When it comes time to consider flooring options, take a look at concrete as a great way to save money, both in the short-term and in the long.
Concrete has great cost-saving advantages over tile, pavers and other labor-intensive floors. The time and materials involved are significantly less than those other options, yet concrete can still offer many of the features of tile.
Say good-bye to dirty, pitted grout which crumbles over time. Concrete floors just need a good sweep on a regular basis to help keep them clean. Sweeping will keep those tiny particles of dust from diminishing the shine and/or coating. And depending on your floor’s finish, you might want to reseal every so often, which is as easy as mopping the floor. You’ll be sweeping and mopping any floor, so why add fixing grout and broken tiles to the maintenance list?
Yes! Concrete floors can actually save electricity! Many big box retail stores and warehouses find their polished concrete floors provide an excellent savings on their light bill. The reflections of the light off of the polished floor help them reduce the need for as many lights. Some stores with skylights find they only need the lights on after dark or on cloudy days.
Few flooring options offer the longevity of concrete. Why go through the hassle and expense of replacing tile, carpet or other flooring options when you can have a lifetime of a beautiful concrete floor?
So as you consider your flooring options, you’ll likely be looking at installation costs per square foot. Remember the long-term cost-savings you can get with concrete and your maintenance, as well as your installation, budget will thank you!