January 19, 2010

Concrete - Seal of Approval


NW Concrete

NW Concrete

Concrete may not be one of the most luxurious design elements to add to a home, but due to its versatility and durability, it can be both practical and beautiful.

After months of training our new puppy to use the rec room door as her outdoor exit, our carpet and tiles paid the price for her accidents along the way. We ripped up the carpet and realized the concrete slab had settled. Our plan to install laminate flooring would require a skim coat of concrete to even out the floor surface. If a skim coat was required, why not skip the laminate altogether? A professional concrete company came into our home and had the floor skim coated, stained a deep chocolate with hints of black and sealed within a week. It is gorgeous! It adds a modern, industrial element to a room where kids, dogs, guys and football games reign, yet the deep color adds some warmth. I love how easy it is to care for, simply vacuum and damp mop.

Can you see concrete flooring in your home?

1 comment:

Simply Brookes said...

my favorite post yet! Love it. Well done. So inspirational. Would love to have a whole concrete floored house...and you were so innovative when you did yours.