Five Uses For Commercial Concrete And Why It's Called Commercial Concrete

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Not all concrete is created equal. Some concrete gets the esteemed title and privilege of being "commercial concrete." Commercial concrete serves a number of commercial purposes, ergo the name. The following five uses illustrate the hows and whys of commercial concrete usage.

Hospital Floors

Hospital floors are constantly being cleaned and sanitized. As such, hospitals cannot have floors that are very porous, or likely to stain from blood. Body tissues should not stick to hospital floors either. For those reasons, commercial concrete is an ideal surface for hospital flooring.

Restaurant Floors

Many restaurants use linoleum or berber carpeting (low-pile/no pile carpeting) to cover their floors. The problem with carpeting is that anything spilled on it will never come out and can contribute to nasty odors. Linoleum does not look very professional, even though it is much easier to keep clean. Polished commercial concrete and/or tile is the best option to avoid stains, spills, odors, and cleaning problems.

School Floors

Muddy shoes, wet boots, and a host of other dirty footwear are the reasons why any other type of flooring does not work in schools. Restroom accidents and vomit are two more reasons. Sure, some classrooms may have carpeting, but usually that is limited to kindergarten where the children are expected to sit for circle time or lay down for rest periods. The rest of most elementary, middle, and high schools are concrete. 

Church Floors

This use may come as a surprise to many people, since many church floors look as though they are wood or carpet. The truth is, if you pull up the carpeting or wood, you are likely to find concrete. With the size of many church congregations and the weight of everyone in attendance, the floor needs to support and distribute all that weight. Commercial concrete can do just that.

Brewery Floors

This is another surprising use for commercial concrete, but really, it should not be. Breweries are producing fermented liquids that can often be quite potent and potentially damaging to other types of flooring. If someone in the brew house were to open a vat tap for a sample and could not close it,  or a pipe leaked profusely, the entire floor would have to be replaced.

With commercial concrete, that is not an issue. The flooring stays in excellent shape for as long as the brewer is business. It is simple to clean and even easier to maintain with the addition of floor drains.

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Use Concrete as a Form of Art

Concrete doesn't have to be boring. In fact it can be absolutely beautiful. My name is Andrea Reese, and I am an artist as well as an avid gardener. I enjoy sculpting and decided to try to combine my two passions to create an incredible backyard oasis. The results are incredible. In this blog, I'll show you how I learned to make small sculptures and etchings in walkways to turn what used to be ordinary concrete into something amazing that adds tremendous artistic flair to the beauty of my garden. You can make visitors to your backyard think they've stepped into a fairy land. I can show you how.