Once relegated to industrial lofts and warehouse spaces, concrete, as a flooring material, is finally starting to be appreciated for its raw beauty. It's nice and cool underfoot, wonderful if you live in a warm climate, and, as these 14 interiors prove, has a texture and variation that give it a special warmth all its own.
Above: A concrete floor can be especially nice in an uber-minimal space, a lovely counterpart to all that white. Image from Dustjacket Attic.
A concrete floor adds just the right amount of texture to a lofty living room from Vogue Living.
This concrete floor (in a Paris restaurant by Momoko Kudo Architects) gets an extra bit of shine from brass inlays.
Here's an especially textured concrete floor spotted on April and May. (The amount of texture displayed in the floor has a lot to do with the finishing process.)
This floor, from Lovely Life, reflects a little more light thanks to a shiny coating.
Concrete floors can be dyed in colors, or even in patterns, as seen here on Regards et Maisons.
A concrete floor in a minimal dining room from The Style Files.
Concrete floors create a casual, stylish vibe in the kitchen of Sam and Anne's Austin home.
A pink concrete floor (this looks like some kind of epoxy coating, rather than a stain) in an office by Crosby Studios.
A concrete floor pairs beautifully with wooden cupboards in a Scandinavian home from Coco Lapine Design.
Another shiny concrete floor in a space from deasgn.
The crackled finish adds character to this concrete floor spotted on In Bed With.
Adding aggregates to the concrete mix can result in a floor with a more mottled appearance, almost like terrazzo. Image from My Domaine.
Here's another example of concrete with aggregates, also from My Domaine.