We are a decorative flooring company based out of Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada. We can coat and seal your garage flooring, your exposed aggregate and stamped concrete. Call us today for a FREE estimate!
Decorative Concrete A Better Flooring Option...Does the surface of your floor concrete need attention?
1. Garage concrete floor coating?
There are certainly many reasons to protect your garage floor. In Canada salt is used on roads to control ice. The salt is then transferred to your garage floor; the salt melts the ice from your car and this salty brine is absorbed by the porous concrete.
When the brine is diluted by moisture the water freezes and cause pressure that causes spalling or flaking of the concrete surface, eventually destroying your flooring
A lot of homeowners are seeing the value is protecting their garage flooring, with concrete paint. Unfortunately concrete paint flakes off of the surface so the homeowner may need to recoat every year. The products we use are commercial grade that bond to the surface and will not peel. We offer a life time warranty against delamination of our coating. Products like garage floor paint just don't last.
Some customers ask "Are the products you use epoxy paint?" Kind of, let me explain. Epoxies by nature are 2 parts or more mixed together to create a chemical reaction. Paint by itself is not an epoxy, and epoxy is not paint. However once the reaction has taken place we apply the epoxy to the surface like you would apply paint to a wall. But please do not mistake epoxy paint, they are 2 different products that do 2 separate things.
We prepare your garage flooring by grinding the surface with our grinder. This insures that the flooring is open to achieve a good bond. Bond breakers such as dirt, grease, fuel and other impurities can create an inability for the epoxy to bond to the surface. We also expose the aggregate which gives even more surface area for the epoxy to grab on to. More
2. What about my exposed aggregate or Stamped Concrete?
To protect your outdoor concrete such as stamped , and exposed aggregate , You need a good quality sealer. Our sealer not only protects the surface it enhances the colours of your stamped or exposed aggregate to bring out the beauty.
Our polyurethane sealer locks the stones in place (in an exposed aggregate slab) and prevents these stones from coming loose.
On a stamped concrete surface your beautiful colours can fade and become dull from the elements. Protecting the surface with a quality concrete sealer is very important to protect and enhance to quality of your sidewalk, patio or driveway.
We offer a 5 year warranty on this product. You can rest assured that your exposed aggregate or stamped concrete driveway, sidewalk, or patio will be well protected.
Most of these sealers are an acrylic and do not last even one season and over time these driveways or sidewalks will start to shed the stones from the surface. But not with a quality polyurethane product with the best warranty in the industry.
Protect your stamped concrete from becoming dull and faded. You paid a lot of money to a contractor, spent time picking out the perfect stamped concrete pattern; so you don't want all that money, time and effort to go to waste.
If you salt your stamped concrete or exposed aggregate you risk damaging your surface if it is not protected. This also applies to regular concrete. Using a quality concrete sealer is the only way to protect your assets. More
3. Concrete Polishing - What is it?
Polishing is a mechanical process that involves removing the surface of a concrete slab (i.e. a floor) to expose the aggregate stone to create a beautiful polished cement floor. This flooring option protects the surface from salt, dusting, oil, and is not slippery; even though it looks slippery.
Processing the floor in this way brings out a shine and luster much like sanding wood. There are 3 options for polished concrete floors: 1. Cream polish 2. Salt and pepper 3. Aggregate.
Option 1 is basically not removing to much material from the concrete floors.
Option 2 is removing material to expose the fine aggregate.
Option 3 is removing enough material to expose the bigger aggregate.
Polished concrete floors are becoming more popular than ever. The biggest reason is maintenance there is no need to wax the floor because the shine is naturally occurring in the floor itself.
So whether you want to just create a simple but elegant polished surface (option 1), or expose more of the fine aggregate stone (option 2), or expose the larger aggregate stone; concrete polishing is the answer.