When it comes to flooring your home or business, nothing beats the combination of durability and beauty. 

At Rock Solid Waterproofing, we offer high-quality and fully customizable concrete flooring. While in the past, concrete floors were relegated to the garage and basement, modern concrete flooring looks great and is highly functional throughout your home or business.

Read on to learn the many benefits of concrete flooring


What is modern concrete flooring?

Modern concrete flooring is a versatile and beautiful flooring option that can be customized to fit the look and dimensions of your space.

In fact, concrete flooring for homes and business is rarely the drab gray floors that you might be used to. The concrete itself hasn’t changed, but the preparation and finish has advanced greatly. Because of technology and advanced installation techniques, most concrete flooring you might not even recognize as concrete flooring. 


Is concrete flooring just for basements?

While most people might not think of concrete flooring as what you’d choose for your basement, advancement in concrete finishing has completely changed the utility of this option.

You can now find concrete flooring all over homes and businesses. This includes areas of the home such as:


5 Benefits of choosing concrete flooring for everyday living

1. Aesthetic flexibility 

Maybe the greatest advantage of concrete flooring is that it’s an aesthetic blank slate. You can make it look virtually any way you want. This includes a more classic and stripped down look, or a completely custom design with patterns and unique colors. The opportunities are endless!

This flexibility allows you to fill in what you think is necessary when designing your space. A simple room that needs something colorful to bring out the room’s character? A more vibrant flooring option may fit the bill. Looking to update a large living space that will be featuring brand new furniture and some wall art? An elegant and simple floor design might be perfect. Concrete truly can match whatever you are trying to aesthetically achieve. 

Some refinishing choices at Rock Solid Waterproofing include:

  • Acid Stain – more vibrant colors, mottled appearance with a highly variegated finish.
  • Fast Stain – flecked appearance in a highly variegated finish.
  • Water-Based Stain – less vibrant, muted, slight color variations.
  • Acrylic Sealer – uniform color. Relatively hard, yet slightly flexible.
  • Standard Epoxy – uniform color. Very hard, durable and chemical resistant.
  • Metallic Epoxy – brilliant metallic effect with a unique flow and color on each floor.
  • Terrazzo (light broadcast) or Granite (full broadcast) Epoxy – color chips broadcasted into the liquid epoxy. Variety of colors and combinations available.
  • Quartz Sand Epoxy – uses colored quartz sand in a double-layer broadcast system.

While this can all seem a little intimidating given the sheer amount of choices, we can help you decide which one is perfect for you.


2. Low maintenance 

There is a reason that concrete flooring is an extremely common choice in commercial settings! Unlike hardwood floors, concrete flooring is incredibly easy to maintain. Since the foundation of the floors is a slab of concrete, it takes a lot to permanently damage it. 

All that’s needed to maintain concrete flooring is a simple broom and mop in conjunction with a neutral cleaning agent. Additionally, waxing and polishing your floor once a year will ensure that it stays in great condition and looks beautiful.


3. Durable and long-long-lasting

The same properties that make concrete floors easy to clean also make it durable and long lasting. Just think! Concrete floors are used in warehouse and commercial settings all the time for a reason. They can take a beating without breaking, don’t have to be replaced constantly, and provide excellent ROI. 

In homes, this durability translates to not having to worry if your furniture or pets will scratch the floors. It also means that you won’t have to be changing the floor every decade. Since it will last a long time, you can trust that you won’t have to replace it any time soon. And crucially, you can always adjust the stain of the floor if you decide to renovate or redecorate! 


4. Resists stains (and is pet friendly)

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. You get home from a long vacation just to see that a pet unknowingly knocked over a glass of water or had an accident on the floor. With a hard wood floor or carpet, this would be a nightmare. But with concrete flooring, it is just a simple clean up that will have no repercussions.

This is because concrete floors are incredibly hard to permanently stain. This has great benefits beyond just the rare accident, too. It also means that you don’t have to stress out when guests or your kids walk around the home with muddy shoes or you spill a glass of red wine while watching TV. In conjunction with its scratch-resistant qualities, it also makes being a pet owner a breeze. Just clean up the mess and move on.


5. Can be placed anywhere in a home or business

As we said above, a key benefit of concrete flooring is it can go virtually anywhere. The ease of installation and aesthetic flexibility make it a great option for any number of rooms in your home or commercial space. 

It’s also easy to customize for specific purposes. For instance, a radiant heating system can be installed to make your concrete floors heated, a great option for a cozy kitchen or entertainment room.


Learn more about how a concrete floor can look great in your home or business

At Rock Solid Waterproofing, we install modern concrete floors to match our client’s homes or business. We’ll work with you to design and install the perfect concrete floor, and can help you through each and every part of the process.

Contact us to get started today.