Types of Concrete Overlays
One of the main selling points of decorative concrete overlays is that it can restore damage concrete floors quickly. Polymer-based overlays dry up fast and some of the processes can allow foot traffic within hours after installation.
The time it will take to install an overlay depends on the level of preparation the concrete floor needs and the type of decorative concrete overlay which needs to be installed. Curing time varies, too. Southside Retail Epoxy Concrete Polishing installers should be able to explain the process and how long it will take to complete the job.
Stained Concrete Overlay
Stained concrete overlays are more popular for commercial concrete floors. The process involves the application of a thin polymer overlay layer to the concrete floor or slab. One or a combination of colors are chemically stained on the surface to achieve a natural looking, new concrete floor.
Stamped Concrete Overlay
The stamped concrete overlay is similar to stamped concrete but is simpler to install. It is also less labor intensive. The process involves the application of the overlay and imprinting the stamp or textured finish.
A stamped concrete overlay can be made to mimic the look of stone, brick, marble, tile, slate, wood, and a a number of other styles with the application of stains. Stamped concrete overlays are popularly done in driveways, patios, walkways. This type of overlay can also come in various colors.
Sprayed Concrete Overlay
This type of overlay uses a power sprayer to spray the finish over the concrete floor. A smooth finish is achieved by this overlay process. An additional textured finish can be sprayed to make the floor slip resistant. This type of overlay is popularly used in pool decks.