Are you looking for a versatile, durable, and beautiful flooring material for your home? You might be considering and comparing wood, luxury vinyl tile, and other flooring options. But have you considered concrete? It might be just what you’re looking for!

In today’s post we’ll review the biggest benefits of concrete flooring, show the best uses for concrete flooring, and hopefully inspire you to consider concrete floors for your home!


Benefits of concrete floors

Sustainable and environmentally conscious

Unlike wood and other flooring materials, concrete floors are a very sustainable choice. Luxurious concrete flooring can even be made from recycled materials. This can reduce your home’s environmental impact and increase sustainability. Some concrete floors even feature bits of crushed recycled glass, creating a truly one-of-a-kind appearance.

Durable, easy to clean, and maintain

When properly sealed and finished, concrete floors are rugged, durable, and easy to clean. Concrete floors can be swept or vacuumed to remove dirt and dust. If needed, a soft nylon brush and mild soap can remove most stains.


Even before factoring in their durability, concrete flooring stacks up well against other flooring materials when it comes to cost per square foot. There’s no reason that your concrete floors won’t last a lifetime.

Style and Versatility

To put it simply: modern concrete floors look great! Choose from one of dozens of high-quality finishes to create the exact look you want for any room in your home.


Our favorite concrete finishes

Read more about the most popular concrete floor finishes.

One of the amazing things about concrete floors is that it’s easy to create a custom floor with a truly unique look. Choose from finishes like:

  • 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 unique flows and colors on each floor.
  • Terrazo (light broadcast) or Granite (full broadcast) Epoxy – color chips broadcasted into the liquid epoxy.
  • Quartz Sand Epoxy – uses colored quartz sand in a double-layer broadcast system.


Inspiration for your concrete flooring project

Concrete floors are great for nearly any room in the house, including:



For many families the kitchen isn’t just a room for cooking. It’s a space to eat, entertain, do homework, and spend time together. If your kitchen sees a lot of foot traffic, concrete floors are the ideal choice for durability and longevity. Plus they’ll be easy to clean and won’t absorb stains like other flooring materials.


Living Rooms

Looking for a stylish addition to your living room? Have you thought about concrete flooring? They’re a great addition to any style home and look especially great:

  • Paired with a great area rug
  • In open floor plans and minimalist spaces
  • When used to accentuate natural light
  • Near fireplaces for an easy to clean and safe flooring option



If you’re like most people here in the Pacific Northwest, you’re probably tracking mud and grime into the house more often than you’d like to admit. We’ve found concrete floors to be an excellent choice for Portland and Vancouver area homes. The ease of cleaning and durability makes concrete flooring a rock solid choice.



You should love your basement! Energy-efficient and waterproof concrete floors allow your basement to be more than just a place to store holiday decorations and decade-old tax returns. Concrete floors add a touch of style and livability to rooms that are all-too-often neglected.

What will you do with your finished basement? Are you inspired by thoughts of a…

  • Private home office
  • Gym or workout room
  • Kids play area
  • Home theater
  • Apartment or extra living space

Make it happen! Concrete flooring from Rock Solid can help.



Just like your basement, your garage doesn’t have to be just another musty and forgotten space. Concrete floors are a great investment for your garage, adding value to your home and increasing usable space. A garage with finished concrete floors can be a great place to:

  • Store and organize sporting goods
  • Work on hobbies and projects
  • Do car repairs and maintenance when the weather outside isn’t cooperative

In addition, sealed concrete floors in your garage will make it easy to clean and prevent stains from drips of oil, mud, and other sources.


Great for businesses, too!

It’s not just homeowners who love concrete floors. We’re seeing more and more business owners opting for durable, beautiful, and low-maintenance concrete flooring for restaurants, waiting areas, medical practices, warehouses, and other high-traffic commercial spaces.


Answers to common questions about concrete flooring

Can concrete floors be installed on the second floor of my home?
We can do a thin concrete polymer overlay on plywood on upper floors that can be stained and sealed to look just like normal concrete but without the extra weight.

What’s special about the concrete you use?
Our concrete has acrylic and polymer additives which allow it to be applied in very thin layers of 1/8” or so without cracking later after it cures. The thin layers allow for increased flexibility which prevents the imperfections from the substrate showing through.

How long do concrete floors take to install?
Depending on the level of complexity and the desired finish, the normal range is between 4 and 7 working days.

Can you do concrete countertops, too?
We can, but because the ratio of labor to the square footage of finished area is so high, they are very expensive and generally cost-prohibitive.

Can you do concrete countertops, too?
For interior floors, a clear re-coat every 10 years is generally sufficient. On the exterior, depending on the use and/or abuse of the surface, a re-coat is recommended every 5 to 10 years.


See for yourself

Contact our experienced concrete flooring experts for a free estimate. Tell us what you’re imagining!