I live in a condo that is part of a 1980's conversion from a home for women into condo units. The building was built in 1901 and walls were removed and put up to create unique single level and bilevel living spaces. Shortly I am having the floor refinished in my bedroom, which is currently covered in carpeting. When I pulled back the carpeting in the bedroom, there is a 4 inch strip of concrete down the middle where a wall used to be. I am looking for ideas for creatively keeping the concrete or if it needs to be removed, what would that entail? Any downsides to keeping the concrete? The refinisher is suggesting removing the concrete and matching the floors, however he has not done anything like this before so is unsure how long it might take.
Also, there is a 4' x 4' piece of concrete in the corner of the room, which could have been part of a hearth, that I plan to keep.
Any advice/ideas are very welcome!