Using Concrete To Create A Unique Look On The Floors In Your Home


Just as commercial designers have used concrete in buildings for years, you can use this versatile material in your home to create a new look with your floors. Concrete can be tinted, molded, carved, stamped and textured to look like a variety of other materials. Here are some home floor remodeling ideas using concrete to create some eye-catching effects.

Kitchen Floors

You can match the color of the floor to the walls or appliances in the kitchen. The concrete is first tinted to match the desired color. It is then poured into the kitchen and allowed to cure briefly. Before it has dried completely, a stencil is used to create lines across the concrete to resemble individual tiles. A darker stain is then applied to create the look of grout on the lines. A clear resin coat is poured over the surface and polished to a high gloss. The result looks like a tiled kitchen floor.

Dining Room Floors

You can have the look of an elegant marble floor in the dining room with concrete. Before the concrete is poured, it is tinted to match the color of the type of marble you like. After it is poured, color is swirled throughout the concrete to create the veins characteristic of marble. A clear resin coat is applied to the surface and polished. This floor will look like it was made from a single slab of fine marble.

Bathroom Floors

You can use concrete in any level of the house. A concrete pump truck can pour concrete for a bathroom floor upstairs or in the basement. To brighten a bathroom floor, concrete is tinted white and poured onto the floor. Before the concrete dries, stencils are used to create the look of small square or hexagonal tiles. Small stamps are used to make impressions in the tiles, such as seashells. The "grout" lines and stamped impressions are then treated with a contrasting wash. The floor is sealed with resin and polished.

Hallway Floors

You can create some interesting effects with concrete, including a 3D appearance. Concrete is tinted to the desired background color and poured on the hallway floor. Small items, such as shells, stones or coins, are then placed on or in the concrete. A layer of resin, several inches thick, is then poured on top of the concrete and decorative items. The result is a hallway floor that looks as if the items are suspended in the flooring beneath your feet.

Using Concrete Outside of the House

You can also use concrete to create deck flooring and walkways that look like stone or wood. For the look of wood, concrete is tinted to the desired color then stamped to create the wood grain patterns. Stencils can be used to make the concrete appear like bricks or flagstones for a decorative walkway. You can mix real stones with the concrete to enhance the effect. For more information, contact a local company that uses a concrete pump truck.


15 June 2016

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