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The Benefits of Concrete Floors

Save for factories and warehouses, the use of concrete as flooring is a newer concept in interior design. Its still, gray coloring and coarse texture have made concrete less than ideal for apartment, condos and other structures as visible flooring. In fact, it has only been strictly used as a support level of flooring beneath wood and carpet for decades! Yet in the rising trend of modern and minimalist interior designs and epoxy techniques, more and more residences are incorporating this type of flooring as a design feature.

Makes a Structure Feel Modern

Office space with concrete flooring

Concrete flooring has taken the design world by storm within the past few years. The style makes the smooth and cool finish seem futuristic and utilitarian, which is the main theme for developers in the interior design industry. It is a design that is very recognizable by gray and neutral tones, and has a ‘converted warehouse’ theme. One of the main features of this particular design style is in the polished, concrete flooring that is either a flat color like gray, or is covered in an epoxy coating.

Unique Designs

Epoxy is normally intended as a type of protective resin layering that would be poured over a construction material. Once set, it would create a smooth finish that protects the material or support structure while still looking pleasing to the eye. With that said, epoxy layering has evolved into an art form over the past several years. The color and application techniques have changed enough that epoxy is no longer just a protective film for construction needs; it can also be used to make specific designs and even serve an aesthetic purpose for your flooring and countertops. Adding fissures and geode-style designs is one of the most popular trends of concrete flooring that makes it interesting to look at. The specific blend of epoxy and dye combination makes nearly any design and color scheme come to life on the one flat, gray-colored floors. The epoxy and polished floors also remove the rough texture of standard concrete, leaving the surface as smooth as glass. This allows you to have the utmost functionality from your floors while maintaining the aesthetic style-a glorious combination, in our humble opinion.

Did Someone Say “Less Clean Up?”

Besides staying on trend and showing off your modern home, one of the most obvious advantages of having concrete flooring is the clean up! This is especially true in homes and structures where there is a lot of activity; having concrete flooring will significantly help the lasting damage from spills, splashes, and messes. Additionally, as it is concrete, it’s going to be much more durable than wood floors or carpet.

Conclusion

Home with concrete floors.

Once you switch to concrete flooring, you no longer have to worry about moving furniture, spilling drinks or food! You no longer have to worry about spending hundreds of dollars on carpet cleaning fees and replacement planks anymore either, saving you untold amount in maintenance and cleaning costs. For a beautiful floor that gives you everything you want with none of the hassle, concrete flooring provides it all!

 

 

DIY Demolition Tips and Tricks!

We’ve all heard our fair share of cliched movie super villains and their whole “before creation comes destruction” spiel. Well, truth be told, they hit the nail right on the head when it comes to home remodels! And while demolition can be one of the most cathartic and satisfying parts of the home remodel process, to many, it can be a messy and time consuming affair. Fortunately, professional demo services are out there and are eager to lend a helping hand.

If, however, you’re interested in taking a bit of a DIY approach where you’re able in order to save a few bucks, there’s no shortage of tips and suggestions we can share!

Diversify With an Oscillating Tool

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a complete amateur, the right oscillating tool is just one piece of equipment you simply can’t do without. Struggling to remove a chunk of drywall? Slap on a half-moon blade to your multi-tool and cut away in half the time! Looking to straighten out the edge of a particular cabinet’s trim? Work with a straight edge and make sure everything looks clean and reigned in. With the sheer amount of different blades and applications to be had, it’s no exaggeration to say that your demolition projects begin and end with a carefully selected oscillating multi-tool!

Deal With Insulation Before Tearing Down Drywall

Home demolition is already a messy affair without having to consider blown-in insulation resting above the ceiling. Make it a rule to suck out all of the insulation in your attic before breaking down any ceiling or drywall and save yourself the dusty, cloudy mess. If you don’t have the tools necessary, you can rent the large vacuum required for the procedure for relatively cheap! If that doesn’t work out, you can also reach out to insulation installers who regularly provide a cleanup service in addition to blowing in new insulation.

Rent a Walk-Behind Floor Scraper

If you’re working with materials like vinyl or tile, you’re probably biding your time trying to avoid pulling up your flooring. And that’s no surprise when you consider just how much of a hassle flooring removal can be, especially when you consider the process usually implies long and arduous labor that trickles away material little by little. Fortunately, time, patience, and health can be preserved with a walk-behind floor scraper! These innovative tools are known for reducing the strain on your back and wrists and also perform a much more seamless job removing vinyl and even breaking down tile with their impressive attachments.

Conclusion

Like with most processes, there’s are both mindless and smart ways of performing DIY home demolition. Keep these tips we mentioned in mind and preserve your home, your money, and, most importantly, your sanity before you embark on the transforming journey that is home remodeling!