Business — July 23, 2022 at 3:29 am

Coloured Concrete – Advantages and Disadvantages


Coloured concrete, with its many intricacies in shape, hue, size, and quality is a more modernized and innovative real-time solution to add a pop of colour to interior spaces.

Concrete Colour Systems is no newbie in the field of interior and exterior design. It has, in fact, been a very close acquaintance and popular resort used by many designers in their pursuits to add a splash of colour to their designs or to break the monotony reflected by grey cobblestone concrete. In this regard, what makes these blocks of design so interesting, and what makes them not so interesting? 

Firstly, they hold the advantage of endless design options. The modern techniques employed in concrete mixing provide designers with the opportunity to achieve a variety of designs and patterns. The colour is mixed to the concrete before the slab is placed or they are affixed to already installed floors along with acid stain which is used on the surface. Furthermore, a variety of dyes, staining agents, and other substances are applied to coloured concrete to pigment them, and thereafter they are painted over with waterproof latex paint. The texture of concrete is such that, it could be smooth during the installation process or intricately detailed decorative designs could be carved onto the surface when setting them. Such concrete floor could also be polished to smoothen out or shine with a bright sheen or faux tile effect. The rain stain pattern allows designers to create concrete that would resemble natural stone. The staining process of this type of concrete allows a homeowner to create tiling plans that he or she is most desirous of.

Coloured concrete tiles are extremely strong and resilient as well. They have an unmatched ability to withstand pressure, heavyweight which completely erases the need to worry about damaging them with heavy furniture. Another major advantage is that coloured concrete requires very minimal maintenance. Depending on the level of furniture traffic, there is a necessity to have them sealed or waxed every 3 to 9 months to maintain a protective layer. Apart from this, the only other maintenance requirement lies in periodically using a natural cleaning agent to mop them for stubborn stains or grease marks.

On the downside, although coloured concrete is hard and durable it poses a certain risk factor of injuries if anyone trips and falls over this type of concrete. This is also one of the reasons why such concrete is not recommended for places where there are younger children or older feeble elderly people. In addition to this, the hardness of coloured concrete surfaces also makes them uncomfortable to stand on for a long time. This results in making it very tiring for ones, feet, and hips. Another disadvantage is that concrete possesses a high tendency to absorb the cold a lot faster. Therefore during the winter seasons, surfaces with coloured concrete floors would be very chilly to walk on with bare feet. There is, however, the option of throwing over rugs or carpets over such floors.


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