Did you know that the majority of people prefer the look of hardwood flooring in their living rooms? More importantly, did you know that not all floors that give the appearance of hardwood are actually made of wood?
You may be shocked to learn that concrete can be used to mimic the look of hardwood. But what’s the purpose? Continue reading as we discuss the benefits of using stamped concrete flooring over real wood.
Downsides of real hardwood flooring
With real hardwood flooring, the constant worry of scratching it up with sand, gravel, or dirt tracked in on shoes will always be at the forefront of your mind. Moving furniture is a pain, and can damage the floor while you’re just trying to clean.
Everyday spills and water can stain or damage hardwood, calling for re-staining or re-sanding every few years. If you’re a pet owner, claws and “accidents” create an additional set of concerns.
There’s no use in making an investment that you’re scared to use. Floors are made for walking on, and you shouldn’t have to live your life in fear of walking on them. It’s time to make an investment that you can feel good about.
Benefits of stamped concrete
Stamped concrete is the perfect way to create that beautiful hardwood flooring look without the constant worry. Given the immense durability and strength of concrete, you can rest assured that your floors will last for years.
The possibilities are endless. From smooth wood planks to rustic and distressed effects, you can color your stamped concrete with a variety of stains to create your dream flooring. Not to mention, stamped concrete costs a fraction of what you would pay for a hardwood floor and is both scratch and stain-resistant.
You don’t need bare feet to protect your stamped concrete floor. Its immense durability keeps it protected from weather, shoes, pets, dirt, sand, spills, and more with lower maintenance and lower costs than hardwood. This flooring is ideal for both commercial and residential projects, and has been used to mimic the appearance of real wood in basements, patios, family rooms, offices, and more.
Regardless of your concrete needs, Port Aggregates can handle your project. We’ve got over 40 years worth of experience serving businesses and residents all over Louisiana. Contact us today to request a quote!