In recent years, concrete floors, which are also referred to as cement floors, have become popular. Concrete floors and cement floors can be customized to create an incredible array of styles and looks. Due to the almost infinite variety of colors and stains that can be added to the concrete, it is possible that concrete and cement floors offer the most diverse range of choices in flooring material. Concrete floors and cement floors can also be painted and many texturizing techniques can be used to further customize the concrete and cement flooring selection.
Cement floors and concrete floors are a popular choice among homeowners and landlords looking for a durable flooring choice that is easy to maintain. Cement floors and concrete floors are a great investment because the look can be changed, they do not harbor allergens the way carpet does, and they can easily be covered with wood or carpet if style preferences change or if the house is sold to a buyer who prefers something other than cement floors and concrete floors.
Concrete floors and cement floors are the source of many common questions. People are often drawn to the many unique styles and finishes that are available with concrete floors and cement floors, however concerns exist as to the coldness and hardness of the concrete and cement floors. In fact, concrete floors and cement floors are somewhat hard and cold underfoot, but no more than slate or ceramic tile flooring. Installing radiant heating underneath the concrete flooring provides an added way of warming the floor for winter months and cooler weather. Using area rugs is another way to help warm up the concrete and cement floors. Conversely, in the warmer weather months, the coolness of a concrete floor or cement floor can help cut air-conditioning costs.
Questions as to the cost effectiveness of concrete floors and cement floors are also common. In fact, the initial installation of a concrete floor may be higher than mid-priced floor coverings. However, compared to the cost of installing high-end flooring materials, concrete floors and cement floors tend to yield a big bang for the buck. Concrete floors and cement floors also require little maintenance and have a longer lifespan than other types of flooring which adds to the cost effectiveness of investing in concrete and cement flooring.