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Light Color Epoxy Flooring Overview

Light Color Epoxy Flooring Overview


Posted By on Dec 13, 2014

When it comes to choosing the right epoxy coating for your floor, you need to consider the following before reading on: Your overall budget, as this determines the quality of coating you can buy. The type of look and finish you are seeking. The level of durability required. The condition your concrete floor is in. Preparation Epoxy is a long-lasting coating that is painted onto a concrete surface. It resists grease and other...

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photo credit: Fougeron Architecture FAIA The shine on a polished concrete floor can last for up to 15 years. After this time, you can redo the process, which will not be as lengthy a project as it was first time around. Typically, it will only take a few resin steps to achieve the desired end result. Unlike epoxy coating or VCT, which will usually cost the same regardless of how often you do it, a second polished concrete floor...

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photo credit: CTA Architects Engineers Your polished concrete floor will have a hardness and density unlike any other floor of its kind. If you properly care for your floor, it can last a lifetime. However, you will need to maintain the floor in order to ensure maximum longevity. Continue reading about polished concrete...

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photo credit: Christopher Simmonds Architect This is a common misconception since the shine makes the floor appear slippery. In reality, mechanically grinding the floor gets rid of high and low spots, which makes the surface less slippery than a VCT tile floor. Various testing procedures have shown that polished concrete floors meet and even exceed OSHA standards for slip resistance. Continue reading about polished concrete...

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photo credit: emily jagoda We do not recommend using polished concrete with a high sheen outdoors, but low-sheen and matte are fine for exterior use. There are a host of other concrete applications that can be used outdoors as well, including saw cuts and exposed aggregates. Continue reading about polished concrete...

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photo credit: houzz.com – Traditional Pool In a word, no. Cool deck is everything you need in a pool deck coating. It is easy to apply, as you can use normal paint equipment and it’s environmentally friendly. It can be used to repair damaged concrete and is available in a wide range of colors. Cool deck is easy to clean, keeps the pool deck surface cool even during the hottest of summers, and is relatively inexpensive. Continue...

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photo credit: Western Aquatech Pools, Inc. If the surface is peeling or cracking, there are a number of potential solutions. A complete deck replacement is expensive and time-consuming, so it is better to concentrate on repairs. If you find large areas that are cracked or fractured, it will be necessary to fill them in as soon as possible. There are several high-quality caulking agents on the market designed specifically for cool...

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photo credit: Sage Design Studios, Inc. Applying a liquid coating over the original surface is a good solution if the damage is minimal. You need to sweep and clean the cool deck area before repairing it. You may need to acid wash the surface for best results. There are repair kits that cover areas up to 6 square feet on the market, but it may be a good idea to hire a contractor if you feel as if you can’t manage the repairs yourself....

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photo credit: The Design Build Company It is an innovation designed to help create an improved surface without forcing you to spend too much time and money. The chief benefit is a reduction in surface temperature; a cool deck surface is much cooler than a concrete surface, which makes it the ideal material for a pool deck. The non-skid surface reduces the risk of slipping even when the surface is wet. You can choose between a wide...

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photo credit: Sarah Natsumi Moore Yet another advantage of the polished concrete flooring system is the ease of maintenance. You don’t need powerful cleaners or brushes to remove dirt; instead, you can perform daily maintenance by using a dust mop and sweeping compounds to get rid of dirt and debris. If the polished concrete is in a public building, you can use an autoscrubber with soft brushes and a special polished concrete cleaner...

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If you are looking for a simple and relatively inexpensive method of altering the appearance of concrete in your business or home, concrete staining is a great option. There are two types of concrete stains to choose from, and we explore their differences below. What Is Reactive Stain? Reactive stains create a chemical reaction when they are applied to concrete. They are water-based acidic solutions and are added to the top of the...

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