Concrete is redefining its role on the residential landscape due to technological advances that allow it to take on virtually any color, texture or shape. This flexibility makes it a leading player in a design process that puts increasing emphasis on outdoor space.
Concrete is one material with the ability to give a coordinated look to all of the home’s exterior elements, which is why it has become a powerful design tool for “homescaping.” That, combined with its affordability, durability, and top-level performance in any climate, makes it the best choice for today’s homeowner.
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Here are some more benefits of choosing concrete over other flooring materials:
Economical. The cost of concrete floors is very low, about $2 to $6 per square foot to polish a plain gray slab, giving it a lustrous sheen. The concrete’s tonal differences, subtle cracks and aggregates take on a stonelike, natural feel.
More elaborate finishes cost around $5 to $8 per square foot. Staining concrete floors has been a popular option for years, because the outcome is determined by the homeowner’s imagination — different colors and application techniques combine to create a finish that’s unique to the home, with subtle variations across the floor.
Longevity. A floor that has been polished and maintained can be expected to last a hundred years or more. In this home, let’s appreciate how an aged and cracked concrete floor was not hidden under new tiles or carpet. Instead it is celebrated for the history it holds, and has been put on display along with other architecturally salvaged materials.
Versatility. For exterior applications, silicone-based penetrating sealers can be used to avoid the wet look. We can see here how concrete is a good flooring material for indoor-outdoor transitions.
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When you first think of concrete floors, you may think of how “cold,” “prison like” or “industrial” they will make your place look. But with its ability to take on color and a polished sheen, coupled with its many benefits, concrete may become your new favorite on future projects. Be prepared to have your mind blown by how beautiful, elegant and warm a concrete floor can look.
Sustainability. Concrete floors are a sustainable option if you use an existing concrete slab, avoiding the consumption of new materials. And they need not be relegated to basements or garages. Once the concrete is sanded down and polished or sealed, it looks perfectly refined in a traditional kitchen or living room, especially when layered with Oriental rugs and pretty furnishings and fixtures.
Easy care. The only maintenance required of concrete floors is weekly mopping with soapy water. I recommend installing a baseboard along with the concrete floor as well, even though you think you may not need it. Just imagine what a dirty mop would leave behind in the crevice where the floor meets the wall if there were no baseboard. And it will make your choice look finished and intentional.
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Due to the many options of personalizing (such as colors, textures, stains, etc.), concrete floors have become the new material of choice for homeowners and designers across the United States. Many places from restaurants and offices to residential homes are using concrete as a flooring option. Since concrete can even provide health benefits (better for allergy sufferers), it’s no surprise it’s quickly rising in popularity.
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Spring is almost here! Mazza Concrete Company has a wide variety of stamped concrete services to add beauty to your landscape as well as increase the value of your property in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Including driveways, patios, walkways, fire pits, and more.
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One common reason for concrete damage is from a faulty design. Design faults can create many types of concrete damage. One type of design fault that is somewhat common is positioning em-bedded
metal such as electrical conduits or outlet boxes too near the exterior surfaces of concrete structures. Cracks form in the concrete over and around such metal features and allow
accelerated freeze-thaw deterioration to occur. Bases of handrails or guardrails are placed too near the exterior corners of walls, walkways, and parapets with similar results. These bases or intrusions into the concrete expand and contract with temperature changes at a rate different from the concrete causing cracks.
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