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Concrete Flooring

Flooring Type - Concrete

Concrete is used in the construction of highways, foundations, bridges and parking structures – proof that it can withstand even the harshest outdoor elements. When properly sealed, concrete flooring is moisture resistant and can handle almost any climate.

Pros

  • Suitable for almost all climates
  • Can be installed indoors or outdoors
  • Install below grade, on grade, or above grade (grade = ground level)
  • Resistant to liquid when correctly installed, sealed, and finished
  • Mold and bacteria resistant (antimicrobial)

Cons

  • Unsealed concrete is porous and can hold and absorb liquids
  • Concrete flooring can be slippery when wet

Concrete Flooring Climate Tips

  • Acidic cleaners or liquids can cause damage or dull the finish of concrete floors
  • Properly seal concrete to prevent moisture from seeping into the floor
  • While curing* concrete floors, protect them from extreme moisture or temperature changes

*Curing is the act of keeping concrete damp when it is first poured in order to harden it gradually.


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