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Use Decorative Concrete for an Alternative Interior Flooring Solution


By Rick LaFata - Custom Concrete, 2015-04-30

Decorative Concrete Interior.jpg  Understanding the solutions that our products provide can be somewhat confusing because quiet frankly, there are just too many options and solutions. With that said, we will start by breaking down the solutions into two categories; Exterior and Interior…

Since we have already discussed Exterior Options in an earlier post, (click here for that post) here we will focus on Interior Options and how you can use Decorative Concrete Inside your home or business for a different flooring Alternative to conventional flooring.

Interior:

Splatter Texture Overlay: Applied approximately 1/16″ to 1/8″ thick to existing concrete to create a non-slip texture. Can be applied as plain gray or unlimited color and design choices. Patterns can replicate that of brick, stone, slate, tile, etc. Ideal for indoor pool decks, water parks, public restrooms or locker rooms where water may be present but a non-slip finish is required.

Slate Trowel Overlay: Very similar to splatter texture overlay but typically a smoother finish.

 

– MICRO-FINISH™ Seamless Floors: Applied to existing concrete less than 1/16″ thick and literally as smooth as glass. Patterns, colors and design themes are absolutely limitless.

– Modified Slate Trowel Overlay: A smoother version of the conventional Slate Trowel Overlay for exterior uses.

– REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring Systems: Absolutely the hottest tend in commercial, retail and residential flooring systems with designers and architects.

Concrete Staining: Transforms play gray concrete into a multitude of color options.

– Concrete Coloring: The concrete and be integrally colored before it is poured or it can be colored afterwards.

– Industrial Flooring: Protective high wear coatings such as epoxies, polyurethanes and polyaspartics for manufacturing facilities, medical clinics, industrial warehouses, etc.

– Flake Flooring Systems:

– Colored Quartz Flooring Systems:

– Concrete Restoration: Repair unsightly spalling and pitting. Repair uneven or sunken surfaces.

– Custom logos:

All Interior solutions are ideal for:

– Residential homes

– Retail stores

– Schools and universities

– Hotels

– Casinos

– Automobile dealerships

– Restaurants

– Professional and collegiate sports complexes

– Medical facilities

– Veterinarian clinics

– Office buildings

– Shopping malls

– Virtually any interior floor…

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Rick LaFata
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Understanding the Solutions that Decorative Concrete can provide you.


By Rick LaFata - Custom Concrete, 2015-04-19

 


Understanding the solutions that our products provide can be somewhat confusing because quiet frankly, there are just too many options and solutions. With that said, we will start by breaking down the solutions into two categories; Exterior and Interior…

 

Exterior:

– Splatter Texture Overlay: Applied approximately 1/16″ to 1/8″ thick to existing concrete to create a non-slip texture. Can be applied as plain gray or unlimited color and design choices. Patterns can replicate that of brick, stone, slate, tile, etc.

– Slate Trowel Overlay: Very similar to splatter texture overlay but typically a smoother finish.

– Concrete Staining: Transforms play gray concrete into a multitude of color options.

– Concrete Coloring: The concrete and be integrally colored before it is poured or it can be colored afterwards.

– Concrete Restoration: Repair unsightly spalling and pitting. Repair uneven or sunken surfaces.

 

– Custom Logos:

All exterior solutions are ideal for:

– Driveways

– Pool decks

– Sidewalks

– Patios

– Pedestrian bridges

– Hotel entrances

– Theme parks

– Professional and collegiate sports complexes

– Virtually anywhere you can stand, walk or drive…

 

Rick LaFata
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rick@customconcretedesign.info
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Our potential clients often ask us the differences between stamped overlays and troweled overlays There are significant differences that every homeowner should be aware of before making a decision about their concrete coating project.

Stamped concrete is concrete that is patterned and/or textured or embossed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, and various other patterns and textures. Stamped concrete is commonly used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and interior flooring. The ability of stamped concrete to resemble other building materials makes stamped concrete a less expensive alternative to using those other authentic materials such as stone, slate or brick.

There are three procedures used in stamped concrete which separate it from other concrete procedures; the addition of a base color, the addition of an accent color, and stamping a pattern into the concrete. These three procedures provide stamped concrete with a color and shape similar to the natural building material. It also is longer lasting than paved stone, and still resembles the look. One Drawback to Stamped Concrete as compared to Troweled on Systems,  it is more expensive to do just because it requires more material to be placed and can be mo re time consuming as well. So basically more material and labor are required.

A troweled coating is applied by troweling a cement mixture onto the top of existing concrete, usually at a thickness of approximately 1/8”.   The coloring on a troweled coating is put within the concrete while it’s being mixed.  The grout lines are taped  to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, then a tack coat is added over the tape to prevent bleeding of the colors (basically sealing in the grout coat so the top coat will not bleed into the grout lines. The Top coat is then applied in a rough texture to resemble rock or a smother texture to possibly to be more like Tile, or an knockdown finish may be desired, usually two to three coats of sealer is applied to Finish the Project.

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