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Modern Trends in Concrete Flooring

Forget about the carpeting and ceramic tile; today’s homes are all about concrete. Usually when you think concrete flooring, the garage comes to mind. Modern trends in concrete flooring have made these foundations much too pretty for simply parking your car. Concrete has a durability that can’t be beat and now there are many different styles and colors that you can choose from.

5 New Trends:

Acid Stain Concrete: Acid stains are another concrete flooring treatment can be used on existing concrete for a decorative touch. Acid stains are a solution of acid and water mixed with metallic salts that can be applied in a variety of colors. The effect of an acid stain is a natural looking color patter with mottled shades of the same hue.

Polished Concrete: A polished concrete floor can give the illusion of a highly waxed surface without the heavy labor or slipping hazard. Nearly any concrete surface can be buffed down to a high shine, including older floors that are in good condition. This look can become even more dramatic depending on the color of concrete used.

Scored Concrete: Scoring any concrete flooring can add dimension to the flooring through geometric shapes and patterns. Scoring is done with the use of circular saws that make shallow cuts to the surface. Floors should be sealed after treatment to maintain their beauty long term.

Concrete Overlays: One of the easiest and least expensive ways of jazzing up any concrete floor is through the use of polymer coatings or overlays. This techniques involves pouring a layer or tinted polymer over the existing floor to add color and design.

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