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The Amazing World of Decorating Concrete Coating

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Decorative concrete coatings now offer unlimited flooring as well as wall enhancement options, which is why decorative concrete coating is gaining much popularity now. Concrete coatings are multi-coloured and textured surface enhancement products that incorporate qualities of resin as well as acrylic. These coatings can even be customised using a variety of colour combinations and designs.

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This type of coating is not always about the utility and the functionality of the material, but its success lies in how creatively you can use these innumerable options. The materials used to create the concretes coatings differ according to the pattern, material, place of use and design as well. These type of coating is largely cu stomized and so you must have a clear idea of the final design, pattern, and colour before the beginning of theprocess.

Below are listed the advantages of decorative concrete coatings:

1. Decorative concrete coatings have unlimited design options.
2. Low maintenance requirement.
3. Low material cost.
4. Texture of the surface can be customized.
5. Decorative concrete can replicate the color and texture of natural stone slabs.
6. Can be protected with concrete sealants which will prevent seepage of water and escape of radon gas from the ground into the living space.
7. Is easy to clean.
8. Can withstand the elements of nature.
9. Creative and artistically skilled decorative concrete professionals can create wonders with decorative concreting.

Nowadays, even acid concretes are also being transformed into concrete coatings. More and more innovative materials are being introduced to widen the scope of concrete coatings. The decoration can be done during the pouring process as well as while curing of the concrete as well, each having its own distinctive appearance when finished. There are a variety of these coatings such as stamped concrete, acid concrete, acid staining, decorative over lay, polished concrete, concrete counter top, decorative vertical overlay, etc.

The unlimited options with decorative concrete coatings have caught the fancy of architects and designers as well artistically inclined house owners since any type of design can be obtained using the wide variety of decorative concrete coating materials. These coatings are not as costly as many of the latest flooring ideas. One of the advantages of these coatings is that it can be used for driveways, patios, commercial roads, parking lots, and other places as well. The other advantage is that it can be used to resurface old floors. When using this coating you need not remove the old flooring. It saves time and money by being able to build on the old floor provided the old floors have the structural integrity required for decorative concreting. In any case there are spots where the floor structure is compromised, it can be rectified and this type of coating can be laid with the material and design of your choice.

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Decorative Concrete Coatings

Having said all this, one has to be very careful while choosing a company/professional to whom the decorating concrete coating work is going to be entrusted. This coating is all about having good sense of creativity as well as the right mix of materials that suits the aesthetics of the portion where you plan to undertake the coating. You need to make a thorough background check of the prior work before you agree to take their services. Do go through their portfolios and preferably visit a few of the locations where they have completed their projects to get a first hand view of the quality of their work. Make sure you have an understanding of the final cost before you give them the work.

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