The Many Benefits of Concrete Resurfacing
Today concrete resurfacing has experienced a huge growth in popularity among homeowners. This process is a technique that builders use so they can make plain floors look as though they were not plain. Many home improvement experts today recommend resurfacing as a ‘first option’ due to the many advantages it carries.
People are beginning to see what a great advantage it is to decorate their concrete surfaces this way. It can be used alongside other decorative techniques such as stamping. There are a few very useful styles of floor decoration available today.
Polished concrete is a beautiful way to create any type of atmosphere you want. They achieve this by using polishing tools specifically designed to polish concrete, making it smooth as glass and extremely shiny. To get the best polished concrete takes both skills and quality products. If you get a professional to do the job and they are equipped with good skill, they can not only do the job but they can also advise you on the best kind of style to use for your project.
A lot of people like the textured concrete created by using the stamping process. You can find a broad range of designs in local hardware stores. You can actually fool a lot of people with a stamped concrete walkway, having them think it’s a tiled walkway and not concrete. It is a very effective technique.
Staining is another effective technique for concrete resurfacing. It actually requires a professional touch because of the need to handle harmful chemicals. These kinds of chemicals used to create the staining liquid carry a certain amount of hazard and risk. They work together to create a chemical reaction that creates a permanent stain on your floor.
This chemical solution is made up of mineral salt, water, and muriatic acid. The main drawback to using this technique is the inability to predict what the final outcome will look like. You are totally dependent on what the mixture will produce to get the staining that you are looking for.
Another technique is available that carries a little less risk. It depends on water. When you use this technique it is safer because all the other dangerous chemicals are not being used. This style makes use of acrylics, which are layered out artfully across the concrete, and have the appearance of authentic chemical staining.
Overlaid concrete is another option. This technique got its start in the 1960s. This is when some engineers first got the idea to mix cement with acrylic paint resins. It is called ‘overlaying’ because the concrete gets overlaid with this resin-cement mixture.
When you choose to resurface your concrete, your surfaces are renewed. You get a much more attractive covering that keeps out harmful elements that would otherwise attack your actual concrete floor. A resurfacing technique can give your old concrete a shield against the elements.
When it gets down to brass tacks, concrete resurfacing is economic and practical. It is also very creative for repairing pool areas, driveways, walls, patios, floors, and more. It’s an excellent way to add durability and beauty to your home. It is a great investment as well.
My garage was so cluttered and a total mess, I was always embarrassed to have the door open! Not anymore!! Floorguard® helped me design a perfect system for my family, it’s amazing!! Now I keep my garage door open for all to see, it’s organized, and absolutely beautiful!!!
- Pam Orland Park, IL
Really Pleased! Our garage needed some major help – not only was it a mess but the floor was just ugly with all the stains and such. I will agree with the reviewer below – do not go with the cheap imitators! Floorguard not only has a great product, but their installers and service is well worth any extra cost, which is minimal anyway. Our neighbors have commented on how good our garage looks and we’ve recommended them to Floorguard without hesitation.
The garage looks so good! A+ company on every level. Wish I had another garage to resurface!
My neighbor had a floor done by another company that was new to the industry, boy were they sorry. I went with the experts, Floorguard did an incredible job!!
- Tom T., Orland Park
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- Jenny P.
Covering our old, gray garage floor was a great aesthetic and functional improvement. This project requires 2 days: first day preparing the surface (major job requiring right equipment), putting down first coating and sprinkling the flakes. This requires about 4 hours. After this dries, they come back next day and apply the topcoat. They notified us when they would start the work and arrived as promised. They worked diligently, completed the work efficiently, left the work areas and our driveway clean. The owner Steve is a great guy to deal with.
- Bob H.
It was a pleasure dealing with the company’s owner Steve Chaloult. When we called him to give us an estimate, he arranged to come within a few days. We have a very large two car garage. His estimate was a bit more than the first company we called but he seemed very well prepared in showing us samples and very knowledgeable about his product and we just liked him. For personal reasons , we had to delay installation for about a month and he could not be more accommodating. we finally we able to have it done this past week and it was worth the wait. The garage floor is just beautiful and I never would have thought I would say that about a garage floor! We also had the lower walls around the floor done and very glad we did. At one time we were thinking we could do this ourselves using a kit. WHAT were we thinking? This is a job for a professional and we are so glad we used Steve.
- Moira J.
The owner Steve Chaloult was easy to work with and he’s very good at what he does. I highly recommend Floorguard as your contractor if you’re wanting to have a garage floor finished with a durable epoxy like colored finish. Floorguard came when they said they would and cleaned up after they were finished. Floorguard also installs garage storage cabinets.
- Andrew A.
Very responsive, good communicator. Was on time and did a top quality job. Very happy with the outcome.
- Anonymous Homeowner
Great eexperience. Quick and dependable service. High quality. Fair cost.
- John H.