
Existing carpet or tile is removed and the bare concrete is profiled with a grinding machine. A moisture barrier is installed to prevent moisture from moving up though the slab and causing Epoxy failure as well as providing a primer for the final Epoxy coating.
A wide variety of colors can be used to achieve a solid or “bowling ball” appearance. A polyurethane top coat is then applied to protect the Epoxy coating from normal traffic.
A word of caution however, no top coat can protect from abuse such as dragging heavy furniture over it. Care must be taken to avoid these types of deep scratches. They can be fixed, but at a added expense to the owner.