Did you know…..?
Concrete is a very popular material for high-end counter-tops, sinks, fireplaces as well as floors
The fact that concrete can withstand water with ease has made it a popular choice for garden décor and outdoor furniture. But concrete can be used to beautify the inside of the home, too. Concrete’s incredible versatility and durability makes it the perfect building material for custom countertops, sinks, and fireplaces.
And concrete floors can be a surprisingly economical way to give any indoor living space a sleek, contemporary look that’s low-maintenance and that will take a lifetime of wear and tear.
and it looks GREAT.!
FYI….. Concrete and cement are not the same.
Concrete is a mixture of 60 – 65% aggregates like sand, gravel, and crushed stone, 15 – 20% water, and only 10 – 15% cement. When mixed, the cement and water harden, binding the aggregates into the solid mass we call concrete. So, there is no such thing as a cement sidewalk!
[Information courtesy of: Tilt Wall]
Imagine cleaning ONLY with a dust mop, and removing spills with JUST warm water…? No more waxing, spray buffing, and dumping caustic strippers down the drain. Polished concrete will look beautiful for YEARS, with minimal care.
Polished Concrete – the Clever choice.
“Going GREEN” is an Eco-Friendly conservationist wave that is picking up momentum all around the world.
What does it mean for Concrete Floors.?
It’s great news! That’s what. Concrete flooring was Green long before the term was coined. Truth is, concrete floors truly are the “greenest” way to go in flooring. It is Eco-Friendly and considered an “Environmental Best Practice”. High in durability and low in environmental impact, concrete is the perfect flooring material for sustainable living.
“Going green” means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.
Going green is defined as making more environmentally friendly decisions such as to “reduce, reuse and recycle”.
Polished concrete flooring is a great example of the synergy of beauty, sustainability and economy, giving you a durable, low-maintenance floor that will last the life of your home. Concrete floors, when left exposed, conserve resources by functioning both as a foundation slab and finished floor. This eliminates the need for carpeting and other floor coverings that would eventually require replacement. In addition to conserving materials, concrete flooring offers many other environmental benefits, such as contributing to better energy efficiency and improving indoor air quality.
Concrete – the green, eco-friendly choice.