choosing the flooring for your lifestyle

The flooring that you install in your home should last several years before you even have to consider replacement. If your flooring isn't lasting that long, chances are, you aren't choosing the type of flooring that will fit into your lifestyle very well. This blog is all about choosing flooring that will fit into your lifestyle and last you many, many years before you have to rip it up and replace it. You will also find tips for keeping it looking like new as it survives the abuse that your family, friends and pets put it through during the course of the year.

How You Can Incorporate Concrete Into Your Home


When you think of concrete, you may just think of the concrete sidewalks that line your neighborhood. Although concrete is used in more commercial settings, more and more homeowners are having it incorporated into their houses to add a more unique, industrial vibe to their home overall. If you want to add a bit of interest and appeal to your interior design without having to spend a small fortune, then concrete may be the ultimate way to go. But how you incorporate it is key because if there is too much, then it may be a bit overwhelming to the eye. 


If you have brand-new concrete flooring laid in your house, it can give off a really clean and modern vibe to your home, especially if it extends across your entire main floor. The tricky thing with using concrete as flooring, though, is that it can stain like other materials so you will want to have a concrete coating applied.

With a concrete coating, it won't just seal off your concrete so that it doesn't stain, but your coating can also change the look of the concrete as well. For instance, if you want concrete flooring that's almost black, then a coating can change the color. Your concrete coating professional can show you small samples of how it will look in your space before you land on your final decision. 


Concrete is super resilient when it comes to having things like water on and around it, which makes it a great choice for countertops in both bathrooms and kitchens. And compared to other options like marble and granite, it can save you a lot of money in the long run. 

Similar to how you can apply a concrete coating your countertops, you can also have a coating applied to them for a sealant and for the aesthetic look of them. 


Large concrete fireplace surrounds that extend from the floor all the way to the ceiling are a big trend right now, especially in new builds that have large great rooms with vaulted ceilings. The tricky thing about using concrete in this way is that since it has to be laid vertically, it can be a lot more expensive to have done than something like a tile surround. However, the look will be so beautiful that you won't regret the hefty price tag. 

Keep these things in mind when you are incorporating concrete into your home. To learn more, reach out to a concrete company near you, and don't forget the concrete coating. 


27 May 2020