Why You Should Incorporate Concrete into Your Business

Why You Should Incorporate Concrete Into Your Business

Why You Should Incorporate Concrete into Your Business

If you own a commercial property or are a small business owner looking to spice up the interior of your store/office, have you considered incorporating concrete into its interior design? From concrete floors to countertops, and a number of other surfaces, concrete can provide any business with the look and appeal they’ve been seeking. Whether your goal is to create elegant ambiance within your store or to increase the value of your commercial property, concrete could be the material that’s right for the job.

The Types of Businesses That Benefit from Concrete

Although almost any businesses can employ concrete countertops, floors, patios, and other surfaces for functional and aesthetic purposes, the following businesses can greatly benefit from concrete as an interior/exterior addition:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Banks
  • Convenience Stores
  • Coffee Shops
  • Retail Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Grocery Stores
  • And more

Almost every store has an area where customers can ‘check out’ and purchase their items. Why not use a sleek concrete countertop for the project? In addition to this, every business has a floor. Instead of constantly vacuuming or deep cleaning carpets or investing a great deal of money in another material, consider opting for a concrete floor installation. Concrete is a material with a great deal of longevity. While plain concrete doesn’t have a glamorous look, it can be installed to mimic a number of different materials.

How Overlays Make Concrete Versatile

Concrete can be made to look like a number of different materials such as wood, tile, stone, and more. This is done with a concrete overlay. An overlay is simply an additional layer of concrete that is poured on top of the base of a surface. It is done primarily for aesthetic purposes, although it can also be done to repair and reinforce older surfaces and structures. Concrete can achieve a number of glamorous looks for a fraction of the cost of certain other materials.

Why Concrete?

With so many flooring and countertop options available, why should your business choose to implement concrete? We’ll give you 3 solid reasons (pun intended).

1. Concrete is incredibly sturdy. If you operate a busy company, you’ll have a great number of customers in and out of your store on a daily basis. Concrete will be able to stand the wear and tear of daily shoppers, employees, and more.

2. Concrete offers an infinite number of designs! From different colors to textures, and the other flooring materials concrete can mimic, the possibilities provided by concrete seem endless. With concrete overlays and stamping, you should be able to find the perfect appearance for your business by choosing concrete.

3. If you’re interested in selling your commercial property, concrete additions can increase the overall value of your building. Consider using concrete for the properties’ floors, countertops, and more in order to increase the overall value of your building. In many instances, concrete will allow you to sell your property for more than it was initially quoted for.

With the many benefits provided by concrete, what are you waiting for? Call the Creative Concrete Solutions professionals today at 615-691-6613 to get started on adding concrete to your commercial property or business.

Make Your Countertops Stand Out!

Counter Top Edges

Boring countertops are so yesterday. With concrete countertops the opportunities for creativity and individuality are endless! It is baffling why people settle for plain and boring countertops when they could have works of art in their home instead.

Check out these simple, yet unique, ways to have concrete countertops that make statement!

Edging

The standard flat edges are no longer the only option you have as a Murfreesboro, TN homeowner. In fact, there are multiple edging options to choose from. Check it out!

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In fact, these are only a handful of the edging options you can choose from. Many homeowners also elect to design their own edging options with help from their concrete contractor. Don’t settle for a bland countertop; show your individuality and style through the many edging options for concrete countertops.

Colors

The beauty of concrete is its adaptable nature. No matter what color countertop you want, you can have it with concrete countertops. While most people associated concrete with a dull, gray color, there is actually a world of possibilities available for homeowners interested in customized countertops. Common concrete countertop colors include:

  • Black
  • White
  • Orange
  • Turquoise
  • Brown
  • Custom Shades and Colors
  • And so much more
  • Whatever color you want for your countertops, you can have it with concrete. Other natural stones and countertop materials do not yield the luxurious and customized look that concrete provides.

    Additional Design Opportunities

    The design options with concrete do not end at colors and edging. There is so much you can do with concrete. For instance, many homeowners opt to put tiny pieces of glass in their concrete countertops to garner the reflective and shiny appearance. Other homeowners decide to use a specific pattern. In addition, you can add inserts or inlays into your concrete countertops to create that personalized look you’ve been longing for.

