How to Finish Concrete | Tips to Prepare You For The Right Outcome

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October 9, 2020

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Finishing concrete slabs with a stain or coating can turn the entire look of your home into a masterpiece. At Armor Coatings, we have been applying finishes on concrete since the mid 1980’s. Because we have so much experience, we are able to pair your home with the best concrete finish to turn your dream into a reality. We apply finishes that require little to no demolition and leave your concrete patio, pool deck or driveway looking truly unique.

So, how do you finish concrete? These are the things you need to know when you decide to have a contractor refinish your concrete pool deck or patio.

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How to Finish Concrete: What You Should Know To Prepare For Your Job

  • Know the right time to finish your concrete. Chilly weather affects concrete sealing time and you’ll also have to make sure it doesn’t rain. Plan your job timing accordingly.
  • Resurfacing your concrete surface typically means that you will need to grind the existing surface and choose a style that you like for the finish application.
  • Concrete finishes are durable, but they still need to be maintained based on the type of finish you choose.
  • If you job is outdoors, choose a week where you won’t need to use the area of concrete you are refinishing. Jobs can take much longer than that based upon the size and extent of the concrete resurfacing needed.

Choices For Finishing Concrete

Here are some of them:

Polishing: Commonly used in commercial buildings such as showrooms and restaurants. Polished concrete has a high-gloss finish that lasts for a lifetime. There are many other benefits you accrue by polishing your concrete. Because of the many aesthetic possibilities, this flooring solution has become common in households.

Concrete Polishing

Staining: Concrete staining is another excellent technique you can use to attain a smooth and durable finish on your concrete. Acid stains penetrate the concrete to become permanently part of the structure. A concrete sealer is often used to get a better sheen and protect stained concrete from moisture. While you can do staining by yourself, it’s advisable to get help from professionals.

Limestone Coatings: We apply limestone coatings to driveways, walkways and pool decks. It gives a beautiful limestone look and saves you from having to do a full tear out. We coat the existing concrete so that it looks like beautiful Limestone. This is very popular in the bay area. 

Epoxy Coating: Epoxy resins are also used to finish concrete. Many homeowners love metallic epoxy from its glamorous concrete finishing potential. With epoxy, the sky is the limit. From metallic to fluorescent, reflector floors, and beautiful flake designs, epoxy can accomplish it all. However, we usually don’t recommend using epoxy outside because the UV rays can make the epoxy yellow over time. Besides, epoxy coatings last long before another application is required. Reach out to us to receive a free consultation on your residential or commercial floor.

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Armor Coatings Serves Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Industries

With several flooring solutions available, you might want a professional’s advice to come up with one that suits your needs. So if you are you looking for a reliable flooring service provider,  look no further than Armor Coatings. For well over a decade, we’ve been offering modern custom flooring solutions to many residential, commercial, and industrial property owners. We would be glad to help with your situation. Our crew of highly proficient flooring professions is eager to handle your unique flooring needs and transform your floor into the space of your dreams. Reach out to us today!

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