CONCRETE IN THE HOME?The decorative and practical use of concrete in the home began in the 1980’s when Buddy Rhodes the father of the concrete countertop) cast his first countertop. Around the same time, Fu-Tung Cheng also cast his first concrete countertop. In the subsequent years since, concrete countertops have become incredibly popular due to their durability, beauty and range of customization.
FLOORING HISTORYIt was not until 1999, that the first polished concrete floor appeared when HTC, originally a Swedish company, introduced concrete polishing to the United States, with their 40,000-square-foot floor for Bellagio Hotel. The popularity of polished concrete industrial flooring subsequently soared, leading to its popularity firstly in retail locations and then the home.
WHY IS CONCRETE FLOORING BECOMING SO DESIRABLE?Polished concrete is the ultimate flooring material where a marble or granite floor look is required. It provides the same consistent (virtually seamless), remarkable, mirror-like surface finish – at a fraction of the cost of other comparable floors. Not only do polished concrete floors look beautiful, but they outperform virtually every other type of flooring: With a long lifecycle, (minimum, twenty-year lifespan) – they are super durable – easy to clean – available in a limitless range of colours – and environmentally friendly.
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