Concrete floors are a big alternative to wood, stones linoleum, carpet, or marble flooring. This is because they can be stained by almost to any desired colour, redesigned and resurfaced in to many finishes and touch, or customized to a nice smooth elegant appearance.
ADVANTAGES OF THE CONCRETE FLOORS
PLACES WHERE IT IS USED
it is sed in the kitchen. It is because tactile has the potential to sustain the foot traffic and other elements which are experienced in the kitchen. It also has joints that will trap dirtiness in the kitchen.
It is used in the entry, foyer, mudroom and also help to make a nice impression on the entry since it has easy-care, handling and resistance to stain which reduces dirtiness.
It is used in the bathroom. The resistance of tactile on the stains, the style, durability and its maintenance make it to be used.
They are used in the basement. Due to its moisture resistance, it is used in basement flooring to avoid flooding.
It is used in the garage. In this case,these floors help in changing the colour of the place since it contains a complex colour combination.
Commercial. The durability for heavy use and busy area uses help in making the best choice for retail stores, restaurants and bars.
CONS OF TACTILE FLOORING
Concrete flooring is most affordable when one has a tactile slab. The cost per square is compared with linowall, vinyl, carpet or lower-priced ceramic tiles. Mid-range are compared with laminate, bamboo, hardwood and expensive tiles. Decoratetactile flooring can increase the value of the resale since the new owner can change the floor.
Other elements that can change the cost include: moulding or baseboard, the need for important underlayments, changing of the existing flooring, repair of the subsurface, moving furniture, confirmation of what is needed from the contractor.
Colours; the most common colour is neutral gray and earth tones. It can be mixed into Concrete or applied to the surface with stain thus help in blending seamlessly with other equipment in the room.
Stained floors; stained floor is common de to the warm, earthy tones the stains impart. Acid-based stains are accessible in earthy-toned and water-based formulas have an option of many colours.
Polished floors; create the ultimate no-wax floor with made with concrete. This multi-step process can help in changing levels of sheen from satin to high-gloss.
Designs and textures; under this many possibilities can be applied to the floor. Stamps and texture skin. Under this one can create tiles on the floor of the concrete.
Radiant heating; is a dust-free heating method that is important to those suffering from respiratory matters and allergies and have less heating costs.
Overlays and micro toppings; micro topping help in reducing challenges that can be experienced in the tactile flooring. When overlays are installed properly, and also are durable.
PROTECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Sealers; when decorating surface are installed, sealing is important, this will help increase the lifespan of the floor
Wax; if the designed floor gets heavy foot traffic, tactile floor wax can be used to keep the surface on top for years. The top layers help in absorbing its random wear and tear.
Cleaning dirty/stained floors; basicwipping and cleaning routine of sweeping and water mopping will help in keeping the surface on top.
Brushing polished floors; daily sweeping or water mopping will help in keeping the floor particles away and keep the floor away from abrasion.
Repair; one of the disadvantages of tactile flooring is the inability to repair it. To avoid this, working the patched area into the current pattern or developing a new design with a stencil can be applied. Microtopping or overlaying can be used as a final option in hiding the area.
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