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Unique Ideas For Concrete Floors For Your Shop


If you own a commercial property, you want it to be presentable and aesthetically pleasing at all times as this has an impact on the customer and can influence their purchase decision. While business owners focus on the walls and decorative items in their stores and shops, they don’t really consider the impact of the floor design. At Custom Concrete Floors, we encourage our clients to consider concrete floor designs carefully, especially for commercial properties. Here are some things you can consider:

  1. Rustic and IndustrialUnique Ideas For Concrete Floors For Your Shop

People often choose glossy and polished floors for their property in order to enhance its beauty but sometimes something rustic and industrial works just as well, especially if your entire design theme is urban. You can use the acid staining process to create a weathered effect without compromising the integrity and durability of the floor. This will add a unique element to your store and give it a different cool vibe that’s especially appealing to younger customers.

  1. Aggregates with High Gloss Polish

Aggregates are pieces of stone or glass that are added to the concrete mixture before it’s poured into the floor. When you polish this concrete surface into a high-gloss shine, the aggregates are exposed and form a mesmerizing pattern. The gloss combined with the exposed aggregates can add to the beauty of your shop and make the décor look very sophisticated and unique. These floors are very easy to maintain and are quite durable so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear because of heavy traffic.

  1. Wood Grain Patterns

Concrete is a very versatile material and you can use a number of finishes and coatings to create any design you want. Wood grain patterns are very popular and can be very unique as well. You can use patterns based on wood species that aren’t commonly used in floorings to give a unique design effect. You don’t even need to create a paneled pattern. That will make it seem as though there’s a single piece of wood spread across the floor.

With concrete floors, the sky is the limit. You can replicate the appearance of other flooring materials like stone, ceramic tiles, wood, and brick, or create your own unique and fun designs.

If you have any questions about concrete floors design solutions or want a free, no-obligation estimate, give us at Custom Concrete Floors a call at 613 327 9127. You can also fill in this contact us form and we’re reply as soon as possible.


Keeping Concrete Floors Clean During The Winter Months

Concrete floors can become very dirty and damaged during the winter months and that can have long-term consequences if you don’t clean and maintain them well. At Custom Concrete Floors, we explain the process for concrete floors to our clients immediately after we’ve finished the project. This ensures that their newly installed floors and coatings last for a long time.

1. Clean

Keeping Concrete Floors Clean During The Winter Months

The best and least expensive way to deal with the dirt, salt, and melted snow on your commercial concrete floors is to clean regularly. You can hire a cleaning service to remove the dirt, mud, and moisture from your concrete floor at the end of every day. This ensures the water doesn’t have time to accumulate and freeze overnight as that can damage the concrete permanently.

Most cleaning companies will remove all of the dirt and moisture with the help of sophisticated cleaning equipment and that would help keep your floor in a good condition. If you intend to clean the floor yourself, you can use a large squeegee for the job as this will ensure all of the liquid and dirt is removed from the surface. It’s more effective than a shovel and broom.

2. Use a Mat

Another way to protect your concrete floor during the winter is to place a mat on it. The mat will act as a barrier to protect the concrete underneath. Unfortunately, this isn’t a very practical option for commercial properties, especially if you want to cover a large area. You can place mats at just the entrances to allow visitors to clean off their boots, but that won’t remove the snow and dirt completely.

3. Coating

If you want a more permanent solution against salt, snow, and dirt, you can apply special coatings that would protect the floor underneath. These coatings will act as a barrier that would let the water seep into the porous concrete surface and cause problems due to freeze and thaw. You can apply the coating easily and cost-effectively for a large area so it’s a good option for commercial properties. You will still have to clean the surface regularly in order to maintain the appearance of the floor.

If you have any questions about concrete floors winterization solutions or want a free, no-obligation estimate, give us at Custom Concrete Floors a call at 613 327 9127. You can also fill in this contact us form and we’re reply as soon as possible.