With all the fuss about various types of wood flooring, it may be surprising to learn that concrete is beginning to emerge as a popular option for commercial properties
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) January 13, 2015
Centura Tile (http://www.Centura.ca), North America’s premier distributor of both residential and commercial floor and wall fashions, is announcing the advantages of designer concrete floors.
“With all the fuss about various types of wood flooring, it may be surprising to learn that concrete is beginning to emerge as a popular option for commercial properties,” says Ross Keltie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Centura Tile. “Concrete has always had advantages for commercial businesses like grocery stores, but consumers are becoming more educated about the different types of flooring and have begun to inquire about how they can implement concrete into their properties.”
Keltie explains that concrete is made up of cement, water, a variety of aggregates that could include stone or gravel, and some kind of bonding agent. The benefits of concrete include being low-maintenance, having a smooth surface that reflects light well, and being a highly durable flooring option. Another big advantage is that newer technologies allow for concrete to be poured without being harmful to indoor air qualities.
“In many instances, stripping and refinishing concrete is not necessary. And although the initial cost of installing concrete may be a bit higher than other flooring options, the overall cleaning and maintenance tends to be less costly in the long run,” he adds. “It’s something facilities should consider when making building decisions.”
Keltie notes that Centura Tile is offering finishing cements on its flooring showroom that guarantee smooth, joint-free surfaces that are great for interior floors.
“We currently offer ARDEX Self-Levelling Toppings and TEC Ultra Wear Surface Topping in our warehouses,” Keltie concludes. “Both are high quality products and we’ve been seeing a lot more people using these as flooring options.”
For more information on concrete offerings from Centura Tile, visit http://www.centura.ca/installation/designer-concrete-floors/.