Commercial businesses intend to make a profit; that’s why
they’re in business. And part of keeping a healthy bottom line is reducing
costs, including facilities maintenance and renovation. Sometimes in the quest
to conserve cash, updating business décor gets postponed year after year until,
one day, you realize you still have green and gold shag carpet in the
Not only do business practices need to stay current to
compete in the marketplace, but your storefront or offices should keep pace
with design trends to attract customers and even employees. The Five Points
South Historic District in Birmingham may be historic, but the restaurants are
trendy and the galleries and nightlife spots keep pace with the times. It’s
just good business.
Concrete flooring is ideal for any business because it is
extremely durable, low cost, low maintenance, versatile and beautiful. For about
half the cost of other flooring, including stone, tile, hardwood and carpeting,
you can have stamped, stained or hand-cut and custom colored resurfaced
concrete that can replicate most other products.
First impressions are important and the entryway should be
inviting to customers. Don’t settle for discolored and worn concrete in front
of your store or business. Greet your guests with a resurfaced concrete overlay
with a simple broom-swept finish as pictured, an elaborate stamped medallion or
branded company logo, or realistic stone designs like flagstone or cobblestone.
Concrete Craft® can help you upgrade
your image with custom decorative concrete to set your business above the
Frozen yogurt is a favorite taste treat--until it lands on
the floor. Keeping any food service business clean and safe for customers is a
challenge, and a stained, stamped or resurfaced concrete floor is the answer. Concrete
floors are practically indestructible, resisting stains, spills, chips, cracks,
peeling and fading. Your floor will stay beautiful for years with minimal care
and maintenance and your customers will give you great reviews on Yelp for such
a clean, inviting place to go.
It’s not unusual for offices to have stretched and lumpy carpeting
and you know how disheartening it is to come to work and stare at the same coffee
stains every day. Give yourself and your employees a positive lift with new
concrete floors that reflect beauty and style. Stained concrete can shine like
marble or replicate real stone, brick or tile designs. Resurfaced concrete
overlays can be the last floor you ever install in your business, saving substantial
maintenance and renovation costs over the years.
Apartment and condo owners can save themselves lots of
headaches with stained concrete floors. No need to replace the floor covering
every few years or after an especially messy tenant. Concrete floors are
durable and resistant to stains, surface scratches, fading and peeling. Going
from tenant to tenant will be easier and less expensive when floor replacement
is not an issue, and the savings to your bottom line will be dramatic. Plus,
tenants will love the easy care of concrete floors and the fact that they don’t
have to worry about damaging them with everyday use.
This eclectic restaurant is a joy to behold and the stained
concrete floor reflects all the excitement of a riot of colors! Custom colored
to match the vibrant décor, the floor colors will not fade, chip or peel. With
concrete floors, you have unlimited design potential for whatever ambiance you
want to create. For inside and outside floors and walkways you can choose
flagstone, cobblestone, brick, tile, hand-cut limestone, and more, so dining
with you is a memorable experience.
The floor of any neighborhood bar can take quite a beating
with rowdy crowds on game days and regulars who come in every day to eat, drink
and be merry where everybody knows their name. A comfortable atmosphere is
always welcomed, but you don’t want the floor to start looking “lived in.” A concrete floor in warm tones will add the
element of hominess and the tough finish will keep it looking beautiful and
neat. Cleaning up be quick and easy once the “Closed” sign goes up. A quick
sweep and damp mop sends you on your way home.
A concrete floor is ideal for a gym or workout room because
the floor is tough enough to handle the heavy exercise equipment. Even with
people running on treadmills and pounding the floor, resurfaced, stamped or
stained concrete won’t be damaged. Spilled water bottles or energy drinks are
no problem because the surface wipes clean, resisting moisture and stains.
Concrete floors are safe around hot tubs as well as in the shower s and
dressing rooms, keeping the whole facility healthy and hygienic.
Beauty salons and spas are notorious for messy floors due to
hair clippings, chemicals and product spills. This salon floor not only looks classy
with its high sheen, but its continuous, non-porous surface resists moisture,
spills, stains and heavy foot traffic. The sealed finish makes clean up easy
with a dust mop or Swiffer, as well as inhibiting mold or mildew around the
shampoo bowls where water spills are common.
Hotels and apartment complexes can benefit from the
functionality and durability of concrete floors for patios and communal areas
where people congregate for fun and fellowship. Sealed decorative concrete, whether
stained, stamped or hand-carved designs, can withstand all kinds of weather
without deterioration. Patio furniture groupings for brunches and casual get
togethers, lounge chairs for sunning and open areas for games and dances won’t
mar the surface either. You could even have a shuffleboard court stenciled and
stained into the concrete as a permanent entertainment fixture. Decorative
concrete can revolutionize all your patios, walkways, and pool decks with
If your business is flipping houses, upgrading the patio,
driveway or pool deck with a new concrete overlay in a stained, stamped or
hand-carved concrete design is a quick way to increase the curb appeal and add
tremendous value to a home. This wood plank pattern gives a high-end look to the
patio and can become a strong selling point, distinguishing your property from
others in the area. (New concrete floors could become your trademark.) John
Kostro, President and Co-founder of Concrete Craft recently stated, “According to a survey conducted by the National Association
of Realtors, patios were among the top 10 features that buyers want in a new
house. More than half of surveyed buyers said that they would be willing to pay
a premium for a house with a patio.”
Vertical stone work is a desirable architectural element for
both commercial and residential properties, adding natural beauty. Authentic
looking faux stone is available with vertical concrete resurfacing, giving a
new façade to entryways, backsplashes, storefronts, indoor and outdoor
fireplaces, chimneys, interior walls, retaining and exterior privacy walls. One
of the newest trends in decorative concrete, stamped and hand-carved vertical
overlays provide the look of real rock and stone for a fraction of the cost of real
stone masonry. You can wrap your surroundings in faux Orchard stone, Mountain
Drystack, English cobblestone, Castle Rock, hand-carved limestone and more,
making a unique style statement for your home or business.
Don’t delay. Call today to get a free estimate from Concrete
Craft to upgrade the interior and exterior floors and walls of your business
with beautiful, decorative concrete overlays. Call 866-813-3699 or go online to www.concretecraft.com
to find the Concrete Craft location nearest
you. We also transform patios, driveways, entryways, walkways, pool decks,
garages and basements for homeowners. Concrete Craft is all you need to know
about custom decorative concete.