You may have already decided you’re going to get coated concrete floors installed on your first story, but you love them so much that now you’re wondering if your house can support concrete floors on the second story. Thankfully, the answer is “Yes!” concrete floors can be installed on the second floor of a house. They are great for upstairs bathrooms or if you simply want to continue the style of your first story up to the second story.
Does Your Home Have The Proper Supports and Foundation?
If you are interested in getting concrete flooring installed on your second story, you will first need a professional to examine your foundation, bearing walls, and support beams. It is possible that they will already be sufficient to support the concrete, especially if you will only be having concrete floors installed in a small room such as a bathroom. If you plan on having a large area of concrete floors on the second story, it is likely that they will need to be reinforced in order to support the additional weight. This will not be as much of an issue if your house is still in the planning phase, just make sure you tell the architect or designer that you plan on installing concrete floors on the second story. That way, they will be able to incorporate the necessary reinforcements into the design.
Installing the Concrete Floors
Once the foundation, bearing walls, and support beams are deemed sufficient, a professional can come in and begin pouring the concrete. The pouring and finishing process should only take a few days and once the concrete is dry, you can have your concrete floors polished or coated to match your interior design. The polishing or coating process should also only take a few days. Then you can enjoy your beautiful second story concrete floors.
If you already have your concrete floors and are looking for ideas on how to have them polished or coated, contact us for a consultation.