Concrete Floors in Homes: Get the Ease Without the Industrial Look

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When you think about classic home design, you probably imagine materials like wood, brick, vinyl, etc. – concrete rarely comes to mind. And yet, concrete is a relatively common choice for residential flooring, especially in garages and basements. Despite the prevalence of concrete floors in homes, some homeowners might fear that such a choice might make their space too cold or industrial. With the right additions and maintenance measures, however, concrete floors can look and feel just as homey as any other type of residential flooring. Here's how to enjoy the beauty, ease, and durability of residential concrete floors without running into the industrial look.

Color Your Concrete

We’re all familiar with the color of concrete in its natural state. This greyish-tan tone may be appealing to some, but it can also give off an industrial vibe. Fortunately, you’re not forced to stick with this singular concrete color forever. Once your concrete flooring is completely cured, you can go ahead and paint, stain, and/or seal it as you see fit. There are loads of concrete floor paint colors out there, too. Additionally, you don’t have to stick with just one color – consider incorporating multiple stain or paint colors in specific patterns to create a unique and artistic design for your interior space. Coloring your concrete flooring will allow you to create a more welcoming environment while still reaping the rewards of a sturdy concrete surface.

Consider Your Surroundings

Interior design is all about context and contrast. If you (for whatever reason) decided to fill a room with industrial-themed furniture and equipment, it would take on an industrial feel regardless of its floor composition. Likewise, installing a concrete floor in a given room won’t inherently make it feel industrial – that’s up to how you paint the walls, furnish it, light it, organize the layout, etc. Even if you don’t decide to go with painted or stained concrete floors, you can create a homey environment by introducing warm colors, soft/natural lighting, comfortable furniture, personal touches, etc. For the best results, work with an interior design expert who has experience working with spaces that feature concrete flooring.

Opt for Penntek Polyurea Floor Coatings

You don’t just want the concrete floors in your home to look great – you also want them to stand the test of time. At Anderson Painting, we recommend and install Penntek polyurea concrete floor coatings to achieve both of these goals. These flexible and customizable coatings come in a variety of colors and textures to utterly transform and fortify your home’s concrete flooring. Our experts can install Penntek coatings in as little as one day, so you can enjoy these benefits as quickly as possible. These coatings are also easy to clean and maintain. And when properly cared for, these coatings will endure for decades (Penntek also offers a 15-year warranty on residential projects).

Enjoy Industrial-Strength Flooring with Home Appeal

There are many ways to steer clear of the industrial look that seems inherent with concrete flooring, but Penntek polyurea floor coatings make this process as simple as possible. If you’re looking for a concrete floor coating expert in Raleigh, NC, look no further than Anderson Painting. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at!

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