Many people in Sonoma County have concrete floors in their homes or places of work and are wondering what to do with them. Many people opt for carpets, wood paneling, or tile but there are quite a few advantages in keeping the concrete floor. “But concrete floors are not attractive” you may say. Well, we will agree with you there. A plain concrete floor is quite drab, but the right stain will change all of that. Available in a variety of colors, staining your concrete floor allows you all the benefits of concrete and more.
Great durability: Concrete is an extremely tough substance that will not warp, buckle, become loose, or rot like other floor coverings. A stained concrete floor is inflammable, has excellent water resistance, and the finish is resistant to fading from ultraviolet light. Basically, unless someone tries to damage it with a power tool or a hammer, the stain and concrete will stay as it is.
Energy saving: Thermal mass is when a substance has the property to absorb, store, and slowly release coolness and heat. Concrete has a high thermal mass rating which cannot be taken advantage of fully if the floor has a covering. It is estimated that a stained concrete floor saves you 15% to 26% annually on your heating bill (depending on the amount of concrete flooring you have on the premises).
Low maintenance: Usually a sweep or a mop is all you need to keep the floor looking great. Unlike wood floors, stained concrete does not need to have wax removed and then reapplied, a time consuming process. All it takes is a quick, and infrequent, buffing, which usually takes 10 to 15 minutes for 1,500 square feet.
Call Ironcat Inc. today to stain your existing concrete.
When most people think of concrete, a dull, grey slab comes to mind, but there’s no reason why concrete needs to be plain in its design. These days, concrete is being used in new and interesting ways, and has become the way to go for homeowners and business owners who crave a modern look.
Ironcat Inc. is a full service concrete and demolition contractor specializing in the unique. With over 20 years experience in all areas of concrete, Ironcat is poised to satisfy your concrete needs. We won the Golden Trowel Award in 2007 (tied for the world record). Our services include: architectural concrete, concrete resurfacing, concrete staining, decorative concrete, repairs of cracked concrete, epoxy injections, structural concrete, and flat work like walkways and stairs.