The Homeowner’s Guide To Decorative Floor Coatings
What Are Decorative Floor Coatings?
Decorative floor coatings are usually 16 to 20-mil thick, sometimes changing based on the decorative application used.
Types Of Decorative Floor Coatings
Thin-Stamped Overlays & Decorative Concrete – Thin-stamped overlays are one of the most popular polymer cement products. Professionals can apply a 16 to 20-mil thick layer of polymer cement over an existing concrete surface and give it a brand new stone, slate, brick, wood, or tile appearance. This is incredibly cheaper than breaking apart your old slab, pouring a new one, and then stamping the concrete with an embossing tool for the desired effect. Overlays can even be used on walls and other vertical surfaces.
Custom Interior Flooring – With custom interior floor coatings, you can turn your grey concrete floor into a brand new stylized surface. The coatings can be used in casinos, shopping malls, offices, hotel lobbies, retail stores, and residential floors. Whether or not your floor experiences heavy foot traffic, professionals recommend using an industrial-grade sealer system that can protect your floors from daily wear.
Trowel-Down Slate Finishes (Not provided by Complete Concrete Coatings) – Trowel-down slate finishes are alternatives to thin-stamped overlays. These coatings create a nice textured, decorative finish that rivals the look of conventional slate at a fraction of the cost. Trowel-down slate finishes come in a variety of different color combinations.
Splatter Textures & Knock-Down Finishes (Not provided by Complete Concrete Coatings) – Splatter textures and knock-down finishes usually have traditional decorative designs and textures. Splatter textures and knock-down finishes are slightly less authentic-looking than thin-stamped overlays, but they have more texture and provide better slip-resistant surfaces. Using an air-powered hopper gun, you can give your floor a new beautiful, slip-resistant, and durable surface.
Concrete Repair Resurfacing – Concrete repair resurfacing is used to repair, restore, and resurface damaged concrete. Instead of removing and replacing the pitted, flaked, deteriorated, or poorly-finished concrete, you can simply apply a thin coating. The coating is usually 16 to 20-mil thick and gives your old concrete the appearance as if new concrete was poured. Concrete Repair resurfacing is resistant to chemicals, salt, petrochemicals (chemicals derived from natural gas and petroleum), ultraviolet rays, water, and more.
How Much Do Decorative Floor Coatings Cost?
- How much labor is needed – The total cost of your decorative floor coating will depend on how much floor needs to be coated.
- What kind of prior repairs are needed – Before you start applying any coatings to your floors, you are going to want to get any cracks or imperfections in your concrete repaired.
- How much cleanup is needed – Any old coatings, dust, dirt, and water must be removed from your surface before any new coating is applied. Otherwise, they can become mixed into your new coating leading to delamination.
- Design and layers – The style of decorative floor coating you choose impacts how many layers are needed. Once you determine how many layers are needed, you can determine how much it will cost.