Many people have seen stamped concrete patios and pool surrounds. There is a good reason for this: it’s both elegant and durable when installed properly. Not to mention that it is a safe flooring for those areas. However, people may not realize that there are indoor rooms that can benefit with stamped concrete floors. For instance:
Few places see more action than the kitchen. There is a lot of traffic there every day, and it is very prone to messes involving puddles of water. That means that it needs a floor that looks good and remains comfortable while taking a daily beating. Stamped concrete lasts for over 25 years if it is properly installed and maintained, and the only thing that you need to do to keep it going strong is to re-seal it once every 3 or so years. With the seal on, it only needs sweeping and wet mopping with maybe a mild detergent, so it won’t take up your day when you want to clean house and have guests over.
This is another area where the durability of concrete shines. Sun rooms are partially outdoors, so dirt and grime easily gets ground into the flooring surfaces, and the constant pounding of the sun’s UV rays can bleach the color out of materials. Sealed stamped concrete resists staining and can handle a heavy traffic load for years. You don’t have to worry about the ground underneath the sun room settling or shifting either, as stamped concrete stays in one solid block regardless of the ground underneath it. There won’t be any pieces coming loose as there is with nailed down wooden boards.
The un-fussy surface of stamped concrete is perfect for the room where you and the guests gather regularly hang out. Spills from your visitors are easily swept away without leaving long term damage to the flooring so you can relax when company comes over. It is also an economical choice for a room that you might be already spending a great deal on to make comfortable.
If you think one or more of your rooms that could benefit from stamped concrete flooring, contact us. Flores Decorative Concrete is a small family-owned business that prides itself in giving homes the look their owners crave.