Coloured concrete, is by far one of the most widely used tiling alternatives in the modern day. They are simply a more colourful and vivid category of tiles used to adorn interior spaces.
Coloured concrete is not a construction material that is entirely new to the field of interior design as its use has been seen in societies across numerous cultures and eras. However, it gained fame in recent times and has pervaded its way to many fields of interior design across many countries including Australia. In this light of the very coveted position, it holds among other members of interior design, what makes coloured concrete a very compelling choice? What are their pros and cons?
To begin with, they are stars in the department of affordability. Coloured concrete, is a more cost-effectivesolution to decorate and renovate interior spaces. When compared with other materials, colouring concrete is a no-fuss easy mechanism for adding vibrant colours and eye-catching patterns to walls and other interior spaces. The scope of design is unfathomable! Meaning, that one could employ his or her knack for creativity boundlessly by designing patterns or colours for this type of concrete to their heart’s content. Secondly, these colourful alternatives also come with the dual package of being exceptionally low maintenance and durable provided that good quality tiles are chosen from the best sellers in the industry. The pro tip when ensuring the tiles are in good condition is to make sure that they are installed properly and infused with a good colour sealer that puts a bar on the colour fading too soon. Apart from the sealer, it is also integral to ensure that they come equipped with hardeners as well. These provide additional protection to make the concrete resistant to stains. Another major plus point is that they are a very eco-friendly alternative as well. This in turn adds value to one’s interior space while also investingin a worthy one.
However, on the flip side of all of these compelling alternatives lies a set of disadvantages associated with this type of concrete. They are affordable and give the most aesthetically pleasing finish to interior and exterior spaces however, they still require the help of specialized tools and materials. Even if you go by the ‘do it yourself’ slogan, it is highly inadvisable to resort to colouring these types of concrete all by yourself. To achieve the best results it is mandatory to contact a professional which sums up as an added expenditure. If you plan on adding more intricate patterns without mere blocks of colour the cost would most certainly rise. Concrete floors are fast absorbents of heat and cold alike, so during the colder seasons, they absorb the chills and make it rather uncomfortable to live in, especially if you are not a big fan of the cold. Moreover, if they are not sealed and maintained properly they would become prone to moulding coupled with a risk of cracking.