A dried concrete surface is technically complete. It’s resilient, long lasting, and ready to be walked across. When it comes to exterior concrete, that’s often how it’s left. For interior concrete, it’s common to cover it up with another material.

But we’d say the best thing to do with dried concrete is to finish it. By that, we mean you should seal it, stain it, coat it, polish it, and/or stamp it. Why? Let us tell you.

It’s Already There

If you already have a concrete floor in place, why not make the most of it? Covering it up with another material will likely cost more and often be less durable. Carpet will wear away and go out of style. Wood floors will scratch, chip, and shift. Tile is a hassle to install, and it can be quite pricey. The list goes on.

And most flooring options can really only be utilized indoors. Finished concrete works great inside or outside.

It Looks Good

Stained, coated, and stamped concrete all look beautiful. Their looks and finishes are highly customizable, allowing you to create a floor that’s unique to you. Alternatively, they can mimic other flooring options while offering the advantages that come with concrete.

It’s Long Lasting

Concrete is one of the longest lasting flooring options available. Generally, if you cover up your concrete floor with another material, the concrete floor will outlast it. Why not just finish the concrete that’s there instead?

With the right protective sealing or coating, concrete flooring can last even longer. This is true for indoor and outdoor concrete.

It’s Affordable

Finishing up your concrete is a highly affordable process. Stained and stamped concrete offer a particularly premium appearance at a surprisingly affordable price. A professional flooring contractor can get your concrete finished correctly and quickly, saving you on installation costs.

While it might be tempting to try and finish your concrete yourself, doing it incorrectly can result in a poor end-product and a lot of extra work fixing it. Instead, use a professional to get it right the first time around.

For concrete sealing in Ohio, contact Select Flooring Systems today!