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Design Ideas for Concrete Floors

Updated on February 17, 2015
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More and more people are making use of the faux painting techniques to decorate their homes. These methods are innovative and economical and can transform any type of floor in an elegant surface. The concrete floors are the ones that require paint. They are most of the times dull and some paint can definitely revitalize them.

Choosing the Best Type of Concrete Floor

With texture, pattern and color the specialists can replicate any kind of look. The perfect design depends on your tastes and preferences and on the space or room you’re trying to renovate. Usually, the color scheme must complement the rest of the décor. It also has to be functional for a particular space.

Analyze your space and surface before selecting the wanted design. Preparation and planning is an important step. In case you have flaws in the floor you might want to hide them with a special design. On the other hand, other designs require smooth surfaces.

Don’t forget to take into consideration the traffic in that specific area. In case it is a high traffic surface, you might not need a time – consuming and elaborate pattern. If you think that the result will look distressed, you should reconsider some other option. You should also match the surface area with the designs. A small room might look awkward with bold and large patterns. At the same time the large spaces might “swallow” the detailed, small and equally patterns. After all, it’s all about the scale. For example, if you want to utilize stencils, you can resize them.

Types of Concrete Floors

The faux printed floors are available in numerous patterns and designs so it might be difficult to make the right decision. You could opt for stone and brick. This type of finish adds color and texture and it’s effective both outdoors and indoors. The reusable stencils can immediately simulate patterned brickwork. If you are a beginner you might find out that this is the easiest option.

For a stone – like effect you’ll need more expertise. Also, this pattern looks better in small spaces. The paint can reproduce numerous types of stone. For instance, you can have a marble floor in the bathroom. The hallways, kitchens and patios might look great with flagstones or faux slate paving.

Mosaics and tiles are other 2 available designs. The dining rooms, patios and kitchens are suitable with faux terracotta tiles. They have an earthy and warm appearance and they provide a rustic and picturesque look. They can even be used in modern houses. The tiled appearance can be reproduced with stenciling. The paint can also create a superb mosaic floor.

Lastly, there are the textured and patterned finishes. These types of finishes are easy to make and require a small amount of time. A subtle texture can be obtained from paint. With a color washing method you can create special cloudy or mottled effects. Certain décor styles might also look good with antique and distressed finishes.

So, when you have patterns you can choose whatever you want. Go for geometric patterns, clean lines, oriental patterns or anything else that will make your concrete floor look outstanding.

© 2015 Andreea Mihalache

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