Cement floors, until now commonly used in industrial areas and high traffic areas, have been cast in the decoration of homes. You can find advantages and disadvantages that we have to assess if we plan to install them in our home. The great advantage of cement flooring is its great durability and resistance but also how well it integrates into a modern and current environment. The disadvantages of this type of flooring can be both aesthetic and functional. It is clear that it is a cold floor and that not everyone just liked it.
But better to see them for stays. In the kitchen, its resistance to use will prevail, although it must always be well polished and protected with a suitable varnish so that grease stains do not penetrate the cement.
Also note that polished concrete floors can be slippery in the wet. To avoid this problem, non-slip epoxy resins are usually used.
In a modern design kitchen with a concrete floor there should be no problem. It is very suitable and will require very little maintenance as long as it is installed correctly.
Cement is a material that combines very well with wood, for example, although it is also great with iron.
It can even look good in eclectic settings where various types of furniture are combined.
The bathroom is another space in which a concrete floor can demonstrate its power. Here, being a very humid environment, we must bear in mind that the floor must be perfectly sealed and with anti-slip treatment. The sealing, which is achieved by polishing the cement, is essential to prevent moisture from penetrating and mold to appear. And the anti-slip treatment is also inevitable because in the bathroom it is easy to find water on the floor.
In this bathroom we see one of the typical proposals in which the concrete floor is combined with the same wall covering.
You can also make the cement bathtub to achieve a uniform and minimalist environment.
Here we see the great combination of cement with wood and metal. There is nothing better to create an industrial environment.
In this impressive minimalist bathroom, the concrete floor contributes to being the perfect counterpoint to that uniform whiteness.
The living room or living room may seem an inappropriate place for a concrete floor. The truth that warmth does not contribute although it is very practical and functional. Its certain coldness can be prevented with a radiant floor installation or the correct use of carpets.
But the concrete floor in this room offers us a great game of colors and textures. Here the sealing and non-slip treatment will not be as important as in bathrooms and kitchens, although they should not be neglected if we have children or elderly people at home.
In this open plan, the cement floor helps to unite the different areas and form a uniform set.
We can opt for uniform and smooth cement floors or with a variation of color and texture that will allow us to create the environment we dream of.
In the rest of the house we can also use this type of flooring. The hall and hallways are a high traffic area that will welcome a concrete floor.
Also in the room they can be used although as we said before the living room it will be necessary to prevent their coldness.
Cement floors are one more option to consider when covering our floors. Now it is in full fashion and although they have their advantages and disadvantages we must value them personally.