Decorative Concrete Baytown

Decorative Concrete Dramatically Transforms the Appearance of Your Home or Business

Decorative Concrete Baytown

Decorative Concrete Baytown is seen just about everywhere in the Southeast Texas area and is considered an integral material for all types of construction and architectural styles. Although it is strong and durable, it often does not look that attractive in its natural form. Thankfully, there are ways to transform the boring nature of concrete surfaces and turn it into something truly amazing.

Concrete is one of the most durable building materials in the world, but it still can become damaged over time, especially if it has not been adequately maintained. A lack of maintenance leaves concrete exposed to the elements. 

Being a porous material means cracking, spalling (flaking due to excess water in the concrete), and other types of damage can occur. With concrete resurfacing, minor damages can be removed, and then the existing concrete substrate can be sealed, thus effectively protecting its structural stability. Overlaying the concrete surface must be carried out before other decorative treatments are put in place. Resurfacing smooths out the lines and dings that have developed over the years. Baytown Decorative Concrete provides the resurfacing services home and business owners need to ensure their concrete patios, driveways, pool decks and flooring are more beautiful than ever before.

Our team in the decorative concrete industry also provide CTI Products such as Hallmark, Acrylistain, F-1 Low Odor, Stone Classic, Reflective Flooring, and EuroBond.

Sealed Concrete Protects Its Structural Stability and Beauty

One of the biggest enemies to concrete surfaces is moisture. The pores in concrete allow it to absorb water. When the temperatures begin to fall at or below freezing, the water inside the pores of the concrete starts to expand. When this happens, pressure cracks and other types of damage begin to occur. With concrete sealing, damage is less likely to happen.

Consider the following reasons why sealing concrete is so important.

With the right maintenance, in the form of sealant protection or a type of epoxy coating, concrete can last fifty years or longer. Sealing should be carried out every three years to ensure the right level of protection remains in place.

Baytown Decorative Concrete uses the most updated concrete coatings, such as the new polyaspartic sealers to ensure all types of concrete applications are always adequately sealed and protected.

Concrete Staining and Painting Beautifully Cover New and Old Concrete

There are many types of stains and paints that allow for the creation of a decorative concrete patio, walkway, floor, or driveway. Painted concrete looks beautiful and is protected against weather exposure that could lead to damage.
With the right paint or stain, there is no peeling, cracking, or scuffing.

Concrete paint is especially beneficial for flooring. Painting concrete surfaces is much more involved than putting a coat of paint on a wall. It takes great skill and precision, primarily when decorative designs are being implemented. For the best results, professionals must carry out concrete surfacing to ensure all minor cracks, dips, and blemishes are covered.

Concrete stains create chemical reactions in porous concrete. These chemical mediums contain hydrochloric acid, water, and a range of acid-soluble metal salts that form stunning looks. Knowing the right mixing ratio and types of metal salts to use is essential for the outcome. What truly makes concrete so unique is the way it absorbs liquids. No two slabs of concrete will ever be the same, even if they are both treated with identical chemical concoctions. Each method of concrete staining yields unique and lasting results.

The coating of concrete is more complex than merely painting concrete or spreading epoxy coatings all over it. Custom concrete coating lends itself beautifully to all types of design implementations. There are many types of tools and techniques that can be used to create eye-catching designs. For instance, with the right painting techniques, one can even create a concrete woodlook. Coatings can be used to create the look of stone, brick, and even lettered designs. There is a plethora of options available to help transform old and outdated concrete into something new.

​Decorative Overlays Conceal Dull Concrete and Make It Shine

An overlay is a resurfacing coating that is applied to concrete. A polymer overlay can be used to revitalize older concrete or create the illusion of other materials, including stone, brick, or even wood. Decorative overlays are a cost-effective choice that many homeowners make when attempting to improve the appearance of their old concrete flooring. With an overlay, there is no need for removing the existing concrete floor or re-pouring a new one.

Overlays are an essential part of concrete craft, which is a pure art form. It takes years of training and an artistic eye to be able to create beautiful works of art from a humdrum material.

Polymer overlays can be used in many ways, including the following:

One of the most significant benefits of using polymer is drying time. Some concrete applications require extended drying times, and this can prevent the space from being used for days. Polymer applications lead to only minimal downtimes, so they are ideal for all types of areas. In some cases, the floor will be traffic-ready within a few hours.

A decorative concrete overlay can completely transform the look of a driveway, walkway, or floor without the significant expense of completely replacing the floor. This application is ideal for home and business owners who have just removed old carpeting, tile, or wood flooring and want to camouflage the aftermath of damage.

​Concrete Garage Floors Need Makeovers Too

A concrete garage floor is often abused daily, especially in commercial garages. Oil, transmission fluid, coolants, and tool drops can all lead to damage. With a garage coating, minor imperfections are out of sight.

Coating a garage floor makes it non-porous, so it will no longer absorb spills that may occur. With an epoxy garage coating, impact damage is less likely to occur because of drops and other accidents.

There are many design options to choose from and garage floors can even be texturized, so slip and falls are no longer so much of a danger. Once a garage coating has been applied properly, it will protect the floor for many years to come.  Modern coatings are now often made of the latest grade of polyaspartic sealers.

This sealant material was first patented in the 1990s and has become an industry-standard material because it can stand up to UV light and does not yellow like some coatings in the past.

Rely on the Professionals for the Best Results

Relying on the professionals at Baytown Decorative Concrete is simply a smart move that offers many benefits to both home and business owners. Consider the following before jumping into any DIY approach to decorative concrete work.

  • Most people who take a DIY approach to resurfacing, sealing, or painting end up spending more money than they would if they had allowed the pros to take over. Without the right knowledge and tools, these projects can become very expensive. The experts know all the proper steps involved, including the right mixture ratios, drying times, and color matching processes to ensure the result is a beautiful one.
  • When a professional does the work, they typically offer a guarantee on their services. If a home or business owner makes a mistake, there is no one they can go to for help, and they often end up eating the costs.
  • Frequently, property owners end up spending a lot more time than a professional would because they do not know what they are doing. Wasted time is stressful and can be expensive.

Concrete Work Transforms Homes and Businesses

Working with concrete takes knowledge, skill, and the right tools and equipment. Whether the concrete surface is new or old, the right treatments are essential. Concrete that has been decoratively coated and sealed ends up lasting much longer and is less likely to become damaged than concrete that has been left in its normal state. Before work begins on any concrete project, a full inspection should be carried out to determine the stability of the material and what needs to be done to ensure it remains strong and durable. With coating, staining, resurfacing, and overlays, boring concrete can finally be transformed and made to fit beautifully with a home or business’ design scheme.

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Decorative Concrete Dramatically Transforms the Appearance of Your Home or Business

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