Whether you install a stained concrete floor or exterior pavement, you are doing good things for the environment. Here are a few of the reasons why stained concrete is a sustainable choice:
- Staining a concrete floor rather than covering it up with carpeting or another floor covering conserves materials and eliminates disposal problems later, when the floor covering eventually requires replacement.
- Your ready-mix supplier can make concrete using waste byproducts, which reduces the consumption of raw materials. Fly ash, slag cement and silica fume, all byproducts from power plants, steel mills and other manufacturing facilities, are commonly used as partial cement replacements.
- Stained concrete floors and pavements are high in durability and will last much longer than many alternative materials.
- You can further enhance decorative stained by incorporating recycled products, such as crushed glass, bits of recycled plastic, marble chips, metal shavings, and even seashells.
- Stained concrete floors can even help conserve energy when you use strategies such as installing radiant in-floor heating and optimizing the absorption of solar radiation, a component of passive solar home design.
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