Designer Floor Coating for a Natural Stone LookMarch 25, 2023
With modern products and techniques, floor coatings with the look and appeal of natural stone are easy to create. Using a combination of cement overlay, decorative aggregate and the latest protective sealers and finishers, a unique designer look is achievable. One of the best benefits of these designer floor coatings is that they can be installed for a price comparable to that of floorboards, tiles, or other flooring options.
The Appeal of Natural Stone
For thousands of years, people have been seeking out the beauty of natural stone in their homes. Whether it be a floor, a bench top, or even a sculpture, there is no questions that the strength, durability, and aesthetics of stone are appealing.
Why Stone Floors are Impractical
While stone as a floor covering is appealing, there is no doubt that in reality this idea is impractical, if not impossible. Stone tiles are heavy, and not suitable in many homes. They are also difficult to source, and expensive to buy, let alone install and maintain. Tiles leave unsightly grout marks which can affect the overall look. Cleaning stone floors can be a nightmare, and surfaces end up slippery and dangerous.
Alternative Floor Coatings
A wide range of designer floor options are available which mimic the look of natural stone. They are cost effective, environmentally friendly, and very easy to live with and maintain. Depending on the look you are wanting to achieve, there are a few different flooring options.
Pandomo Floors are the best option if you are looking for a flat, stone-like surface. They are formed with a cement overlay, which comes in a range of earthy colours like black, charcoal, brown, and white. The floors have some texture to them, with grains and colour variation just as with a stone bench top. The floors are then coated with a protective resin which gives the glossy finish.
Terrazzo Micro Floors are ideal if you love the look of marble. Based on the flooring style made popular in Venice over 3000 years ago, Terrazzo floors where the symbol of class and style for thousands of years. Because of labour and expense, these floors became impractical and fell out of the design spotlight. Using a Pandomo floor surface, with decorative marble chips added, Terrazzo Micro Floors achieve the same look, without the expense and weight.
The right floor coatings can help you achieve a stunning look in your home, shop, office, or showroom. Consider designer floors for your next project.