For many, the thought of rejuvenating an old concrete floor isn’t the first thing that pops to mind when looking at a worn out, tired space. More commonly, people look at how to cover the floor with vinyl or tiles, for example. That’s a costly process though, and one MegaFloor’s Stu Hunter says is giving way more frequently to the restoration of original concrete floors.
“There are so many variations in concrete depending on where it is made; grinding back an old concrete floor will reveal the nobleness of the concrete and the rich beauty of the local aggregates that were used,” Stu says.
It’s an option that is relatively quick and one that can immediately overhaul an entire space, creating a whole new aesthetic starting from the floor. A diamond polished concrete floor reflects a great deal of light, which also helps with passive heating in larger spaces, Stu says. “The floor then becomes a standout part of the design.”
A concrete floor will almost definitely last the lifetime of a building, and it is this longevity that forms part of the material’s popularity. Particularly in commercial settings, concrete’s durability is also another key factor. But without the right care and maintenance, a concrete floor will deteriorate over time – aesthetically, not structurally. Concrete’s structural integrity is hard to surpass.