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Back Understanding Concrete Floors: The Good and the Bad


Concrete floors have been around a long time, but do you really understand what makes them useful, or in some cases, an unattractive option? Before you strip up your existing flooring and replace it with a concrete one, let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons that are associated with this particular type of flooring option.

The Pros of Concrete Flooring:

Durability

Concrete is probably the most durable material for any kind of building, especially warehouses and garages. The weight of forklifts or other vehicles is commonplace in these areas, and concrete handles this task perfectly.

The fact that it’s difficult to damage or put excess weight on concrete floors means that they tend to last a very long time, saving money and hassle in the long haul.

Minimal Maintenance

Maintaining the longevity of a concrete floor mainly comes down to sealing or waxing it every three to nine months, depending on how trafficked the floor is. Otherwise, using a cleaning agent with a mop is sufficient for the upkeep of the surface area.

An Earth-Conscious Choice

Because any given floor typically has an existing layer of concrete subfloor, there’s no need to create a new material during the installation process. All that is required is the process of removing whatever material exists, then pouring the concrete floor.

Versatility

If, at a later date, a different material is something you might consider, it’s possible to install another floor surface. Given proper maintenance, this kind of versatility is a huge plus.

The Cons of Concrete Flooring:

Unforgiving Strength

There’s such a thing as too hard, especially around fragile things and people. Older folks may be keen to stay away from such a hard surface to avoid breaking something.

Lack of Comfort

If standing on concrete is something that will be done a lot, then perhaps give a softer, more feet-friendly surface more consideration.

Cold and Susceptible to Moisture

Not only does concrete not insulate well, it hardly retains any heat at all. Beyond that, it can grow mould, mildew, or even crack due to the fact that it’s susceptible to moisture.

There you have it! With this list of pros and cons, you are well-equipped to make the best possible decision regarding your new floor.


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