Make Your Home More Attractive With a Concrete Overlay
Most people think that concrete has to be a dull and gray floor. This type of flooring is common in warehouses but its mostly used as a cost-cutting measure. This means that concrete is not always boring; an overlay can provide a beautiful and economical floor. This option is great for many establishments including homes. The price of a layer of an engineered concrete layer is similar to tile, and the results will amaze you.
Some very wealthy people own beautifully floored homes; mostly made from marble. Marble is obviously amazing, but costly too. If your goal was marble flooring, but you find it too expensive, some businesses can produce polymer resin and concrete mixtures; they mimic marble at very affordable prices. The polymer binds the overlay to the existing and ensures the properties does not change with the fluctuating temperatures and humidity of your house. The process gives the concrete the shimmer and look of marble.
Overlays may be set in various thicknesses which can vary from as thin as a credit to many inches thick. When mixed properly, polymer and adhere to the concrete making it durable. In fact, even the flooring at the warehouse stores have a concrete overlay on top of the slab. The overlay gives that top layer the shine. These floors are well-known for their durability; they even stay up to years of use, tear, and abuse. Overlays are resistant to UV exposure, salt, and chemical which make them perfect even for outdoor usage.
Concrete overlays provide a tool that has the ability to transform almost any surface in your house into one with an elegant stone outlook. These surfaces include driveways, walls and doorways to the kitchen and back splashes, patios, garages, pool decks, walkways and much more, the only limitation is your creativity. Once a surface is chosen, a thin cement overlay is applied as the first step in the process. A stone pattern of your choice is custom carved into the overlay, and shortly after, your house will reap the advantages of a custom-made design and pattern to enhance your current decor.
Modern houses have a new trend; the tendency is using an overlay for countertops. Since concrete is robust and an overlay can mimic different materials, you get a durable and expensive-looking countertop. There are some homeowners who stain concrete while others make use of overlays to get a marble or granite look. While marble and granite make great countertops, neither offers the strength and durability of concrete. Finally, when compared to granite and marble countertops , concrete is much more resistant to odors and stains.