For a while now the urban warehouse conversion look has been the cool modern style for city living.  Many trends and themes come and go, but the cutting edge of concrete and cement style finishes seems to be here stay.

Many home owners are considering polished concrete as their chosen floor finish, although most will quickly learn that there are some drawbacks to this choice of surface;  It can easily stain and will require resealing or waxing every 3-9 months, depending on the level of traffic.  Luckily there is a very credible alternative to achieving a similar uninterrupted industrial finish using porcelain tiles that look and feel like cement and concrete.  Concrete and cement effect porcelain tiles do not stain and require no regular maintenance programme.  They come in an array of colours and textures and perfectly emulate this industrial finish.