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A kitchen holds a special place in every home. This is where meals are cooked and eaten and a place to hang out with your family, friends, and pets. With all the activities happening, you need a flooring option that can stand up to a lot of foot traffic and which compliments your design.

An excellent choice for your custom kitchen is concrete flooring. We mean the concrete that is smooth, durable, shinning, modern and customizable.

Benefits of Concrete Flooring

  • Concrete is durable, withstands heavy equipment and does not suffer scratches. This often makes it a better choice, especially for pet owners.
  • Concrete floors are easy to maintain and clean. Soapy water will do the trick.
  • Concrete floors are sealed. The sealant helps you to clean dust plus it is water resistance. Sealants can last 10 years or longer before needing to be reapplied.

Take a look at this guide and see if a concrete floor might be a good choice for your kitchen.

1. Installation

You can install concrete floor when building a new home or during a renovation. If you are building a custom home, make your decision early enough in the planning stages. This allows time to prepare, consider the best areas of the home for concrete floors and discuss your vision with your general contractor.

If you are renovating your home, maybe changing the floor from tiles or wood to concrete, you need to ensure that the old framework can withstand the new weight. In most cases, a qualified home renovation specialist can assist in determining this.

Whether you’re renovating or constructing the kitchen’s floor, the layer beneath should sustain the weight of the new layer of concrete floor. However, an additional cost will occur if the old structure is weak and needs reinforcement.

Installation times vary with different contractors and the materials used. However, additional construction activities like custom features, stains and skimming an existing concrete slab will usually add a bit to the timeline.

2. The Best Climate

Warm climates are great for concrete floors. This is because concrete holds the cold. However, don’t discount the idea of adding concrete floors in your Hamilton custom home just because the temperatures can drop in wintertime. By implementing a radiant heating system, you can keep the floors comfortable year round.

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3. Cost

Cost is another factor to consider. Factors like finishes, additional days, custom features and stains will affect the cost.

4. Customization

Concrete floors are not just available in grey, but also other colors like green and brown. Colours, stains and sealers also impact the final look, and the floors can be etched to add more visual impact. This makes them a great choice for many different kitchen designs.

Concrete Floors add visual interest to your custom kitchen. They are also a great option for families because they are so durable. If you are considering adding them in your custom home, contact your Alair Homes Hamilton project manager to discuss your ideas. Together, we can create and execute a solid plan so your new floors look great and fit within your budget.