Bienvenido, invitado! | iniciar la sesión
US ES

Get a New Epoxy Garage Floor Today!!


By Rick LaFata - Custom Concrete, 2015-05-16

 

 


Coating a concrete garage floor is an inexpensive way to transform a stained surface into a value-added extension of the home. Epoxy floor coatings are a popular way to hide stains and imperfections while also creating a strong, stain-resistant surface. Some products can be professionally installed while others are packaged for the do-it-yourselfer.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Custom Concrete Design boasts a product that is 100%-solids cycloaliphatic epoxy. Suitable as a coating for garages, patios, driveways, basements, pool decks and even industrial concrete or wood floors, this product dries and leaves a coating made entirely of solid materials. The percentage of solids left after an epoxy product has dried is a measurement that allows products from different manufacturers to be compared.

 

According to, Custom Concrete Design, “If you want the highest grade of 100% solids epoxy, you will want a cycloaliphatic epoxy.” Cycloaliphatic epoxy offers high abrasion resistance, won’t fade or yellow, has no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and emits no odor after it dries.

 

Garage Floor Coating claims its product emits no VOCs. Requiring professional installers, this product is applied over a two to three-day time period. The finishes can be a solid color or flecked, also called “chipped.”

 

Depending on the product, there are many color and design choices available. A Base Epoxy Color is added to the Garage Floor First then we can add flakes to the mixture. More flakes in the mix will create a solid color, while fewer flakes result in a flecked design. High-Epoxy gloss is spread on after the Flakes have had 24hrs to settle and get locked into the base coat. Then the Clear High Gloss Epoxy Finish is Applied, then we apply 4 coats of wax to help protect the Epoxy Coat, it really gives everything a nice High Gloss Shine!!

 

Concrete garage floor coatings will resist tire skid marks, and a quality epoxy will not be damaged when it comes into contact with hot tires. Additionally, an epoxy coating will not be harmed by the oil and chemical drips often occurring in garages.

For home and business owners who want to upgrade the appearance of their garage or make it more resistant to stains, chips and cracks, a concrete garage floor coating offers all of those advantages.

 


Rick LaFata
(573)-216-0930
rick@customconcretedesign.info
Custom Concrete Design


Posted in: Acid Stain | 0 comments

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…

Visit our photo galleries for additional interior solutions:

 

Rick LaFata
(573)-216-0930
rick@customconcretedesign.info
Custom Concrete Design

Facebook YouTube Twitter pinterest WordPress Flickr about.me Instagram

Posted in: Overlay | 0 comments

Get a New Epoxy Garage Floor Today!!


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

 

Coating a concrete garage floor is an inexpensive way to transform a stained surface into a value-added extension of the home. Epoxy floor coatings are a popular way to hide stains and imperfections while also creating a strong, stain-resistant surface. Some products can be professionally installed while others are packaged for the do-it-yourselfer.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Custom Concrete Design boasts a product that is 100%-solids cycloaliphatic epoxy. Suitable as a coating for garages, patios, driveways, basements, pool decks and even industrial concrete or wood floors, this product dries and leaves a coating made entirely of solid materials. The percentage of solids left after an epoxy product has dried is a measurement that allows products from different manufacturers to be compared.

 

According to, Custom Concrete Design, “If you want the highest grade of 100% solids epoxy, you will want a cycloaliphatic epoxy.” Cycloaliphatic epoxy offers high abrasion resistance, won’t fade or yellow, has no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and emits no odor after it dries.

 

Garage Floor Coating claims its product emits no VOCs. Requiring professional installers, this product is applied over a two to three-day time period. The finishes can be a solid color or flecked, also called “chipped.”

 

Depending on the product, there are many color and design choices available. A Base Epoxy Color is added to the Garage Floor First then we can add flakes to the mixture. More flakes in the mix will create a solid color, while fewer flakes result in a flecked design. High-Epoxy gloss is spread on after the Flakes have had 24hrs to settle and get locked into the base coat. Then the Clear High Gloss Epoxy Finish is Applied, then we apply 4 coats of wax to help protect the Epoxy Coat, it really gives everything a nice High Gloss Shine!!

 

Concrete garage floor coatings will resist tire skid marks, and a quality epoxy will not be damaged when it comes into contact with hot tires. Additionally, an epoxy coating will not be harmed by the oil and chemical drips often occurring in garages.

 

For home and business owners who want to upgrade the appearance of their garage or make it more resistant to stains, chips and cracks, a concrete garage floor coating offers all of those advantages.

