Top questions we get about concrete floors or overlays:
- For people wondering if concrete floors can be done on wood subfloors and substrates... well yes you can! After preparing the surface, we can pour a thin layer of new concrete to any room in your house. Depending on the flex in your wooden subfloor, hairline cracks are natural and expected to appear on the surface. This comes from the concrete slab being a single, solid piece of rock and the wood underneath is flexible and changes and shifts consistently. When the foundation of the house shifts, the concrete is subjected to various flex points and pressures which take the form of tiny hairline fractures in the material. For us, we love this aspect of concrete and it adds tremendous character to the floor.
- We are often asked if concrete is bone chillingly cold? Concrete floors will have similar properties to natural stone or tile. In warmer months, the daily temperature of the floor will stay as cool as tile does - perfect for where we live in the Okanagan.
- Will concrete be hard on my joints and on my feet all day? Concrete has similar properties and hardness to tile or natural stone, so you can expect the same level of cushioning under your feet and joints. If this is a concern, put a throw rug (or gel mat) where you expect to stand for long periods.
- Does concrete crack and chip easily? It acts the same as natural stone and is a very durable material, it is easily repaired if something should happen to your floor. It is easier to repair than tile or wood, since we can patch fix and fill any damage that may occur over your floors life. With adequate sealers and waxes, your floor will have a barrier protecting your concrete. Proper concrete sealing/waxing every few years will maintain your floor and renew that wonderful brand-new sheen or reflective quality to your concrete floor.