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Stained Concrete vs. Alternative Floor Coverings: How Does It Compare?

Decorative stained concrete offers a number of advantages that other popular flooring materials can't match. See this comparison chart from showing how stained concrete measures up to carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring, wood, and stone in the areas of:

Stained and polished living room floor
Photo: A Gorgeous Floor

Green Benefits

Concrete floors are better for the planet. The fresh concrete that goes into a floor slab is produced at a local ready-mix plant in the quantities needed for each project, so there is little waste. Using concrete also saves on the energy consumed to transport a factory-made product, such as tile or carpet, from the plant, to the distributor, and eventually to your home.

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