Concrete floors are a nice touch from both a design and functional perspective. However, did you know there is a difference between concrete flooring for offices and homes? From different demands placed on the floor’s durability to the finished look of the concrete floors, there are many things to consider when choosing the right mix. Keep reading to learn some of the key differences between choosing commercial concrete mixes and residential ones. 

House foundation.
House foundation.

Residential Concrete Floors

Floors in residential buildings are designed to be functional and able to withstand the daily traffic of domestic life. Concrete in homes tends to be less expensive while still maintaining its durability for any lifestyle. Make sure to choose a reasonably priced mixture, because even though you won’t have to splurge on the high end concrete you still want to ensure your new floors will be able to last. Many homeowners choose to overlay the concrete with hardwood, vinyl, or carpet in the interior of their homes, while simply placing an overlay and polishing the garage. Modern home design will sometimes see families with uncovered concrete floors that have been polished and overlaid with a unique design for a minimally stylistic appearance.

Commercial concrete construction.
Commercial concrete construction.

Commercial Concrete Floors

While residential concrete is meant to withstand domestic foot traffic, commercial floors are meant to handle everything else. From active businesses to larger companies with frequent visitors, these types of concrete floors need to hold much heavier weights. Choosing a higher strength formula will guarantee the floor’s durability in the future. Using a high-quality finish or coating for the concrete will ensure it can stand up to spills, abrasions, and the to-and-fro of the office space. Picking the right finish for commercial concrete floors will also provide adequate traction for employees and visitors to the office as well as lower the need for maintenance.

Conclusion

Whether you are looking to bring stylish, minimalist concrete floors into your home or want to ensure your business’ floors stand the test of time, understanding the differences between concrete mixes is important. It’s also important to choose the right team to help you poor and finish your new floors. Legacy Concrete Works, LLC has many years of experience working with both commercial and residential clients in our community to give them stunningly durable concrete floors for a reasonable price.