 




Rick LaFata
(573)-216-0930
rick@customconcretedesign.info
Custom Concrete Design




Facebook YouTube Twitter pinterest WordPress Flickr about.me Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acid StainAcid StainingChemical Resistant CoatingsCommercial FlooringConcrete CoatingConcrete CoatingsConcrete ContractorConcrete FinishesConcrete FloorConcrete Floor CoatingConcrete FlooringConcrete Flooring Lake OzarkConcrete FloorsConcrete OverlaysConcrete RefinishesConcrete RepairConcrete RestorationConcrete ResurfacingCustom Concrete DesignCustom FlooringDecorative ConcreteDecorative Concrete CoatingDecorative Concrete FloorDecorative Concrete FlooringDecorative Concrete OverlayDecorative Concrete ResurfacingEpoxy CoatingEpoxy Floor CoatingEpoxy FlooringEpoxy Garage FloorFloor CoatingFlooring ContractorFlooring IdeasGarage FloorLake Ozark ConcreteLake Ozark Concrete FloorLake Ozark Flooring ContractorsLake Ozark Flooring InstallerMarble FlooringOsage Beach Concrete FloorOsage Beach FlooringPainted ConcreteProtective coating companyProtective CoatingsResidential FlooringStamped ConcreteTile FlooringWood Flooring

 

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
(573)-216-0930
rick@customconcretedesign.info
Custom Concrete Design

Facebook YouTube Twitter pinterest WordPress Flickr about.me Instagram

Posted in: Overlay | 0 comments

A Few Important Concrete Cleaning Tips…


By Rick LaFata - Custom Concrete, 2015-04-08

 






Concrete surfaces tend to accumulate dust very gradually and when it does, you realize how difficult it is to clean the exterior. This is precisely one of the reasons why periodic concrete cleaning helps in maintaining your home, driveway, and concrete patios to give it a yearlong spic and span look. High quality pressure washing is a key element of proper concrete cleaning. 

What Is Pressure Cleaning?

Pressure cleaning is a method of using high-pressure water to clean hard to remove the dirt, grime and grease from concrete surfaces. The system consists of a pump with a spray that creates high-pressure water with high velocity that enables cleaning of stains on concrete surfaces.

Points To Remember

* To start with, you will need a proper pressure washer, gloves, approved chemicals, eye protection equipment, water source, power source and accessories.


* Use a power washer with adequate pressure, preferably 3000 psi and with a flow rate of at least 4-5 gallons per minute.

 

* Choose a wheel mounted pressure cleaner.



This will allow you to clean a far greater concrete surface area in quicker time span.


* A rotary nozzle does a far better job of cleaning concrete surfaces than the regular fan nozzle. This is because a rotary nozzle sprays the water in a circular fashion and at a higher speed.

* A hot washer pressure washer does the cleaning job much better than a cold-water pressure washer. The former costs more and the choice will depend on your budget. Hot washer equipment cleans faster and is the preferred choice for large commercial applications. Do not to use hot water above the temperature specified by the pump manufacturer.

 


This will cause the thermal release valve to pop and a replacement may be needed.

* Power washers are maintenance prone equipment. The seals, o-rings and springs need routine checkup as they tend to get worn out very quickly due to the high pressure of water. As an additional precaution, never run the pressure washer dry or in the bypass mode even for a short time.

* A combination of power washing with chemical cleaning is very effective in getting rid of stubborn stain on concrete surfaces. To achieve best results, you must spray the stained area and then allow it to stay for 15 minutes before washing it off. If the stain is oily or greasy, use an alkaline degreaser. Rusty stains are best removed by a chemical cleaner containing oxalic acid.
When operating pressure cleaners which use chemicals, make sure that the local laws allow you to drain off the water into nearby sewers.

* Your safety is of paramount importance. Do not venture on a concrete cleaning job without proper clothes, gloves, shoes and goggles. Never do the power-washing job standing on a ladder and do take care to stay clear of electrical fixtures and jacks. 

During winter, it is advisable to run an antifreeze mixture through the pumping system before you store it. This is especially true if you do not have a climate controlled enclosure.

Concrete cleaning by pressure washing is effective and safe. All you need to do is follow the above tips and any other recommendations provided by the pump or the system supplier.

 




Rick LaFata
(573)-216-0930
rick@customconcretedesign.info
Custom Concrete Design




Facebook YouTube Twitter pinterest WordPress Flickr about.me Instagram



Quiénes Rick LaFata - Custom Concrete

Ubicación:

Eldon, MO   US   65026
estadísticas
Profile Tag Cloud: