Today, many consumers are not aware of the versatility of concrete flooring. Concrete seems to have a poor stigma attached to it—that looks kind of rough and flat grey. This is, however, only one miniscule aspect of the entire concrete universe. While it’s true that sidewalks, driveways, and garage floors are typically grey, they don’t have to be. The texture of sidewalks and driveways is usually a bit rough to create traction, but did you notice that garages usually have a smoother finish?
Many people aren’t aware, but concrete can be treated with several different processes to achieve a variety of textures, shades, and colors. In fact, concrete can be treated to match any type of decor, motif, and function. Outside on your property, the sidewalk and driveway can be textured for traction or smoothed over for an eye-catching glossy finish. It can also be stained to reflect the hues of your home, or sealed with a solid color finish to define your property line. Inside, a concrete floor can be heavily etched to achieve a rough commercial/ industrial look. Or, it can be smoothed and sealed with a clear coat that will resemble a high polished stone fit for a palace. Utilizing different color techniques, your floor can be made to look like tile or many other building materials.
Did you know concrete floors, walkways and driveways are also relatively easy to heat as well? By running a few extra water lines under your concrete, it can be kept warm. Whether you want a warm place to step when you wake up in the morning or some help keeping your walkways clear during the winter, concrete is what you’re looking for.
In a lot of cases, concrete can also be a reasonably inexpensive alternative to other building materials like wood or stone. Not only can it be shaped to mimic these materials, but it is also incredibly malleable when it is wet, allowing for some intricate structures that are just impossible for any other material to achieve. In the hands of the right experts, concrete truly is a miracle material that has limitless possibilities.
Here at Hard Rock Concrete Coatings, we have teams of design and installation experts that share a wealth of knowledge which can only be developed from experience. If you have a vision for your home or commercial property but aren’t quite sure how to bring it about, we can help you realize it. Take a look around our website, or contact us to get more information about what exactly concrete can do for you. Remember—in the hands of experts like the Hard Rock Concrete Coatings teams, concrete offers you limitless possibilities. In fact, concrete creations can even make great gifts.