When it comes to flooring, there are many options to choose from. You can go with tile, wood, concrete, carpet… the list goes on and on.
So, which one is the best? The answer to that question depends on your specific needs and preferences.
However, in most cases, we recommend choosing concrete flooring over carpet.
Endless style options
Most people associate concrete flooring with boring, drab garage floors. However, they don’t have to be so plain.
With concrete flooring, there’s actually an unlimited number of style options to choose from. You can go with a sleek, modern look or something more traditional.
The possibilities are endless, with infinite color and design options available thanks to methods like stamping and staining.
In contrast, when it comes to carpet, your options are much more limited. You’re pretty much stuck with either a standard berber or plush design, and straying away from neutral colors can look tacky.
Easy to renovate
One of the greatest benefits of concrete flooring is how easily it can be transformed to match any future renovations. All you need to do is resurface it with the desired color or pattern of your choice. This is so much simpler than ripping up carpet once the time comes to update the color of your flooring.
Concrete flooring is a great choice for people who suffer from allergies. It’s naturally hypoallergenic, which means it doesn’t trap allergens like carpet does. This makes it a great option for people with asthma or other respiratory problems. Concrete helps keep your indoor air quality significantly cleaner when compared to carpet flooring.
Carpets are essentially a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, which can significantly affect your health. If you seem to suffer from indoor allergies year-round, your carpet may be the culprit. Carpet is also incredibly difficult and borderline impossible to sanitize, whereas concrete can be disinfected as easily as any other hard flooring.
Concrete flooring is incredibly durable and will last for many years with minimal maintenance. You can expect an indoor concrete floor to last the life of your home. It will inevitably have to be resealed, but this is relatively inexpensive and only necessary every 3-5 years. Carpets, on the other hand, need to be replaced every few years due to wear and tear.
Easy to clean and low maintenance
Concrete flooring is incredibly easy to clean. Spills and stains are easy to wipe away. All you need is a damp mop and a dust mop, and you can quickly get your floors shining like new again.
Carpets, on the contrary, tend to trap dirt and dust, which can be difficult to remove. Not to mention, paying for regular professional carpet cleaning can be quite expensive.
So, if you’re considering replacing your old carpet with something new, we highly recommend considering concrete flooring. It’s a durable, hypoallergenic, and easy-to-clean option that will look great in any home.
Mimic the look of real hardwood or stone floors and breathe easier by making the switch to concrete flooring today. At Port Aggregates, our concrete professionals pour over 40 years’ worth of experience into every project. Contact us to request a quote!