At Premier Concrete Flooring, we love concrete floors. We love refinishing them and protecting them with unique styles that express the homeowner’s personality. Because of this passion, we also love the ins and out about everything concrete. Without this knowledge, our team wouldn’t be equipped to adequately handle obstacles that are often thrown our way.
That said, we get that fun concrete facts aren’t for everyone. But we’re going to share a few of our favorites with you anyway! Don’t worry; you can thank us later.
Concrete is virtually fireproof.
Whether you own a commercial property or your own home, having materials that provide superior fire resistance is always a plus. And concrete delivers just that. It takes a temperature of a thousand degrees Fahrenheit to decompose concrete.
Oh, and did we mention it’s waterproof as well?
The Romans were onto something.
While it’s easy to determine the durability of any particular material in today’s world, it wasn’t always that way. However, in ancient Rome, they understood how incredible concrete was. Sure, the material was a bit different then, but their mixture of lime, water, and volcanic ash was pretty darn close to the concrete we know today.
Concrete and cement are not the same things.
Contrary to popular belief, concrete and cement are not the same. Instead, cement is actually an ingredient found within concrete. Save that one for trivia night!
Modern cement was created in 1824.
Joseph Aspdin of England takes credit for the invention of modern day cement. He called his invention ‘Portland.’ Today, Portland cement is the most commonly utilized ingredient within cement.
Concrete flooring is the ultimate solution.
If the Pantheon in Rome, underwater structures, and the statue of Christ in Brazil were constructed from concrete, it’s safe to say concrete flooring provides the ultimate solution. Whether in your garage, basement, or even countertops, concrete has proven itself one of the toughest, most durable, and longest lasting materials for centuries.
It’s truly hard to imagine life without concrete. From some of the most historic buildings to the concrete flooring of your basement and garage, it really is everywhere! At Premier Concrete Coatings, we provide commercial and residential customers the highest-quality floor coating products and services.
Our goal is to find a solution that turns your concrete flooring into an attractive, durable, and highly protected floor that provides years of reliable use. For more information on how PCC can help protect your basement or garage flooring, please contact our team by calling (978) 575-7575.