Concrete Flooring Questions

Is Concrete Flooring Right for You? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Author: GMI Engineered Products July 1, 2016

Choosing the flooring for your company building can be a difficult decision as there are many things to consider. It’s important to pick a floor type that suits the company branding and the space you plan to put it in. You want to be sure to pick a flooring that’s aesthetically pleasing, but that is also cost effective and requires little maintenance. Concrete flooring is one that is often overlooked but actually has many great qualities. So is concrete flooring the right flooring for your company? Ask yourself these questions before making your decision!

What will it look like? Surprisingly, concrete is able to take on many different appearances. Believe it or not, concrete can actually make quite the design statement if you want it to! You’re able to choose the color, pattern, border, and texture of your concrete flooring. If you like the look of a different flooring type but feel that concrete is easier to maintain, you can have the concrete designed to mimic the flooring type that you like. For instance, you can have the concrete flooring mimic stone, brick, or even tile, if that’s more of the look you are imagining for your company.

Will it have any effects on employees? If your company requires employees to stand for long periods of time, concrete flooring may make it uncomfortable for them. For some, it may cause neck or back problems, but there is a solution to this! If employees stay stationary for most of the day, you can lay rubber mats down in these areas to help with the non-resiliency of the concrete. Depending on the type of room you are planning on flooring, you may be considering carpet. The positive side to concrete flooring is that is doesn’t hold the dust, allergens, or even mold that carpet might hold.

What kind of maintenance is required? One of the greatest reasons to go with concrete flooring is that it requires very little maintenance. Concrete is pretty simple to clean, just requiring sweeping or mopping at least once a week. The only maintenance that may be required is a periodical sealer or re-sealing depending on how much the concrete has worn.

How long will it last? As long as concrete flooring is maintained, cleaned, and polished consistently, you can expect it to last one hundred years or more! You definitely get your money’s worth out of concrete flooring!

Whatever feel you’re trying to give your building, concrete flooring is a cost effective, low maintenance, and versatile option to consider.

Resources

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/7977902/list/5-benefits-to-concrete-floors-for-everyday-living
http://www.home-style-choices.com/flooring.html