Smooth, Safe and Stylish: Why Seamless Flooring is Right for Your Home
Whether your floors are tarnished and in need of a fix-up or you just fancy a change in aesthetic, there are many factors to take into account when you're considering how to replace them – but whether you're prioritising cost, function or appearance, you may well find that concrete is the best option for your home's floors. Frankly, concrete flooring is one of home design's best-kept secrets. Why? A whole host of reasons. For starters, it's suitable for both interiors and exteriors, allowing for great consistency through your home – and because concrete floors are seamless, it really can run all the way through your home. Here is just a handful of other reasons to get you thinking about seamless floors:
You may well be picturing plain grey concrete and wondering how it can possibly be customisable. In reality, you can change almost anything about concrete. It can be dyed to any colour, whether natural or bright and bold. It can be left matte or it can be surfaced to make it glossy, or semi-glossy. It can be set with flagstones, pebbles or tiles for decorative purposes. Frankly, whatever your home's aesthetic, you'll be able to find a way for concrete to fit it.
Especially if you have young children or elderly family members walking around, it's important to ensure that trip hazards are kept to a minimum. As concrete is seamless, there are no joins, edges or kerbs for your family to trip over. This also makes it very suitable for wheelchair users and those who struggle with mobility impairments.
Concrete is an extremely cost-effective flooring solution, especially compared to popular classic choices such as wood and marble. In fact, you can actually mimic the look of marble by treating the surface of your marble to make it glossy – and that treated concrete will be much easier to maintain than real marble, too. Because concrete is so affordable, it allows you to change the look of all the floors in your home without breaking the bank, and all without looking cheap.
In short, whatever you're looking for in your new floor, concrete ticks all the boxes. It's reasonably priced, it looks fantastic, and it's practical – not just because it's low maintenance and safety, but also because of its excellent durability. Before you commit to a more expensive option, you should certainly speak to a concrete contractor and see exactly what the options are for your home. Good luck!