Make Your House More Appealing With a Concrete Overlay
When most people think about concrete, all they envision is a dull, gray flooring. This sort of flooring is common in warehouse stores, but such retailers only use concrete as a cost-cutting measure since its cheaper than linoleum. Therefore, concrete does not have to be dull and boring; a concrete overlay is a good way of getting a beautiful and affordable floor at affordable costs. This option is great for many establishments including homes. The expense of a concrete layer is similar to tile, and the results are amazing.
Some very wealthy people own beautifully floored homes; mostly made from marble. Marble is obviously amazing, but costly too. If your goal was marble flooring, but you find it too expensive, some businesses can produce polymer resin and concrete mixtures; they mimic marble at very affordable prices. The plastic is used to help bind the overlay which prevents changing of the properties of concrete even with the temperature or humidity fluctuations. More importantly, the process gives the concrete the look, color, and shimmer of marble.
Overlays may be set in different thicknesses; they can be as thin as a credit card or several inches thick. When mixed well, the polymer and concrete stick to the slab and are very durable. In fact, even the flooring at the warehouse stores have a concrete overlay on top of the slab. This overlay is the thing that gives the top layer of the concrete shiny. These floors are well known because of their durability; they can withstand up to many years of use, tear, and abuse. Overlays are resistant to salt, UV exposure, chemicals, making them ideal for outdoor usage.
Concrete overlays provide a tool that has the ability to transform almost any surface in your house into one with an elegant stone outlook. These surfaces could be walls and doors to the kitchen and backsplashes, driveways, patios, garages, pool decks and much more, and the only limit is your imagination. After a surface is selected, a thin layer of cement is applied as the initial step in the procedure. A stone pattern of your choice is custom carved into the overlay, and shortly after, your house will reap the advantages of a custom-made design and pattern to enhance your current decor.
Modern houses nowadays have a new trend; that trend is using a concrete overlay on counter tops. Since concrete is durable and an overlay can mimic other materials, you end up with a longlasting which appears expensive. There are some homeowners who stain concrete while others make use of overlays to get a marble or granite look. Marble and granite make great countertops, but they do not offer the strength and durability of concrete. Lastly, when compared to granite and marble countertops, concrete is significantly more resistant to odors and stains.