There are many ways to decorate and spruce up your boring, plain grey concrete. You can go from staining and sealing, to an intricate concrete overlay. The options are vast and provide people the chance to achieve the individual looks and style that they would like to achieve. The main benefit of these systems is that it allows people to change the look of their concrete without the prohibitive cost of tearing out and replacing their existing surfaces.
Acid based concrete stains provide an inexpensive and highly decorative way to change the color and look of any concrete surface. Acid stains are a reactive process that react chemically with the compounds and materials in your concrete and create a variegated spotting and marbling effect. This is a very popular process for many interior and exterior applications. There are a variety of colors that can be achieved with an acid based concrete stain, but mostly are darker earth tones. With an added top coat of high quality sealer an acid stain is a very durable yet cost effective way to beautify your concrete.
Another option to improve your concrete is a decorative concrete overlay. Concrete overlays are a hybrid polymer based product that can be applied to achieve a wide variety of textures and colors. The most popular applications provide the look of natural rock or stone and can even be installed with various tile designs that even have height variations to not only give the look, but also the feel of a high end tile. Overlays are extremely durable and are hand troweled giving each installation a custom look and feel that you never have to worry about being exactly replicated.
Still another option to improve and decorate your concrete is a concrete coating. Concrete coatings are highly durable, highly customizable surfaces that are extremely well suited for any concrete surface you may have. With a wide variety of color options and textures available, concrete coatings transform your garage from a place to park your cars and store you odds and ends into another room of your home. There are many types of concrete coatings available, but for the area that we live we have found that polyurethane systems stand heads and shoulders above the rest. Polyurethane systems provide a UV resistant, surface that is completely impermeable and chemical resistant. Marks from hot tires, oil stains, and various other “ugly spots” will become a thing of the past and clean-up will be easier than you could have ever imagined.
Regardless of how you may want to spruce up and beautify your concrete, Silverline Systems can help you. We are the Treasure Valley’s Premiere installer of concrete stains, coatings, and overlays. Call Silverline to set up a complimentary design consultation and estimate, or stop by our design center to see exactly which system will best serve your needs and style. Don’t hesitate, call Silverline today and turn your boring, plain, band, grey concrete into something that not only protects your concrete surfaces, but enhances the overall appearance and style of your home.