Just because you want attractive and functional features in your home or commercial space, doesn’t mean you have to take the environment for granted. There is already enough building and construction material around that isn’t super friendly to Mother Earth, so why add to the problem? When you embark on plans for your residential or commercial design build or renovation project, it’s a responsible move to keep eco-friendly practices in mind.
Ideal for countertops, backsplashes and sophisticated and elegantpolished floors, concrete won’t let you down in any setting. Most green-minded construction companies also utilize other eco-friendly methods and solutions with concrete, including water-based sealers and metal-free pigments, for example, to ensure that the entire process is safe.
Concrete Plays up Your Personality
When planning for your dream kitchen or bathroom, seriously consider choosing concrete countertops instead of those made from non-renewable materials such as marble or granite. You’d be amazed at the range of looks that can be achieved with concrete, and depending on your unique choice, might be hard-pressed to tell the difference from quarried stone.
Where’s the individuality in having a state-of-the-art kitchen when your countertop is just a minor variation of your neighbor’s? Customized to any shape and thickness, features molded from concrete are available in endlessly varying textures and shades, so you can order precisely what you want to make your space unique.
More Eco-Friendly Benefits of Concrete for Countertops and More
- Concrete structures are super durable; they won’t rust, burn or rot, and generally last longer than many other construction materials.
- Concrete leaves very little to no waste. Builders can create only what they need in specific quantities, on a fully customizable basis. Down the road, concrete can be crushed and recycled.
- Concrete is conveniently obtainable and manufactured locally, so there is no extra fossil fuel wasted or compromise of air quality in transporting your custom order all the way from another city or state (or even out of country).
One of the best eco-friendly materials you can utilize for your home or commercial building project is concrete. Ask a construction and remodeling contractor who specializes in incorporating concrete features into top-notch designs for homes and business premises to show you the full range of possibilities. You’ll be amazed by how fantastic it looks and can feel good about making an appropriate and responsible choice in helping to preserve our precious planet.
Greg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.
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