5 reasons why indoor concrete is better than carpet

December 10, 2021
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Concrete floors aren’t what they used to be. Today, they offer a variety of colors, patterns, etchings, and stains. Stamping concrete techniques have come a long way and now they can resemble bricks, stone, and hardwood floors. The versatility of the concrete floor is high and the maintenance simple. In many ways, an indoor concrete floor is better than a carpet and today we will explore all the reasons why you should pick one over the other.

Is an Indoor Concrete Floor a Good Idea?

At some point, everybody will have indoor concrete floors in their home, but for the majority, they will be in their garage or basements. Some might even have them in their commercial space or warehouses.

But, thanks to concrete stains, different techniques of stamped concrete with various patterns, indoor concrete has been used more and more, not just in garages. They have become the focal point of your home.

Over the years, the concrete has held onto its longevity and it can and should last for a very long time.

Does the Concrete Floor Need to Look Like Concrete?

The good news is that concrete floors can now look however you want them to look. There’s a variety of different color and pattern options to choose from, which takes the entire concrete style to a whole new level. You can have your hallways look like it’s made from the finest tiles or you can stick to industrial tones. Hardwood floors are also an option, which can be a good combination, especially if you have rustic décor in your home. As you can see, indoor concrete floors are incredibly versatile.

Most Commonly Used Concrete Styles.

Indoor concrete floor options, thanks to a variety of colors and style options, can be endless. In one room, you can have translucent, other glowing colors and in other rooms, you can have a professional flooring look for your home office.

Concrete floors run the gamut from stencils to stains. And if you’re looking for a textured look, then there’s always an option to go with stamped concrete and make your floor like it’s made from stone, wood, or brick.

How Hard is it to Maintain Indoor Concrete Floors?

Unlike carpet floors, indoor concrete, once in place, is incredibly easy to maintain. It only requires a dust mop; a damp mop and you can make it shine with little to no effort. You will be able to keep the allergens in check far better than you are able with traditional carpet floors, which is another huge selling point of concrete floors.

Why Is Concrete Better than Carpet?

There is more than one reason why indoor concrete is a better option than a carpeted floor. First of all, it can be easily cleaned and maintained if you accidentally stain it or spill something on it. Just use a damp cloth and wipe it. With regular cleaning, you don’t need to hire professional service to keep your floors clean. With traditional carpet floors, you have to. This is of course another additional cost.

Furthermore, carpets are an ideal breeding ground for germs, mold, and bacteria. Not something you want to have in your home since it can severely impact the air quality of your home and the health of you and your family.

Yes, vacuuming can help to a certain level. But there’s always some percent of the germs and pathogens that still remain. In order to get rid of them all, you need to deep clean your carpets every six months. With indoor concrete floors, sanitization is easy. Just use a dry or damp mop and mop the surface area. Resealing Concrete floors might be required from time to time, but that’s usually every 3-5 years.

Carpet floors usually don’t have such resilience to wear and tear as concrete floors do. If you have carpets in high-traffic areas in your home (or commercial space) you will notice that after a while, they will lose their nice look from the start and they will look old and used-up. This can’t happen with concrete floors. They are very resilient and with high longevity.

And finally, the biggest advantage of carpet floors is that you can resurface and customize your floor however you like it. You can restyle it for your upcoming renovation and it will look like you had an entirely new floor, when in fact, it’s the same indoor concrete floor, but with a different style. Carpets, on the other hand, will need to be ripped and replaced with something that will match your new style.

If you’re looking to have durable, highly customizable, and easy-to-maintain floors in your home, you won’t go wrong with indoor concrete floors. Contact Smith Evergreen Concrete today and request a quote.

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