Custom Design & Scoring
Every design that we do for our customers has a different look. We truly want your design to be one of a kind. We specialize in every design, and we love for our customers to participate in making their thoughts a reality. We can score custom pattern(s) of your choosing such as stars, borders, circles or even a pattern you have designed.
Coating & Garage Floors
There’s a good reason why concrete is used almost exclusively for floors in basements and garages, warehouse facilities and manufacturing and food processing plants — it’s one of the few materials durable enough to stand up to the heavy traffic, abrasion, chemicals, and moisture exposure these surfaces are often subject to. However, that doesn’t mean concrete slabs are indestructible.
Left untreated without a concrete coating the porous materials that concrete is made of can succumb to extreme abuse, such as tire traffic, exposure to harsh chemicals and deicing salts, and frequent moisture contact. That’s where a good protective coating comes into play, giving concrete that extra layer of protection it needs to endure constant wear and tear. In addition to its protective function, a coating can also dress up a drab surface, simplify maintenance and improve skid resistance.
A garage floor coating is one of the most economical and aesthetically pleasing ways to enhance a plain gray concrete garage floor. These heavy-duty epoxy-based systems not only upgrade the look of the floor, they also increase resiliency to stains and tire marks and hide minor imperfections. With many colors to choose from for the base coating, which can be further enhanced by decorative quartz or paint chips, garage floor coatings give you a wide array of design options.
Most acid stains are a mixture of water, hydrochloric acid, and acid-soluble metallic salts. They work by penetrating the surface and reacting chemically with the hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) in the concrete. The acid in the stain lightly etches the surface, allowing the metallic salts to penetrate more easily. Once the stain reacts, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete and won’t fade, chip off, or peel away. Like stains for wood, acid-based stains are translucent and the color they produce will vary depending on the color and condition of the substrate they are applied to.
Each concrete slab will accept the stain in varying degrees of intensity, creating natural color variations that bring character and distinction to each project. What acid stains don’t offer is a broad color selection. You’ll mostly find them in a limited array of subtle earth tones, such as tans, browns, terra cottas, and soft blue-greens. But newer products on the market such as water-based penetrating stains and water- and solvent-based concrete dyes are greatly expanding the artist’s palette with colors ranging from soft pastels to vivid reds, oranges, yellows, and purples.
Cleaning and Re-sealing
Cleaning concrete periodically will extend its service life and enhance its beauty. It can be difficult to tell when concrete is in need of cleaning because the dirt and grime can build up so slowly. However, once the process is done, the results of freshly cleaned concrete are very noticeable.
There are multiple ways to clean concrete depending on the type of surface, such as exterior slabs, floors or countertops. Each requires a different procedure to avoid damaging the surfaces.
Your stamped or decorative colored concrete should be periodically resealed to protect the investment that you have made. After years of foot traffic, you wont believe the difference!
Resealing doesn’t only bring back the beauty of your stamped or colored concrete job. It also protects it the surface from being stained by oil, dirt, grass cuttings, mold, rust and also protects against harmful ultra-violet rays that can fade the color. Our process for resealing stamped or stain colored concrete is recognized by our clients for its long lasting properties. On average our sealer lasts for approximately 3-4 years before we are called back to re-seal your stamped concrete. Whether we installed your concrete or if it was installed by one of our competitors, we would be happy to give you a quote to reseal your project.
Our sealer is compatible with other resin-based sealers so there should be no problem going over your present sealer.
Micro Toppings & Skim Coats
Cement-based micro toppings and skim coats can be used both indoors and outdoors to provide a clean canvas for decorative treatments, such as stains, dyes and stenciled patterns.
Some systems come pre-tinted in a wide range of colors, while others can be custom tinted by mixing in the desired amount of liquid coloring agent. Interesting color variations can be achieved by applying layers of different hues. If your existing concrete is in sound condition, you might consider overlaying the surface with a micro topping. The overlay will be about 1/8 inch thick and can stand up to freeze and thaw conditions well.
Want to cover up surface imperfections in existing concrete? Or turn a plain-jane slab from drab to fab? With today’s decorative overlays, it’s easy to give almost any concrete surface, indoors or out, a complete face-lift and at a much lower cost than removal and replacement.
The real challenge is choosing from among the many resurfacing products available and the diverse array of decorative finishes possible. There are multiple options available for achieving any look imaginable with a concrete overlay.