Rustic Wood Flooring
Are you getting ready to invest your hard-earned money into a traditional wood flooring system? Do you love the way a traditional wood flooring can add class and elegance anywhere it is placed? Well, wood floors cant be placed anywhere that sees moisture, heavy-duty use or even storage of heavy objects without warping, splintering or buckling but, there is a way you could get the look of traditional wood flooring with the exception of being even more durable. No, we aren’t talking about using higher-quality wood, we are talking about wood stamped concrete!

What Is Rustic Wood Flooring?

Rustic Wood Flooring
Well, it is wood and then again it isn’t. Rustic wood flooring is a variation from the popular stamped concrete flooring system but instead of mimicking natural stone, it almost perfectly replicated hardwood flooring systems. Wood concrete is made out of an ultra-durable concrete based material that is mixed until it is moldable and ready for stamping. While wood stamped concrete offers amazing benefits, there are some downsides to using it as well and you can find them all down below:
  • Used almost anywhere; exterior/interior
  • Provides protection from physical damage
  • Can be installed rather rapidly
  • The texture is nothing close to hardwood
  • Concrete is prone to cracks
  • You can tell its concrete

Rustic Wood Flooring Vs Traditional Hardwood

Wood- Stamped Concrete
Now that you know that rustic wood flooring is, how well does it stack up against its direct competitor, hardwood flooring? While we know that wood stamped concrete is much more durable and versatile than hardwood, there are many different ways that the wood stamped concrete beats out its natural counterpart. So, down below, you will find how wood concrete stacks up to the traditional hardwood flooring options on the market:
  • Offers superior durability to concrete
  • Can resist the harshest chemicals
  • Increase the value of your home
  • Last 20-30 years
  • Will warp when exposed to moisture
  • Require hundreds of dollars of chemicals to be used outdoors
  • Requires harsh maintenance to last 10-15 years

Investing In Your Home With Wood Stamped Concrete

One of the best features of using a rustic wood floor is the fact that they offer an opportunity for investment. While you are spending your money investing in rustic wood upfront, it can help you in the long run, unlike traditional hardwood flooring. Down below, you will find the pros and cons of using rustic wood in the long run:
  • See an increase of 2-5% in the value of your home
  • Helps concrete last 2-3 times longer
  • Make your home more attractive on the housing market
  • Not everyone loves concrete floors
  • Over time, concrete can crack
  • Replacement of seal coat every 5-7 years

Environmentally Friendly

Industrial Concrete Contractors
One of the biggest advantages of using a rustic wood flooring system is the fact that you are helping save the environment in more ways than one! While not using the natural material of wood is a massive plus, concrete is a biodegradable material unlike chemical coatings such as epoxies and rubberized flooring systems. The biggest plus is that the surface of wood stamped concrete; when paired with a sealer, will keep all chemicals and other hazards out of your concrete and from leaking into your surrounding environment!
Now that you know everything about a rustic wood flooring system, do you find yourself using it as a replacement for wood? We think that once you give wood concrete a chance, you will never use wood flooring again! Leave the laminate, tile and hardwood flooring systems behind and let rustic wood flooring provide your wood finishes for decades to come!
  • Protection against most forms of physical damage
  • Carefree and simplistic maintenance
  • Can be installed in 2-3 days minimum
  • Superior chemical and stain resistance
  • Resistance to waterborne bacteria like mold and mildew
  • Seamless and nonporous finish for increased safety