You could be a new homeowner who just purchased a home or someone who owns a property for a long time. Making beautiful homes is no easy task, but it is no rocket science either. Have you tried decorative concrete floors?
The first thing that contacts your eyes when entering ropey is the floors. Your grey concrete floors need to inspire you! Check these ten decorative floors to spruce up the flooring ideas in your homes and business properties!
Is it your goal to make your flooring decor project more efficient, fun, and budget-friendly? It would help you make clear standards of the flooring surface you want to have in your spaces. Here is a quick look at the essential features of the floors.
- Safe and slip-resistant
- Easy to clean
- Low-cost maintenance and repair
- Family-friendly, safe at homes
- Cst -efficient for commercial properties
- Stain and another damage resistant
- Withstand heavy foot traffic
- Pleasing aesthetics
- Clear, polished surfaces
- The seamless surface at every turn
Decorative Resurfacing: Practical and the Pro's Choice
Decorative resurfacing is the most practical choice to decor the floor. It involves using various concrete resurfacing techniques. One of which is the popular concrete stamping. The list below will focus on looking into resurfacing existing concrete. Say no more to cold, grey, dull concrete flooring.
1. Stained Concrete
One of the spaces that require careful attention is the interior floors. Stained concrete floors are an efficient choice to be laid with dull grey concrete.
With staining alone, you can already think of more ways to decorate the concrete floors. It mainly uses two methods known as water-based staging and then acid-based stains.
Acid stain first. As the name suggests, the carrier of pigment used in the staining technique is acid, of course. The cool thing about using acid as the vital component that colors the concrete is the translucent effect. Or the washed effect on the floor.
First, you stain the floor to make it appear that the colors it has are natural. Then you can achieve the effect you want. To avoid staging, it creates a whitewashed cloudy flooring surface. It is making the surface appear like having two colors that morph with each other.
The next is with a water-based stain. Using water as the pigment carrier, the colors retain their bold, vibrant hues. The exact process goes. The color penetrates the concrete slab, making the appearance of the flooring warm and earthy.
These techniques are excellent for vintage-themed interiors. It is suitable to decor the spaces for massive lounges or spacious dining and living rooms.
2. Concrete Stamping
Now take a look at the concrete floors outside. Not because the slabs outdoors mean that you won’t have to pay attention to them. Stamping looks natural. In terms of aesthetics, the stamped patterns undoubtedly bring a pleasing design that coincides nicely with the outdoors. Plus, the process of making the stamped concrete design is too complex.
Booth professional installers and local clients love creating the stamped concrete. It won’t require you to replace the floors you already have, you have it resurfaced with stamps, and it’s good to go!
Textures, Colors, and Finishing Details
Once you have resurfaced the concrete with new overlays and base colors, you can now go about anything that inspires you. You may add accents such as suitable types of floor coverings like vinyl mats for the entrance. Or a centerpiece of wool carpet in the family room.
Here are more decors you can incorporate into your concrete.
- Colored concrete using paints or dyes
- Cork flooring to provide soundproofing to your concrete floor
- Textured aggregate for outdoor floors or pool decks
- Pebbled floors using random stones and pebbles to decor a part of the bathroom floor or the concrete patio
- Plant and wooden elements