Benefits Of Concrete Flooring
Concrete flooring offers many benefits including durability, elegance, energy savings, low maintenance, and water resistance. Here is a brief explanation of the advantages of installing this type of flooring in your residential or commercial building with the help of a competent concrete contractor.
Acid-stained concrete floors provide strong resistance to wear. Due to their high compressive strength which is greater than 4,000 psi, they do not flake, buckle, or warp. When they are installed correctly, these floors do not fade, peel or get discolored. This means that heavy human traffic, children, or pets cannot damage this kind of floor. Hence, you may never need to carry out a repair or replacement if your floor is professionally installed. The lifespan of this type of floor exceeds those of other floor coverings like hardwood, tiles, or carpeting.
Beauty and Elegance
With professional design and installation, it is possible to turn floors made of concrete into elegant masterpieces. Concrete is receptive to acid stains. Thus, it is easy to produce floors that look like very expensive materials including marble, travertine, granite, and flagstone. A simple single-color acid stain can produce a unique blend of texture and tone that will fit perfectly into various interior designs. In fact, many natural stone floors can be re-produced with acid coloring coupled with concrete stenciling and sawing techniques.
Concrete has a unique property known as thermal mass. This means that it has a large capacity to take in, store, and gradually release either heat or cold. Hence, concrete’s thermal mass helps to regulate indoor temperature, thereby decreasing the load on air conditioning, heating and ventilating equipment. However, the energy savings from concrete only comes when it is exposed. Covering it with tiles, carpeting or hardwood usually reflects and dissipates both cool and warm air. But concrete’s thermal mass provides energy savings of between 15 to 25 percent annually. To enhance the energy savings, we help our clients to install radiant heating. Radiant heating emits heat to people, furniture, and other objects in a room without elevating room temperature.
In addition to the energy savings, floors made out of concrete need minimal maintenance to preserve their beauty and elegance. Unlike carpets that need frequent cleaning, tiles that require regular cleaning of grout lines, and hardwood floors that need regular waxing, concrete only requires sweeping and mopping. Buffing and polishing may be required in high traffic areas but this can be done quickly. Additionally, concrete allows you to simply wipe off any liquid when it spills and it does not produce stains or odors.
Acid-stained concrete is not adversely affected by water. This is in contrast to other floor coverings like carpeting that grows mold, tiles that de-laminate, and wood that decays. When acid-stained floors or decorative concrete overlays are professionally installed, they can easily withstand the effects of high humidity, water spills, and flooding. That is why they are the best option for basement floors. They will withstand the excess dampness found in many basements and the flooding that occurs due to very severe rainstorms.
Cost Of Concrete Flooring
A concrete floor is cost effective than any other type of flooring. With us, expect to pay $2-$10 per square foot depending on the complexity of your floor. Our decorative concrete floor installations are fairly cost effective especially if you have a ready slab that only requires polishing, application of a decorative overlay or coating, or staining.
If you need a mid-range concrete floor, expect to pay $8-$16, while you might pay $16-$35 for high-end designs per square foot. The main factors that can drive up the price include:
- The type of skill required
- The use of custom or multiple colors and,
- Complexity of designs and patterns
Why Choose AAA Concreting For All Your Concrete Flooring Solutions?
- Licensed and insured
Types of Concrete Flooring We Construct
Polished Concrete Floors
We can polish your concrete floor to a gleaming shine and create a ‘waxed appeal’ without necessarily having to wax. We have invested in heavy polishing machines that will grind your concrete floor surface until it is smooth and shinier than diamond.
Scored Concrete Floors
We have circular saws that will make small cuts in your existing concrete, hence creating beautiful geometric patterns and designs. our goal is to create custom scored floors hence we actively involve you in the whole process from start to finish, therefore, ensuring we produce the concrete floor you have always desired.
Sealed Concrete Floors
Do you want to protect your floor from aggressive weathers? Are abrasives, stains, and water damaging the enviable beauty of your floor? At AAA Concreting, we can apply an efficient sealer over your concrete floor, thus ensuring it is protected for life, and its astounding beauty is maintained.
Whether you need colored or clear concrete sealers, we have them all. Our concrete sealers will not only make your floor easy to clean and maintain, but it will also make it slip resistant. This ensures that you and your loved ones are protected from unforeseen accidents that might occur in the course of doing house or office chores.
Stamped Concrete Floors
We can stamp existing concrete with a pattern, which will give your floor the appearance of naturally worn and textured materials such as brick, slate, tile, stone, and wood planks.
Stained Concrete Floors
Our concrete staining process results into floors that mimic materials such as stained wood, stone, brick, and marble. We are aware that your concrete floor is different from others in the neighborhood hence we guarantee 100% uniqueness while staining your concrete floor.
Basically, we apply two main types of concrete stains:
- Reactive staining
These are acidic and water-based stains that are easy to apply. They come in array of colors; hence you can choose the color that best suits your floor.
With metallic salts that reacts with lime contained in the concrete, our stain will permanently bond with the concrete, ensuring that your floor will never chip off or peel.
- Non-reactive staining
These are acrylic water-based stains that will efficiently penetrate the surface of your concrete floor, but will leave some particles in its open pores. We also provide a broad range of colors to choose from. Our non-reactive stains will leave a stunning uniform and opaque color of your concrete floor, making it the most admirable piece of modern art in your premises.
Other flooring options we provide include:
- Dyed concrete floors
- Painted concrete floors
- Integral colored floors
- Concrete floors with a colored surface material
Additionally, AAA concreting can
Apply stamp patterns, and new top layer into the surface of your concrete floor, resulting into a floor that resembles natural stone.
- Apply non-skid technology finish on your concrete floor
- Reseal existing concrete floors, and restore their stunning aesthetic potential
- Enhance pool surrounds, all steps, and other areas in your backyard with a broad range of textured overlays
- Augment an epoxy coating to your concrete floor in a number of finishes
Request for More Information or a Free Quote
For additional information on the reasons why you should install concrete floors in your home or commercial building, please gives us a call now. We are experts in concrete design and installation and we can answer any question you have about this unique type of flooring. You may also request for a free quote or make a booking for any of our services. We are fully prepared to provide high quality service that will exceed your expectations.
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