What is concrete resurfacing & when should you do it?
The times of dull concrete floors are over! Don’t settle for an outdated, aging driveway, or a worn and cracked entrance to your home any longer. Concrete resurfacing is a cheap and easy way to rejuvenate your floors. Here is an explanation on what concrete resurfacing is and when to do it.
A transformation potion
Concrete resurfacing is like plastic surgery for your floors – but better! Although concrete is one of the most durable materials for surfaces, the harsh Australian weather and the natural wear and tear will eventually cause it to erode. With concrete resurfacing, the aging or damaged surface of your floors will be removed. Then, the small holes and cracks will be filled for a smooth, healthy surface. Finally, a brand new overlay will be applied. This will help increase your floors’ longevity, but also dramatically improve the look of the entire surface!
A brand new look
After the “plastic surgery” is complete, why not add a bit of “makeup” to your floors? Thanks to innovative technologies, concrete doesn’t have to be plain grey anymore. Indeed, one of the best advantages of concrete resurfacing is that it comes in a wide array of designs, colours and textures. So, unless plain grey is what you want, there is no reason why you can’t spice things up! You can finally give your floors the exact look you’ve always wanted.
The best time to resurface your floors
You should consider concrete resurfacing as soon as you notice signs of ageing in your floors. The longer you wait, the worse the damage will become, until resurfacing might not be an option anymore. Doing it sooner rather than later is cost effective and less time consuming. It will keep your concrete floors healthy for longer and avoid the hassle of having to completely destroy and then rebuild your floors.
The types of surfaces we go over
- Exposed aggregate that’s gotten old and worn
- Stencilled or stamped concrete
- Existing tiles if they are sound (eg: not drummy or lifting off), or if needed remove tiles and coat the underlying slab.
Now that you know everything you need to about concrete resurfacing and the best times to do it, you might be ready to take the leap! Although you can do concrete resurfacing on your own, we would highly recommend to call upon professionals. The same way you would not go through with DIY plastic surgery, doing your own resurfacing is ill-advised for aesthetics, but also for safety reasons! After all, you will be walking on them so they’d better be stable, safe and sound! Call the concrete resurfacing experts at The Coating Company today on 0499 852 473. We’ll have the area looking flawlessly fresh in no time!