Consumers’ concrete preferences are increasingly influenced by their tastes, as they move from concrete to more concrete materials, and they’re using more concrete-based products, according to a new consumer report from the Consumer Reports organization.
The new survey found that, compared with 2010, Americans were more likely to say concrete was the most preferable concrete mix than they were in 2010, but this was driven by a sharp increase in preference for concrete-filled products.
Americans are also more likely than they ever have been to say that concrete is a better concrete for their house, car and boat than concrete.
But concrete isn’t the only product that’s becoming more popular in the U.S.
This year, consumers are using more recycled concrete than they have in the past, and the new report found that more than a third of Americans (36%) said they use concrete that’s at least 50% recycled.
In 2010, 36% of Americans said they recycled at least 40% of their concrete.
And more than half (55%) of Americans who recycled their concrete in 2010 said they reused the concrete in a new project in 2020.
In addition, about a quarter (26%) of those who recycled concrete in 2020 said they’ve reused it at least once in the last year.
Americans are increasingly using concrete, including in their homesThe report, which is based on the latest survey data from the U,D.C.-based Consumer Reports, surveyed more than 11,000 U.D.
It found that Americans are increasingly embracing concrete in their home.
More than half of Americans say concrete is their most preferred concrete mix, up from 31% in 2010.
About half (52%) of respondents say concrete used for furniture is their top choice, and more than one in three (36% of respondents) say concrete made of glass, steel, aluminum or concrete cement is their choice for their homes.
About one in five U.s. respondents (19%) say concrete for carpets and linoleum is their favorite concrete mix.
Americans also prefer concrete in places like bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and basements.
And, nearly three-quarters (72%) of U.A.C.C.’s survey respondents say they use more concrete than ever before.
But there’s a catch: Consumers who live in more rural areas are still more likely that they’re choosing concrete than concrete from a larger swath of the U and D.C., the survey found.
Americans who live outside the U or D.
Cs, for example, are more likely for their concrete to be made from reclaimed or recycled materials.
But even in the largest urban areas, there’s still a sizable chunk of Americans choosing concrete from the traditional sources.
And Americans are shifting to concrete from other sources, too.
About a third (33%) of adults who live on the east coast and a quarter of Americans on the west coast (including many who live off the grid) said concrete is the most preferred material.
That’s up from 29% in the 2010 survey.
The survey also found that millennials, or those born after 1980, are increasingly shifting to less concrete-heavy materials.
More than four in five (73%) millennials say concrete should be more of a mix of recycled and recycled materials, up nearly 20 points from 2010.
That compares with 58% of those born in the 1980s and 61% born in 1950.
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