For Concrete Resurfacing
Many exposed subfloors inside your home are concrete, and resurfacing the concrete may be the least cost alternative to your renovation. You may be thinking that your home and project is too grand for the likes of concrete floors, but you may be surprised by the high end designer looks that can be achieved with professional concrete resurfacing.
There are a number of ways that concrete can be resurfaced to achieve a wide variety of designs and colors. One visually interesting way to treat your concrete floors is to aply an acid stain. This is different from applying color pigments to the wet concrete or epoxy coating. With acid staining, an acid is applied to the hardened concrete, and the concrete undergoes a chemical reaction with the acid. The staining method can result in a variety of surprisingly beautiful finishes.
Another popular method is to use epoxy or metallic epoxy coating to overlay your existing concrete. This not only allows you to design the precise colors you wish to achieve, but it also leaves your concrete with a surface that is durable and nearly impervious to water damage, stains, and cracks.
Polished concrete is another method that gives stunning results. By using a fine grit sander to sand the surface of the concrete until it shines, you can achieve a modern highly reflective surface that will fit any room in your home renovation.
In addition to any of these concrete applications or overlays, you can also include etching, which is a process of using blades to cut designs into the concrete prior to the overlay or staining process to give the illusion of tiles, bricks, or even mosaics.
Another popular method that can be combined with any of the above applications is concrete stamping. With stamping a rubber stamp is used with color to create a faux brick, tile, or natural stone finish.
The benefits of choosing any of these concrete resurfacing options for your home renovation are numerous. Besides the endless color and pattern options, concrete resurfacing is very affordable. It is easily applied and installed and the material costs are low making it one of the least expensive flooring choice. Concrete is also extremely durable and its upkeep is nearly negligible.
When you are looking to save a bundle on your renovation project, consider checking those subfloors to see if concrete resurfacing is an option that can save you money.