Are Concrete Floors Here to Stay?

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by

Concrete floors are becoming an increasingly popular option for floors in Carrollton TX, appealing to contemporary designers and homeowners in search of a modern design aesthetic. While some feel that concrete is not a material fit for a home or office, there are many benefits to this type of flooring option. We’re going to explore a few, and you can decide for yourself whether concrete floors are a fad, or if they’re here to stay!

One of the main benefits of concrete floors is its versatility. Contrary to popular belief, concrete floors are more than dull gray slabs. In fact, concrete floors can be engineered to mimic just about any flooring material. They can imitate high quality like marble and granite, as well as wood, brick, cobbles and ceramic tile. Can’t imagine passing on the real thing for concrete? Click here to learn about your many options for tile flooring here in Carrollton.

A second benefit of concrete floors is durability. Concrete floors are built to last for decades and all they need is to be sealed against staining. Regular maintenance only requires sweeping and the occasional light mopping. Maintenance of concrete floors the requires the same steps as maintenance for floors made of wood, stone or tile. Also, a concrete floor that’s properly sealed can successfully resist pet odors and will actively combat allergens.

Concrete can also be polished and patterned, as well as stamped, dyed and stained to produce a one-of-a-kind appearance. Stamping imprints a pattern into the concrete and needs to be done by a professional. Dyes work by reacting with the calcium hydroxide that’s found in the concrete while dyes penetrate the pores of the concrete. Often, they’re used together for rich, eye-catching patterns.

If you are looking for a more traditional option for your Texas home, CMA Flooring of Carrollton is here to help. As a flooring and design center operating since 1989, we have a wide selection of hardwood, tile and carpeting from the industry’s top brands. Contact us today for a free estimate or head down to our showroom to view our flooring samples!