Here at Rusmur Floors, we’re thankful for a lot of different things this holiday season. We asked some of our employees what they’re thankful for:
“To be able to spend time with my family this Thanksgiving.”
“For our military members, past and present, for keeping us safe.”
“The great people I work with every day.”
“For my friends, family, and God.”
“The redevelopment that Pittsburgh and the surrounding towns has seen in the past few years.”
“Our wonderful customers!”
“The community and my neighbors.”
“Good health, good friends, family and good food!”
What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments!
Here at Rusmur Floors, we love Pinterest. It’s our favorite source for DIY projects, decorating ideas, recipes, unique flooring ideas and plenty more! Here are some of our favorite people to follow on Pinterest:
Who are your favorite people to follow on Pinterest? Let us know in the comments!
Usually reserved for unfinished basement flooring, concrete is becoming a more popular flooring option for other parts of the home. But is concrete flooring the right option for your home? Read on for the pros and cons of choosing concrete flooring.
- Durability – Scratching or damaging the surface of concrete is very difficult to do. This makes it good flooring option for those with pets or who tend to wear high heels around the house.
- Easy Maintenance – Concrete flooring will only require periodic sealing/waxing, every 3-9 months, depending on traffic in the room. In between sealing or waxing, concrete can be cleaned with a neutral cleaning product.
- Environmentally Friendly – In most homes, concrete already exists as the subfloor so to get concrete floors, you only need to remove the current flooring. This means no new flooring material needs to be created, making concrete in this instance more environmentally friendly than other flooring options.
- Life Span – Concrete flooring, with proper care, can last indefinitely. This can also save you money in the long run over other flooring options with shorter life spans.
- Versatility – Concrete now comes in a variety of colors, textures and patterns to give you more design freedom than the simple grey concrete of old. As an added bonus, since concrete is a subfloor material, you can choose to cover it up at any time by installing different flooring.
- Moisture Concerns – If concrete flooring isn’t properly sealed, moisture can seep into the concrete, leading to mildew or mold, or in certain climates, freezing and expanding which can cause cracks in the concrete.
- Hardness – The surface of a concrete floor is very hard, making it less than ideal for homes with small children or elderly people. The hardness of the floor can cause items to break when dropped and can lead to injuries if you fall on the floor.
- Temperature – Concrete doesn’t retain heat, making it very cold, especially in the winter.
- Comfort – Concrete is particularly unyielding, meaning it can be uncomfortable to stand on for an extended period of time.
Concrete is a flooring option that can give your home a unique look and feel, but isn’t right for everyone. If you think concrete flooring might be right for you, we highly recommend an area rug to alleviate the hardness, temperature and comfort factors mentioned above. Stop in to any Rusmur Floors locations to look at our beautiful area rug collection to help achieve your perfect concrete flooring look!