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Did you know?
  • Concrete floors can be works of art.
  • To avoid cold feet, use radiant heat.
  • Hardwood can be laid over concrete.
  • Concrete is often not eco-friendly.
  • Going green? Ask about sealers & VOC's.
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"That's concrete flooring?" Install concrete flooring in your home and you may find yourself answering this question a lot. Concrete floors, once typified as cold, gray slabs used only for sub–floors, basements and exterior flooring projects, have turned on the charm and found their way into other areas of the home. Concrete floors can be vibrant and glossy, matte and muted, or somewhere in between. Concrete can be tinted to match just about any color scheme, and there's no end to the number of flooring patterns and designs available. Browse this about concrete section and determine if concrete flooring is right for you.

What is concrete? defines concrete as "an artificial, stonelike material used for various structural purposes, made by mixing cement and various aggregates such as sand, pebbles, gravel, or shale with water and allowing the mixture to harden." The origins of concrete date back to 5600 B.C., and concrete has been a popular construction material ever since. Widely used for roadways, bridges, walls, building foundations and more, concrete is known for its strength, durability and structural integrity.

Once you decide to install a concrete floor in your home, the real fun begins. Concrete flooring offers a vast array of design choices. You can stick with something that's tried and true (concrete floors can resemble other flooring types, such as marble, tile or wood) or think totally outside the box and come up with your own artistic creation. Concrete floors can be polished to a high gloss, stamped or scored to produce intricate patterns, and finished with any color of the rainbow. The sky is the limit! will help you understand all of your concrete flooring options. Visit our Concrete Flooring FAQ's for answers to commonly asked questions about concrete flooring. Check out the Concrete Flooring Buying Guide when it's time to make your flooring project a reality. If the only concrete floor you're familiar with is the one in your basement, the pictures in our Concrete Flooring Photo Gallery may surprise you. These items and other important information are available by using the tabs near the top and to the left of the page. wants to be the first place you come to for all things flooring, and the last place you want to leave.

Concrete Flooring Resources

Wondering if concrete flooring is the right choice for you? To determine the suitability of this unique floor product refer to the other concrete flooring sections of® to learn about the history of this cement based product; how concrete floors are made; and whether you should hire an installation professional or do-it-yourself.

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Concrete Flooring Information | Help
  • Types – Learn about the different types of concrete floors.
  • Care – Pointers on how to keep your concrete floor in great shape.
  • Buying Guide – Review our guide before you buy your concrete flooring.
  • Flooring Estimator Tools – How much concrete do you need? Use these tools to find out.
  • Installation Guide – DIY types will find a helping hand in our in–depth floor installation guide.
  • FAQs – Get answers to frequently asked questions about concrete floors.
  • Glossary – Consult our glossary for definitions of common concrete flooring terms.