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Concrete Elegance: Unveiling the Artistry of Cement Floor Designs

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Aug 12, 2023

Our lives are centred on highly populated urban centres and busy neighbourhoods. As potential homebuyers, our choice of location and residential projects, too, are centred on practical considerations like proximity to work or school, amenities and facilities on offer, affordability of the property, and connectivity. And ever so often, we look back in nostalgia to the times when we lived in independent houses with verandah spaces, pillars, and cement floors. While going back to these times may not be quite practical, incorporating cement floor designs into our homes may remain affordable, elegant, and highly functional.

Advantages of cement flooring

Despite the availability of various flooring materials, such as wooden floorboards, ceramic tiles, marble and natural stone, cement floors offer several advantages.

  • Concrete floors are very durable and require very little maintenance. They are highly resistant to scratches, cracks, staining, wear and tear, and heat. They can easily be dusted, swept, mopped, and vacuumed.
  • Cement floors are very well suited to Indian weather conditions. They remain cool in summer and offer insulation in winter.
  • These floors are long-lasting and are environment-friendly. They can be recycled and make for sustainable home-building.
  • Concrete flooring is inexpensive and affordable, making it a low-cost alternative to other options.
  • Contrary to popular opinion, concrete floors can be very versatile. You can opt for coloured or stained cement flooring with beautiful designs. Concrete slabs can also be shaped and polished to suit your flooring needs.

Artistry in concrete – cement floor design ideas for your home

Concrete floors are a great option for your home. They are durable, affordable, and easy to maintain, but they can also be stylish and beautiful. Here are some ways to customise your cement floor designs with different finishes and patterns. 

  • Acid-stained concrete floors - Acid-staining is a technique that involves the use of hydrochloric acid and metallic salts to modify the finish of the concrete floor. The acid solution permeates the concrete flooring and reacts with it. The result is a stunningly unique pattern of colour and decorative effects. Acid-stained concrete floors can look rather stunning and can complement any décor style.
  • Stamped concrete flooring - The technique of concrete stamping can be traced back to the late 1800s. It is a method of imprinting cement to add patterns, textures, and designs to elevate the look and finish of the flooring. Concrete stamping can give your cement floors a brick, stone, tile., or wood finish. The end result is often a work of art.
  • Epoxy-coated cement flooring - Epoxy coatings add a glossy, smooth surface, adding durability and aesthetics to your concrete flooring. Metallic pigment can be added to the epoxy coating to create a high-shine, reflective surface with beautiful designs and patterns. The hardener used to mix the epoxy keeps the floor protected from damage and lasts for years.
  • Polished concrete flooring - Polishing is a common technique used to add shine and smoothness to floors. Natural materials used in flooring, like marble and stone, are also polished for a high-gloss finish. Cement floors are polished using special tools and can give you a sleek and modern look.
  • Red oxide flooring – Red oxide cement floors have been a traditional favourite in India, largely because of their colour and smooth finish. There are nearly 20 different red pigments to choose from that can give you a choice of shades and finishes. Moreover, you can add several different floral and patterned motifs in red oxide flooring to match the design element of your home. 

Concrete floors are considered ideal for some parts of the home, such as the patio and balcony space, kitchens, storage rooms, and bathrooms. However, they can also be used to great effect in the living and dining spaces and bedrooms. 

Cement floor designs can be softened with fabric rugs and carpets. Wooden furniture, soft colours, and lighting elements can often be used to balance the gloss and the hardness of concrete flooring. The affordability and the advantages of installing a concrete floor are very attractive to those looking to do up the interiors on a budget. If you live in a flat or an apartment, consider discussing the possibility of installing light-weight concrete slab flooring with the developer or the interior designer.

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