Why settle for traditional grey concrete floors when decorative concrete floors can transform the dull into the extraordinary? Add patterns, colours, textures – even graphic inlays – to create a one-of-a-kind look for your interior floors.
Decorative Concrete finishes, including staining and overlays, can be used as a simple and inexpensive solution to add style to a room or to cover existing flooring problems. Decorative concrete techniques can be applied directly to existing concrete. If the existing concrete floors are too damaged, we can apply a decorative concrete overlay to really transform your floors.
Decorative Concrete Floor Finishing Techniques
Acid Staining or Dyeing
Opt for acid-stained concrete if you want to mimic a variety of modern and high-end looks, such as variegated marble and mottled stone patterns to large stone tiles.
Smooth and Texture Stamping Concrete
Create wood grain patterns to emulate hardwood or a high-gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings.
Engraving and Antiquing Concrete
Choose brick or flagstone engraved patterns and add colour depth with antiquing.
Add grout lines to decorative concrete to create the illusion of luxurious oversized tiles or any other look you can imagine.
Decorative Concrete Floor Applications
Decorative concrete finishing techniques are suitable for a variety of applications, including:
• Residential homes
• lofts, apartments, and condos
• Retail spaces
• Commercial offices
The Five Benefits of Decorative Concrete
1. Sustainable – no other flooring materials needed if using existing concrete slab
2. Easy to maintain – clean as needed and re-seal every five years
3. Affordable – compared to tile and hardwood
4. Durable – lasts a lifetime
5. Versatile – endless design options
Examples of our Work
The picture on the right shows a floor covered with a 2-tone pewter coloured, thin polyer modified concrete microtopping overlay. The material was hand troweled with the trowel pattern as part of the final decorative look. The existing floor had a solid colour epoxy which covered an old factory floor. The loft owner wanted to have a polished concrete, however once the epoxy was remove we found that the existing concrete was very old and unsuitable for polishing. The solution was to cover the existing concrete with a polymer modified concrete microtopping in a two-tone pewter colour which worked with the colour tones that the owner wanted for the final floor design.
The same concrete microtoppings can be applied over existing tile floors without the need to remove the tiles, saving you money and time. The colour combinations of the materials are limitless. Many design patterns can be incorporated and the final floor pattern can even be scored to create tile like patterns.
Questions? Contact us for more information about decorative concrete and its many applications.