Decorative concrete floors are popular nowadays (and not to mention, durable). This type of flooring and surface application can outlast the other common flooring materials when properly maintained. Unlike various kinds of flooring, decorative stamped concrete doesn’t need extensive care and maintenance. However, there are certain steps that you should consider before you install a decorative concrete surface in your home, garage or basement.
Proper Care and Maintenance of Concrete Floors
Maintaining your concrete properly can provide you with a long-lasting and attractive concrete surface. In addition to the aesthetic appeal of a well-maintained floor, it can greatly enhance the value of your home. Maintenance procedures are designed to beat the odds of damages from ever happening to your concrete surface.
Common problems involving concrete surfaces of all types include:
- Scratches and scrapes
- Accumulated dirt or grime
- Unprotected surfaces
Concrete home surfaces double in its appeal when installed and maintained properly. Concrete is more durable than any other kind of flooring material, but they would also need to be periodically taken care of in order for it to maintain its aesthetic appeal. Waxing products and coatings can minimize the possibility of damages being inflicted on these floors.
Your garage floors should still be protected, especially with wax or concrete coatings. These products can provide the garage area with a pleasant and welcoming appearance. It also makes it look less-cluttered. The surface can be protected by using rugs, mats and other decorative concrete applications. All concrete floors must be installed in a way that prevents the build-up of dirt and other particles in cracks and crevices.
A lot of problems can ensue when the basement floors are not level. The basement area usually doesn’t require that much of maintenance, but sometimes, there are exceptions. Some basements are fully used as a main part of the home, and other concrete floors are simply there to accommodate boxes and other belongings as a storage room. It is best to use concrete stains on these surfaces as they are known to make your basement floors more durable and can hold up to heavy foot traffic.