Concrete is in the spotlight right now, and for good reason. Step aside ship-lap and accent walls, this composite material is having a moment. Instead of being confined to construction zones and outdoor patios, concrete has finally made its debut into the home. Designers and homeowners are using the material all over the house, and in the most unexpected ways. Get ready to be wowed by this hip, modern and extremely durable material.
We often overlook concrete, and just see it at face value: a building material. It’s time to slash the stereotype. Although most readily used as a composite for buildings, bridges and roads, it has made it’s way into the home, so let’s make it feel welcome! There are endless ways to use concrete indoors, and we’re not thinking inside the box. Take a look!
Concrete flooring may be the most obvious use for this funky material, but people are taking it a step further. Instead of a buff finish, we’re seeing a gloss finish time and time again. Since it is a relatively cheap material, you can deck your entire house in concrete, creating a cohesive flow while not breaking the bank. It works wonders as a flooring material thanks to its extreme durability. Think the grey is too industrial looking? Concrete is also easy to stain, making just about any color available at the tip of your finger.
Looking for a material that can withstand your 3 kids and daily family dinners? Concrete is a great kitchen counter option, and it’ll last a lifetime. Just be sure to apply a sealant every two years. Not only that, but they are also stylish and cost-effective. Your kitchen will be the neighborhood showstopper!
As you may have guessed, there are even more ways to use concrete inside of the home. The possibilities are endless…let your imagination go wild!