Do you need to repair or resurface your concrete? If so, you might be wondering if microtoppings or skim coats are the right option for you. Both of these methods have their pros and cons, and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best choice.
Differences Between Microtoppings and Skim Coats
– Thickness: Microtoppings are usually only about ¼ inch thick, while skim coats can be as thick as ½ inch.
– Texture: Microtoppings can be applied to create a variety of textures, from smooth to rough. Skim coats, on the other hand, are always smooth.
– Cost: Microtoppings generally cost more than skim coats.
– Durability: Microtoppings are more durable than skim coats and can last for many years. Skim coats, on the other hand, will usually only last for a few years before they need to be replaced.
Pros and Cons of Microtoppings
– Can be used to repair damaged concrete
– Can be applied to create a variety of textures
– More durable than skim coats
– More expensive than skim coats
– Not as thick as skim coats, so may not be suitable for severely damaged concrete
Pros and Cons of Skim Coats
– Cheaper than microtoppings
– Can be applied to severely damaged concrete
– thicker than microtoppings
– Not as durable as microtoppings
– Always smooth, so you can’t create different textures
Why You Should Choose Microtoppings
If you’re thinking about resurfacing your concrete, we recommend microtoppings. These are more expensive than skim coats, but they offer a number of advantages. They can be used to repair damaged concrete, and they’re more durable than skim coats. Plus, microtoppings can be applied to create a variety of textures, so you can choose the perfect look for your space.
Why You Should Choose Skim Coats
If you’re on a tight budget, skim coats are a great option. Skim coats are cheaper and can be applied to severely damaged concrete. Plus, they’re thicker than microtoppings, so they can fill in deep cracks and holes. However, skim coats are not as durable as microtoppings, and they always have a smooth texture.
No matter which option you choose, we’re here to help. At Flores Decorative Concrete, we specialize resurfacing your concrete. We’ll work with you to choose the right option for your needs and budget. Contact us today to get started.