Concrete Refinishing St Louis: Concrete Polish, Stains & Sealer
Concrete has a high porosity, meaning it is a very absorbent material. This is one reason why it stubborn stains are so difficult to remove from it. The pigments actually get into the pores of the slab and stay there, out of your reach. There is a way to cover these up and stop it from happening again. Decorative concrete refinishing allows property owners to have their structurally sound concrete slabs to be renewed affordably.
The Difference Between Refinishing and Resurfacing
It is common to confuse refinishing with resurfacing. While resurfacing is the most common term for decorative concrete, it is a bit different. Resurfacing is replacing the top material of a slab whereas refinishing is merely changing or renewing the finish. Refinishing can be done on structurally sound surfaces, new pours, and resurfaced ones as well. It just adds a finish that highlights the existing slab, not really replacing the top layer.
Top Concrete Refinishing Methods
- Stained Concrete – What better way to fight stubborn stain than a stylish stain? Acid and water-based stains penetrate the surface of a slab, creating a long-lasting color that won’t fade, chip off, or flake. Acid stains create a semi-translucent, mottled, and marble-like surface that kind of looks like natural stone or leather. This is caused by the chemical reaction that occurs between the stain and the concrete material. Water-based stains, on the other hand, dry to an opaque color with uniform color all throughout.
- Concrete Polishing – This has nothing to do with scrubs and wax. Polished concrete is a permanent polish done on concrete using a grinding machine. The surface is sanded with different abrasive pads until the desired smoothness and shine are achieved.
- Concrete Sealing – Concrete sealers are meant to seal off the pores of a slab, thus, protecting it from freeze-thaw, stains, and other types of damage. This also helps enhance the color of a concrete flatwork and add a bit of shine.
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Is your concrete floor looking dull? Are there stubborn stains that bother you? There is no need to worry. Decorative Concrete Resurfacing is here to provide you with cost-effective solutions that look great and last long. We specialize in refinishing concrete patios, pool decks, driveways, interior floors, commercial flooring, and more.
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