Concrete can be used in any area of your home where you might consider using tile, such as on the countertops or the floors.
There are a couple of different ways to get a tiled look using concrete. One is to pour one continuous slab, and then use scoring or stamping techniques to give it a tiled look. Another is to use individually poured tiles of concrete, similar to the way you would use ceramic tiles. Using concrete for tiling projects comes with many advantages.
Concrete has many advantages over other materials when it comes to versatility, especially when it is being used for countertops. Concrete countertops can be poured into custom made frames, either at the shop, or right in your home, that can be built to perfectly fit any space. This means you don’t have to choose from a pre-formed counter top shape, like you would with a laminate option. You also aren’t limited by the shape of the stone, like you would be with natural stone. You can have your countertops poured into any shape your imagination can come up with.
Concrete styles can be colored and finished to resemble any other tiling material, or to be uniquely different from anything else you’ve seen before. Concrete can be stained to resemble natural stone, epoxy coated to provide a bold pop of color, and finished to have a sophisticated gloss or an earthy matte. When dealing with individual styles, you can create intricate patterns and designs. Pieces of other materials can be added to a concrete slab to enhance its beauty, while still gaining the other benefits of using concrete.
There is really no stronger material to use in your home than concrete. Concrete is great for countertops and flooring because it is heat and scratch resistant. While the finish of the concrete can be damaged in extreme cases, it is less expensive to repair the finish than it would be to re-tile when using traditional tiling methods. Concrete is also environmentally friendly, since it replaces materials like non-renewable natural stones and eco-unfriendly laminates.
Call in a Pro
When using concrete tile in your home, it’s best to have a professional come in to get the job done. Care needs to be taken when mixing, pouring and installing the concrete in order to ensure its durability and beautiful appearance. Concrete is an inexpensive material to work with so, even with professional installation, you will still save money over other high-end materials such as natural stone. Your professional concrete contractor will also have tips for you to care for your concrete tile to keep it looking and functioning wonderfully throughout the coming years. To get a free estimate for a beautiful concrete flooring, acid staining, epoxy coating, or any other concrete work contact Hard Rock CC today!