Undressed Concrete Floors

By: Sarah Carlye


Concrete floors are chosen for durability and sustainability, but a concrete floor has many options besides being undressed and remaining its “birthday suite”. There are many options for dressing up a plain grey cement floor.

TERRAZZO COLOR & DECORATIVE INSERTS FOR CONCRETE FLOORS

The benefits of terrazzo/integral color and decorative insets include that there are a variety of colors and designs available, there is a high resistance to abrasion, extremely durable, the application process is fast, it’s environmentally friendly, and minimal care is needed for floor maintenance.

STAINED POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORS

Staining is chosen because it becomes part of the cement and is not applied to the top of the cement floor. It comes in a various colors; it is environmentally friendly, and low cost. For intense color, two coats can be applied. There are special stains available for outdoor concrete floors.

EPOXY FLAKES/COLOR FLAKES FOR CONCRETE FLOORS

Specially formulated flakes, chips, or flecks can be applied in unlimited combinations of color, density, and sizes. It’s not recommended for warehouse or other heavy use or high heat locations. It works well for commercial and residential use.

EPOXY QUARTZ CRYSTALS FOR CONCRETE FLOORS

Quartz bonded with an exterior ceramic coating to provide a brilliant color with durability. The advantage is that it can be used on cement floors where there is high heat, heavy equipment, and exposure to abrasions.

THIN FILM EPOXY COATING FOR CONCRETE FLOORS

The advantage to having a thin film epoxy on cement flooring is that it makes it heat resistant. Other advantages are that the thin film epoxy is available in various solid colors, is resistant to abrasion, and is resistant to chemical damage.

ENGRAVED CONCRETE FLOORS

Creating a work of art on concrete floors can be done with concrete engraving and staining. The benefits include that engraving is permanent, durable, can be customized unique designs can be created, and is suitable for inside or outside concrete floors.

MICRO TOPPING OVERLAYMENT FOR CONCRETE FLOORS

One of the advantages to micro topping overlayment is that it can be used on worn, aged, and damaged concrete floors. Other benefits include that it is less costly than demolishing a concrete floor, it is stronger, it is flexible, resistant to wear and chemicals, and many colors and textures are available.

SELF-LEVELING OVERLAYMENT FOR CONCRETE FLOORS

This is an inexpensive and fast way to resurface worn, old, and damaged concrete floors.

To dress up undressed concrete floors contact Miami, Florida based, Concrete Floor Solutions to see the options that are available for residential and commercial concrete floors.

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Read More about Undressed Concrete Floors. Concrete Floor Solutions is an industrial flooring contractor that provide services coast to coast in United States and specialized in polished concrete, epoxy coatings, decorative concrete and concrete floor preparation.

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