by Cora Diekman
Polished concrete floors are the latest modern design crave sweeping the pages of design magazines, flooding Instagram, and dominating Pinterest. Their sleek and understated vibe provides the ideal palette for modern interiors with plenty of additional crave-worthy perks to covet, like being hypoallergenic, simple to clean, and virtually indestructible. Concrete is also easily customizable with a range of finish options from matte to glossy, dyed, stained, etched, and more. A gorgeous, low-maintenance floor that lasts a lifetime? Sign us up!
While concrete naturally plays into designs that are industrial in nature (think exposed brick and metal accents), they can also work well with warmer interiors that are soft, family friendly, and oh-so-livable. When combined with the right amount of color and texture, concrete becomes the perfect hard surface flooring solution for even the coziest of home interiors. Tour these 12 clever designs to see how yesterday’s concrete has elegantly graduated from utility-grade to industrial-chic.
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Concrete combines with bright colors, a fun tile mosaic, and warm wood accents to give this space a cheerful, inviting vibe.