    Creative Concrete Solutions is ready to take on your concrete countertop project this fall. Give us a call today at 615.289.8823.

Concrete Vs. Granite Countertops

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It is not uncommon to be thoroughly overwhelmed and confused by the amount of options you have when looking to install countertops in your Middle Tennessee home. The top two choices of countertops are granite and concrete countertops. With the choice between these two options, homeowners typically become confused about which option will be best for their home. 

To Customize or Not to Customize

One of the main benefits of using concrete countertops in your home is the ability to truly customize the look and other aesthetics of your countertops. With concrete, the possibilities for the shape, size and appearance is endless. Instead of searching far and wide for the perfect countertop appearance, you can simply create it with concrete. You can add materials such as glass, pigments, stones and other options to your concrete to create a truly one-of-a-kind look.

When you choose to use granite, you are a bit stuck with whatever natural stone look is available. Although granite does have a wide variety of natural stone appearances, it can be a bit difficult to find the exact look you have been searching for. From Italy to Brazil to other parts of the world, granite appearances will vary. You may have to search far and wide to find the natural stone variation you are looking for. 

Durability

In terms of durability, both surfaces are able to withstand heavy use. If durability is your top criteria, both types of countertop surfaces will suit your lifestyle just fine.

In addition, the weight of each surface type is almost equal. If you know that your cabinets can support the weight of granite, they can support concrete perfectly as well.

Price

There is a common misconception that the prices of granite and concrete vary greatly. In fact, they are nearly equal depending on the market that you are in. 

Typically, Middle Tennessee homeowners are looking for a countertop option where they can receive a great price, durability and full customization. Granite and concrete countertops are nearly the same, until you have to decide on the appearance. For homeowners looking to add a personal and visually appealing touch to their kitchen, bathroom or other area of the home, concrete countertops are the best choice for you.

When you are ready to install your concrete countertops, call the team of professional contractors at Creative Concrete Solutions today at 615-289-8823. 

Have an outdoor kitchen? Use concrete countertops.

Your backyard should be your outdoor paradise and escape from the hectic world indoors. If you are looking to transform your backyard into a relaxing getaway, consider adding a functional and appealing outdoor kitchen complete with concrete countertops. Imagine being able to spend the spring, summer and early fall days cooking up a great meal and enjoying the weather outdoors. With concrete countertops, you can do just that and so much more. From natural beauty to simple maintenance, you’ll be glad you chose to install concrete countertops in your outdoor kitchen.

Customizable

One benefit of concrete countertops is the ability to completely customize the look of your countertops and outdoor kitchen. Do you want your outdoor kitchen to be elegant and dazzling? Concrete countertops can provide you with that. Perhaps you want a fun and out-of-the-box appearance for your kitchen? No problem, concrete countertops can do that too. With a variety of styles, designs and colors to choose from, you’ll be able to reflect your personal style in your outdoor kitchen.

Simple Maintenance

One of the greatest concerns homeowners have about their outdoor kitchen is whether or not it will be easy to take care of. After all, you want to get the greatest return and use from your investment! If you live in an area with sporadic weather patterns or have messy family members, you’ll be glad to know that concrete countertops are very simple to maintain. Similar to indoor countertops, a few sprays of a non-abrasive surface cleaner will do the trick!

Long Life Span

When constructing your outdoor kitchen, you will naturally want to choose products and materials that will give you the best return on your investment. With the long lasting quality of these countertops, you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor kitchen for years on end. Unlike other types of countertop materials, concrete can last for 20+ years if properly maintained. With the simplicity of maintenance and vast life span of concrete, you’ll have no trouble using your countertops for several years.

Unique Appearance

In addition to having a variety of countertop styles and designs to choose from, concrete brings a unique appearance to your outdoor kitchen. These countertops make a statement and have a pronounced appearance. If you want your outdoor kitchen to reflect a certain style or personality, concrete is your material of choice. Other countertop options look unoriginal, boring and frankly are overused. Make a statement with your stunning concrete countertops.

If you’re ready to add concrete countertops to your Middle Tennessee outdoor kitchen, call Creative Concrete Solutions today at 615-289-8823. We look forward to making your outdoor kitchen dreams a reality.