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Popular Types of Concrete Floors

By Ben Lager Subscribe to RSS | April 2nd 2012 | Views:
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Concrete floors are becoming more popular among people due to its durable and elegant nature. There are different types of concrete floors that are mainly used for driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, and interior flooring. Each concrete floor type has its own beauty, durability and versatility. Hence, it is important to know more about the latest types of concrete floors that are used widely throughout the world.

Some popular types of concrete floors are listed below:

Stamped concrete floors:

Stamped concrete floors are one of the popular decorative concrete floors that are used commonly for patios, sidewalks and driveways due to its elegant texture and durability. When stamped concrete floors came into existence, there were only a few choices of design and colors, but now they are available in a wide range of designs including slate, flagstone, brick, stone, wood, tile and many other patterns.

Stamping the three dimensional patterns into colored concrete must be done only by an expert professional because poorly designed or improperly constructed stamped concrete patios will not reveal its beauty. Another added advantage of stamped concrete floor is that it’s virtually maintenance-free.

Stained concrete floors:

Stained concrete floors is a popular way to enhance the appearance of the floor using stained concrete. If your concrete floor is not up to your expectation then apply acrylic or acid stains to the concrete surface to create a natural stone look. Now, you can find a wide range of acid stains and colors to improve the beauty of the floor. Stain concrete is gaining recognition among the people due to its cost effective and decorative nature.

Polished concrete floors:

Polished concrete floors are not just elegant but durable too. Since, polished concrete flooring method uses that materials already present it is considered to a good sustainable design flooring method. Another flexible feature of polished concrete flooring is that if you are not satisfied with the beauty of the concrete floor, you can make use of acid stains to enhance its look.

Painted concrete floors:

Painting is another option available to improve the outlook of the floor. When comparing to other flooring methods, painting concrete floors is expensive and requires careful examination of the surface before painting to get a perfect finish.

Concrete sealers:

Concrete sealers are not used to enhance the appearance of the concrete floors but to protect the concrete from corrosion.

These are some popular types of concrete floors that are used widely for driveways, patios and interior flooring.

Ben Lager - About Author:
Ben has experience in Commercial Concrete and Artistic Concrete creations and has been writing for the Kansas City Concrete & Review with KCMetro.com for over 3 years now. He is an expert in the polished concrete floors arena and has written many articles regarding decorative concrete driveways and stamped concrete patios in the past.

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