Concrete Floor: Pros and Cons

There was a time when concrete was purely for nasty garages with oil spills. Now concrete floors are in, it's time to examine the pros and cons of this functional, chic mode of flooring.

Concrete is Stain-Resistant and Durable

Sealed concrete is simple to clean. Just wipe or mop, and the spill is gone. The porous nature of unsealed concrete, however, will absorb stains. Make sure that you use a stain and seal on your concrete floors to avoid accumulating permanent stains to your floors.

Concrete is Attractive

Concrete needn't be grey and lifeless - it now comes in a number of stains and textures: you can even get it embossed! Want a faux-hardwood look? How about tile? It's all possible.

Concrete is Cheap

Concrete flooring is approximately half the cost of hardwood. However, by installing a concrete floor yourself mistakes can be costly. If you're unsure of how to correctly install a concrete floor, it's best to hire a professional.

Concrete is Heat-Retaining

Concrete is slow to warm or cool. In winter however, you may need to use rugs.  You may also wish to consider under-floor heating.