Benefits of Choosing Polished Concrete Overlays
Polished concrete overlays are steadily rising in popularity for residential and commercial projects, and it’s easy to see why. We’re going to take a close look to discover the numerous benefits associated with choosing polished concrete for flooring in homes, offices, stores, warehouses, and even for an outdoor living space or patio.
Polished Concrete Overlays Are Perfect for Problem Floors
If you have an existing concrete slab for your floor, it probably has some scratches, cracks, spalling, thin spots, or pits that need fixing. One option for repairing damaged concrete floors is a re-polish, but the technique doesn’t always result in a perfectly smooth surface since flaws can still show through after the final polishing.
By installing a polished concrete overlay, you can eliminate those worn spots from heavy traffic, cracks, fractures, and other flaws—without having to shell out cash for an expensive replacement. If your existing slab does have numerous cracks or imperfections, we’ll use a sandblaster to grind down and reprofile the floor in situ. The reprofiling also helps eliminate dangerous elevation problems.
After we’ve removed every crack and only structurally sound substrate remains, we’ll start the seeding and overlay process. By the time we finish the last dyes and coatings, we will have transformed your drab concrete slab floor to a gorgeous, high-gloss finish.
Endless Customisation and Design Options
One of the best reasons to install a polished concrete overlay system is the huge range of customisation options. You have a virtually endless combination of design elements, textures, colours, and patterns to choose from, all of which will elevate the look of your space.
If you’re doing some home renovation, we have a vast selection of decorative concrete overlays and aggregate to seamlessly match your interior space and décor. It may sound clichéd, but the only limit is your imagination! The team at Project Concrete has the skills and knowledge to incorporate any design scheme you want using our decorative concrete overlays.
Add Unique Design Elements and Aggregates to Transform Your Floor
One popular request from many of our customers is to use coloured or exposed aggregate, which can turn a plain polished concrete overlay into a veritable work of art. When we seed the aggregate, it forms a thin surface layer of rich colour that will never fade or grow dull.
Another common request from our residential clients is using our concrete overlays to mimic more expensive materials, like terrazzo, tiles, brick, or even a Pandomo floor. We have the talent and skill to handle that design challenge with ease, and when your polished concrete floor is installed, even you won’t be able to tell the difference from the real thing.
Should you ever want to, a polished concrete floor also forms the perfect surface for design upgrades. For example, you could lay down decorative rugs, wall-to-wall carpet, or even tiles over the top for a quick and inexpensive design change.
The polished concrete floors we create at Project Concrete form the perfect surface for additional design elements, such as flecks of sand for texture, chips of coloured glass or aggregate, even stamps or stencils—the options are endless.