Concrete is an extremely strong and durable material. That's why it's ideal for following spaces in indoor floors, garages, drives, patios, pool decks and among many others.
But no matter how durable concrete is, foot traffic and resin elements can wear it out over time. Fortunately these days, concrete floors that are not in top shape can be restored.
What is Concrete Resurfacing?
Concrete surfaces can be damaged and have discolourations in the long run. Traditionally, to repair damaged areas, worn out concrete must be removed and replaced. But recently we have seen that it is easier and more cost-effective to restore concrete surfaces.
Concrete resurfacing renews mildly worn out or slightly damaged concrete surfaces, without needing to remove or replace the existing concrete. The old concrete structure is used as the base for the resurfacing material.
Concrete Resurfacing VS Traditional Method
Compared to the traditional method, concrete resurfacing is:
- cost efficient
- less tiring
- time consuming
This is because there is no need to replace the broken concrete. The concrete resurfacing material is made of special bonding agents and a thin cement-based overlay that are combined together to form a mixture.
This mixture is then poured on top of the existing concrete to form smooth and renewed surfaces. It would take around 24-72 hours for this concrete resurfacing material to dry up and ready for you to step or drive on. When it dries, your concrete floor becomes more durable and stronger.
What is Concrete Resurfacing
- Clean the entire aging surface.
- Repair the concrete.
- Mix the concrete resurfacing material
- execute the overlaying.
- and leave it for 2-3 days
Depending on your taste, there are surface enhancers or decorative concrete resurfacing treatments. We can just choose the appropriate seal coat to protect your new concrete surface.
In addition, there are also non-slip coatings that can prevent injuries and unwanted accidents, which are necessary considering concrete surfaces that can become slippery when they get wet.
With decorative concrete resurfacing, you will have countless options for texture, color and patterns as well as a plethora or many different choices for resurfacing, patching and sealing systems.
It also includes acrylic concrete sealer for outdoor floors and clear epoxy sealing for indoors. You can also have matte or high gloss finish and non-slip grits when you choose decorative concrete resurfacing.