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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

3 Reasons To Use Concrete Instead Of Wood For Your Patio Flooring

by Pedro Taylor

Having access to a patio can help you maximize your outdoor living space. Many people like the look of natural wood as a patio flooring option, but real wood floors are not always the most economic choice. Installing a stamped concrete floor will help you achieve the same feel as natural wood without the maintenance that natural wood requires.

If you are in the process of building or remodeling your patio, here are three reasons why stamped concrete is the best flooring choice for you.

1. Stamped concrete floors are affordable.

If you are looking to renovate your patio on a budget, stamped concrete floors are your best bet. With decorative concrete costing as little as $8 to $12 per square foot, you will be able to dramatically reduce your renovation budget without compromising the quality of your finished look.

Stamped concrete can be made to look exactly like natural wood slats without the cost associated with a wood floor investment.

2. Stamped concrete floors are built to last.

When it comes to completing a renovation project, the longevity of the finished product is essential. With stamped concrete flooring, you not only get the look of natural wood, but you get the durability that comes with concrete flooring as well.

Experts estimate that a properly installed concrete floor can last 25 years or longer. This means that you can enjoy your stamped concrete floor for many years to come.

3. Stamped concrete floors can reduce the risk of fire.

In the year 2013 alone, a house fire was reported every 85 seconds. If the thought of losing your home to fire concerns you, then making the choice to install a stamped concrete floor for your patio could be beneficial.

Concrete is considered a fire-resistant material, meaning that your stamped concrete floor will have poor thermal conductivity. It's virtually impossible to set fire to concrete, so you can rest assured that your patio will be protected from a fire if you make the choice to install stamped concrete flooring during your next renovation.

With stamped concrete flooring, you have the opportunity to create flooring that is not only cheap, durable, and fire-resistant, but a floor that will also provide you with the look and feel of natural wood. To maximize your results be sure that you work with a skilled mason to ensure the stamped wood pattern mimics natural wood flooring.