Unlike other fads, a finished concrete floor is a trend you can count on to last for a long time if done right. Not to mention, it’s a look that can be designed to fit any color and texture concept you have for your garage or basement or showroom floor. If you’re interested in this option for your home, but aren’t sure where to start – here are the major different types of sealed concrete floors that are trending right now.
Stained Concrete Floors are painted with stains to achieve a look that is more color-focused than concrete grey. There is a huge variety of stains to pick from to complement your desired home aesthetic. For instance, you can choose a bright color stain like blue or yellow, or go something more neutral like gray or tan. These concrete floor stains fall into two categories, water-based or acid-based. Choosing between the two is simple once you nail down the needs of your space. Water-based stains are more easy to install but acid concrete stains are UV stable and appear more vibrant. It’s worth noting that while stains can look gorgeous, they don’t really protect your concrete surface from chipping or spills, and aren’t the easiest to clean. It’s basically just like cleaning unstained concrete.
Polished Concrete Floors are an affordable option for those who have old concrete floors in need of some TLC. Polishing the existing concrete will give your floor a significant facelift. Polished concrete is a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground, honed and polished with abrasives in order to cut a concrete floor’s surface. It is then refined with each cut in order to achieve a specified level of appearance. During the polishing process a chemical hardener can be added which makes the surface more durable and less dusty. A polishing process is also used to prepare the floor for other finishing processes, like the epoxy floor finishing that we recommend.
Painted Concrete Floors – There are paints designed for use with concrete that have better bonding to this surface than normal paint. Despite this WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF PAINT TO FINISH A CONCRETE FLOOR. While many homeowners may consider painting the floor an EZ button for a better look, little will be achieved long term if the floor is not polished and treated first. No matter how good the paint, it will chip and peel over a relatively short time under daily use.
Epoxy Finished Concrete Floors – While we may be a bit biased, that doesn’t change the fact that these are really the best and most versatile types of finishing processes to use on raw concrete. use paints like epoxy. Like stains, epoxy is available in many different colors, so you should have no problem customizing your space. Not to mention, you could also incorporate decorative flakes into the epoxy to give your floor more of a “wow” factor. Epoxy concrete floors are the most durable option, which is ideal for any space that has a lot of vehicle and foot traffic.
Professionally Sealed Concrete Floors in New Jersey
Complete concrete floor repair and sealing is meticulous, dusty, labor-intensive work that requires more than one skilled hand and very specialized machines. It is one of those jobs that is best left to an experienced epoxy floor installation team. Diamond Garage Solutions in NJ has the environmentally-safe materials, quality team members, and industrial-grade equipment to repair cracks and seal your concrete floor with a beautiful finish for many years to come.
To learn more about how we seal concrete floors to perfection, please visit our website at: https://diamondgaragesolutions.com/