Mechanically polished concrete and coated concrete floors are not just ideal for commercial uses. They are also perfect for certain residential applications. For example, if you were one of the many who experienced a burst pipe or flooded basement this year, these attractive and durable flooring options might just be the answer to your problems.
Here are some of the best ways to turn any concrete floor in your home into a highly functional and attractive floor.
Polished Concrete Floors in Basements
Mechanically polished concrete floors work spectacularly in basements. They are low maintenance, durable, attractive and eco-friendly. They are also extremely water resistant, so any standing water or spill can easily be mopped up without any damage to the underlying concrete. On top of this, they are stain and dirt resistant.
Since concrete finishes stand up so well to spills and other damage, they are unsurprisingly incredibly pet friendly. They withstand scratches from pets and won’t absorb odors. Additionally, they also absorb excess heat to cut down on energy bills. Mechanically polished concrete floors offer a sleek, shiny, contemporary look, but stains can also be added for color.
Epoxy floor coatings may also be a good alternative for your basement. These concrete coatings can also be customized to match the design of your home and result in a high performance, attractive floor.
Epoxy Coatings in Garages
If the inside of your home isn’t the right fit, your garage will undoubtedly benefit from concrete coatings. Epoxy coatings in garages are both attractive and functional. They are durable and resistant to chipping, abrasions, stains and moisture. Your garage will look fresh and new all year long!
Since epoxy flooring is so easy to clean, they are the perfect choice for busy homeowners. Simply mop up snow, salt and sand in winter, and sweep away dust and other debris in the summer.
Epoxy coatings come in a variety of colors to fit your preference. For a non-skid surface, slip-resistant aggregate can also be added.
For more information on updating the look and functionality of your basement or garage, contact us today.