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Advantages of using cement flooring: tips and ideas

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Cement floors are a great choice for almost any part of the home, especially for outdoor areas. It can be customized and provides a great alternative to replace traditional flooring such as porcelain, wood, stone or marble. Color options, textures, patterns, and finishing options can be used to combine unlimited design possibilities. 

In addition, the cemented floor is extremely durable and easy to maintain. If your home or business has concrete flooring, applying a decorative treatment is an affordable and environmentally friendly option. Cement floors also have a wonderful texture—the floor appears to contain layers and provides the feeling of depth. It has the industrial design look that is very popular in design projects, moreover, the cost benefit is quite attractive. 

One of the key benefits of decorative cement flooring is its accessibility when compared to other options, especially if you already have a concrete floor that is ready for staining, polishing or coating application. The cost per square foot for a basic concrete floor is comparable to low-cost vinyl, carpet or tile. Medium-range designs are comparable to laminate, wood and more expensive tiles. More sophisticated designs are almost equal to slate, stone or marble. 

Thinking of you who are looking to find out more about cement flooring and options for  paving stone and cement , we have created this idea book containing important information and images of environments using this beautiful coating. Check it out!

Cement Floor Application in Outdoor Area

External floors are as important, if not more, than those inside your home. They need to be beautiful and attractive, but also functional and sturdy, so they do not deteriorate easily over time, unless it is the look you want them to have. Cement flooring is an excellent choice to decorate your outdoor area, as well as practical and extremely resistant to climate change. The easy care of concrete, the ability to handle heavy traffic and resist stains make it the perfect choice for busy areas.

In this environment of the photo we can see that the cement floor has fitted very well in the decoration. The rustic touch of gray on the floor, the wood of the furniture and the finishing touch with the grassy area around it make this outdoor space incredibly beautiful.

Cement Floor for Indoors

Tropical home 1 Studio Nirvana Tropical style corridor, hallway & stairs
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Cement floors for outdoor areas are well known and sought after, but this material is an elegant choice for indoor areas as well. Its surface can be finished in various ways as with colors, stains and aggregates, and given a textured or a polished surface—it can even look like a glass. 

Cement floors are extremely practical and functional and they withstand very well when properly sealed. The main advantages of choosing to apply cement floors in outdoor areas is because it is a highly durable, non-slip and has a thermic coating. 

For more information, please also read our article titled what are the pros and cons of the different flooring types.

Cement Pool Floor

Nest - Private residence at Koregaon Park TAO Architecture Pvt. Ltd. Modern pool
TAO Architecture Pvt. Ltd.

Nest—Private residence at Koregaon Park

TAO Architecture Pvt. Ltd.

Cement flooring is an exceptionally good choice for the pool floor due to its resistance to moisture in those areas that are normally subject to soil moisture and possible flooding. In addition to its decorative merits, all concrete floor finishes are easy to maintain when applied to properly prepared floor surfaces. They can withstand the common day-to-day going and coming, are resistant to stains and moisture, and do not harbor mold, mildew, allergens or dust mites.

For more inspiration, here are 6 cheap flooring ideas for your home.

Cement Flooring in the Living Room

Tropical home 1 Studio Nirvana Tropical style living room
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Cement flooring for living rooms is becoming more popular as the industrial design trend catches on in India. It is being used extensively in hipster cafes and eateries.The looks can range from basic gray sealed or polished to more complex color combinations. Add colorful flecks for a mosaic look or a custom design with brightly colored epoxy coatings.

For more information, please refer to our article titled what should you consider before choosing the flooring for your house.

Cement Flooring in the Bedroom

Tropical home 1 Studio Nirvana Tropical style bedroom
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In addition to colors and finishes, there are numerous design possibilities that can be applied to cement floors. Stamps and texture can be used to produce finishes that resemble wood, stone, brick and more. You can create an appearance that looks like tile or mark a drawing directly on the surface with sawing. Logos and graphics can be embedded with stencil or engraving. If the existing surface shows minor cracks or chips, they can be camouflaged or worked directly into the project by skilled contractors, or simply used to add extra character at the end of the project.

Cement flooring in the bathroom

Tropical home 1 Studio Nirvana Tropical style bathroom
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For many designers, the main advantage of cement floors is the enormous design versatility they offer. Not only can concrete floors be colored or stained to match any shade, you can opt for finishes that resemble tiles, slate or marble. You can also improve cement floors with decorated edges, medallions and other custom graphics. No other coating material will give you this unlimited range of design options and opportunities to create unique and personalized looks.

Cement Floor Price

Tropical home 1 Studio Nirvana Tropical style living room
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The price is based on the basic installation in a square area. Factors such as cutouts, angles and ladders can greatly contribute to cost variations. Decorative concrete flooring can increase the resale value of a home because new homeowners can install their preferred floor without incurring removal and disposal costs, or choose to keep the concrete as it stands. Long-term value should also be considered, since the concrete will provide decades of very low maintenance use, saving money over the life of the floor.

Cement Flooring in the Corridor

Tropical home 1 Studio Nirvana Stairs
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Finally, we leave you with one last example of how cement flooring can be applied in a home. Pictured here, we can see that the cement flooring combines nicely with the exposed brick wall to create a polished yet rustic entrance to the house. 

We hope this idea book has been inspiring. For more ideas like this, please have a look at 6 simple ways to have a flooring that stands out.

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