Beautiful Ways to Use Concrete in Your Home
If you think of concrete only as something you drive on, make a U-turn. Its strength makes it a versatile, economical and eco-friendly interior home design surface. More homeowners are ripping up their carpets and polishing the subfloors for striking and easy to care for looks. With a little know-how, you can rent polishers at Home Depot and DIY it.
Smoothed to a high sheen with diamond polishers, then stained and sealed or waxed, polished concrete floors can look like hardwood or marble. They are easy to clean, hypoallergenic and naturally cool. As a counter top surface, it is as strong as granite but can be formed into custom shapes. And that’s only the beginning of how you can use concrete in home design.
This article first appeared in Earth 911.
The dependable and sturdy building material is surprisingly a great medium for home decor, jewelry and furniture, too. It’s all a matter of how you use your imagination when it comes to creative concrete use