When it comes to stylish indoor flooring options, few things can match up to stained concrete when it comes to beauty, durability, cost, and ease of care. And while it may be easy to care for and maintain, one thing it isn’t is easy to apply. Even though the most confident DIYer might feel okay with attempting to stain a concrete surface, it really is a job best left to a professional.
When applying a decorative color stain to a concrete surface, it’s not only important to use the proper tools and chemicals, but it’s even more important to use the proper techniques to apply the chemicals. Because of the permanent nature of the application, it’s important to make certain that it’s done correctly the first time. For one, when applying stain to a concrete surface, preparation is extremely important because any imperfections left on the slab prior to staining can remain as permanent blemishes that will be visible even after the stain has dried. In addition to proper skill and experience in the application process, acid staining concrete not only requires special tools and equipment that the average DIYer doesn’t have, but can also cost a significant amount to own or rent.
When you hire a pro to apply a decorative acid stain to your concrete slab, you’re not only getting the benefit of their experience and knowledge when it comes to the preparation and application, but you’re also receiving proper consultation prior to the start of the project. Knowledge of the product and how it reacts with different types of concrete helps you to avoid project errors and misjudgment, which saves you valuable time and money. For example, an expert can recommend a water-based stain over an acid-based stain for an enclosed area, such as a basement, where limited ventilation might cause undue -- even harmful -- exposure to chemical fumes. Knowing which type of stain to use is critical to a successful application.
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With one call to Concrete Resurfacing Products, you’ll not only get the expert consultation, preparation, and application your decorative concrete project requires, but you’ll also get the best, most reliable customer service in the Atlanta area. With more than 20 years in business, Concrete Resurfacing Products has satisfied countless customers looking for the best, most skilled concrete artisans for all the various decorative concrete projects they desire.
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We often find that the patio is the most versatile room of the house. And it's it not even IN the house. It can be an outdoor kitchen one minute and a dining room the next. On the weekend, it's everything from a craft room to a reading nook to an herb garden! It definitely makes a great playroom and when the weather's right, it is the perfect place to go do nothing at all.
Is your patio ready for summer? Or has it quite frankly seen better days? The thermometer tells us that now is the perfect time to give your stained, boring concrete patio new luster. There's nothing like relaxing outside on a warm summer night, listening to the crickets sing and watching the sky grow dark. And there's no better place to get your summer relaxation on than a beautifully resurfaced patio… with plenty of citronella around, of course.
Stamped overlays are an economical way to get the attractive look of brick or stone without having to build a patio from scratch. When it comes to stamping a patio, you may choose to keep things simple and timeless with a stone or brick border or go bold by stamping the whole area. The choice is yours! A full-patio stamping can add a lot of visual interest and personal pizzazz to your outdoor space. Plus, the stamped layer's final coating will provide superior protection to your outdoor floors for years to come.
Perhaps you already like the look of your patio. It just needs a fresh coat of paint, so to speak. No problem! What you need is a chemical stain treatment or decorative coating. Concrete chemical stains, also called acid stains, allow you to change the color of the patio you already have and create a totally unique living space. Color options range from tame terra cotta to funky greens and teals, so you are sure to find something you love. Other decorative coatings can bring texture and color to your backyard bliss zone. It's all just a matter of discovering what's right for you. Patio season is already upon us… Get started today!