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Are Concrete Floors Cold?

It is a common misconception that all concrete floors are cold. 

concrete floors ottawaThe temperature of your concrete depends on the environment above and below it. In a basement, yes it might feel colder on your feet however not as cold as ceramic tile would.

An important feature to note about concrete is its ability to absorb air temperature and release it slowly over time. Being that it is less dense than a baked ceramic, it is actually warmer under your feet. When including radiant heat in the design of your home, a finished concrete floor is unsurpassed in providing green energy and long lasting heat release for optimal comfort and energy savings. 

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Do Concrete Floors Have to Be Grey?

toplinepolish blog concrete floor ottawaIt may appear that everywhere you see a concrete floor, it’s grey but the short answer is no, not all concrete floors have to be grey. Most of our clients are looking for earth tones when choosing a colour for their floors. We always recommend that you grind your concrete prior to sealing it. This way, we will be able to see the full potential of colour options your floor has to offer. Once a floor has been grinded, you are able to see the sandy colour of the slab and when it gets sealed, it ends up a medium to dark wet sand colour. This is great for most of our residential and commercial clients.

For those looking for more vibrant or corporate colours for commercial locations, we can accommodate with both stains and solid colours from a paint chart of your choice. We also have options for more decorative looks and even simple opaque systems that will cover the concrete completely.

The most common type of concrete floor is a polished concrete floor. Yes, this type of floor is grey but it is definitely not dull or boring. A polished concrete floor can look sleek, finished, natural and beautiful. Do Concrete Floors Have to Be Grey?

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