Does Choosing Decorative Concrete Flooring Affect Longevity in Commercial Properties?

In commercial property development and design, decorative concrete flooring – using stamped concrete, decorative epoxy, and polished concrete, and other decorative solutions – is an increasingly popular choice due to its aesthetic versatility. However, a common concern is whether the decorative aspect impacts the flooring’s longevity and durability. This consideration is crucial for commercial properties where flooring longevity and maintenance play significant roles in operational efficiency and cost management. Understanding Decorative Concrete Flooring’s Durability Decorative concrete flooring typically involves the application of color, patterns, and textures to standard concrete. This can include techniques like staining, stamping, polishing, and the use of overlays. The inherent durability of concrete as a base material remains a key factor in its longevity. Concrete’s strength and resistance to wear and tear are not compromised by decorative techniques when applied correctly. However, there are several different issues that can affect the longevity of the material. These include: Quality of Materials and Installation – The longevity of decorative concrete largely depends on the quality of materials used and the expertise of the installation process. High-quality dyes, stains, […]

Concrete Repair


WHAT IS A CONCRETE BRIDGE COATING ANYWAY? Bridge {After} This is a great question! Why would you want to repair your spalling and cracked bridge vs. replace it? A concrete bridge coating might be just right for your project. Certain bridges need replaced, which you can tell if you see rust near rebar or crumbling to the point of seeing the mesh or rebar underneath. However, some bridges, have more aesthetic issues, like spalling and cracks that can be addressed with our sandbroadcast deck system. Concrete bridge coatings use our tried and true parking deck system with a sandbroadcast. How we do it: Repair the concrete and prep it (wash the concrete, and in some cases, grind the concrete; patch the spalling areas and seal the cracks) Wash the surface again and apply our industrial strength coating system in a few steps Broadcast our locally sourced quartz or quartz color of your choice We, first, repair the concrete and prep it for the sandbroadcast, which can include washing the concrete, grinding in some cases, patching the spalling areas and sealing […]