Concrete Resurfacing Boca Raton
So, let us look at the different kinds of concrete resurfacing techniques that are available to us. The first one would definitely be concrete stamping where once you set a layer of concrete in your desired area and location, and use certain shaped molds usually made from polyurethane to make shapes and patterns on the ground. It not only looks gorgeous but is also extremely cost-effective as it resembles traditional expensive building products.
Staining concrete using acid or water-based solutions is another option for refinishing your concrete surface. Mostly used on the interior of homes or businesses, due to its low durability outdoors due to the elements, these techniques provide a smooth polished look with various patterns depending on the colors and techniques used.
One of the most common forms of concrete resurfacing is concrete overlaying. Think of concrete overlays as textures or knockdowns you usually see on pool decks. It is relatively inexpensive but does not provide the upscale look and feel of a stamped concrete surface.
In polished concrete, the surface is smoothed and polished with the help of various grit diamond grind paper on industrial machines to create a shiny and extremely smooth surface. It is mainly used in doors as it can be slippery when exposed to the elements outdoors. The look created by polished concrete is conducive to more industrial or modern spaces.
When looking at possible options for concrete renovating or refinishing your dull or cracked surfaces put stamped concrete at the top of your list. Not only will it cover up imperfections in the surface, it will provide you with a completely new and durable surface that will be the envy of your neighbors. Your new interior or exterior surface will also have great durability at a lower cost while still achieving the look of natural building materials such as paved stone. The concrete stamping process uses molds or stamps to imprint or emboss the "wet" concrete surface with patterns. Mold releases are used so that the proper imprinting is achieved. Different colors are obtained by using dry shakes or color hardeners. Complex designs and patterns are achievable depending on your budget. Unlike the use of typical building products such as brick, concrete can be stamped with patterns and designs such as fossils, leaves, shells. Even custom stamps can be created with your logo or your own design for that truly unique look.
Now that you are more aware of the types of concrete resurfacing, you can make a more informed decision on which process achieves the look you want. Our experts and technicians at stamped concrete Boca Raton are available to answer all your questions on the pros and cons of each resurfacing technique.