Metallic Epoxy Floor Coatings

Metallic Epoxy flooring is made by layering epoxy resin over the floor. It is actually an inexpensive way to turn problematic or plain-looking concrete floor slabs into an aesthetically pleasing surface. Decorative epoxy coatings offer a unique look which makes it desirable for commercial and residential applications, including for garage flooring. They are available in a wide variety of colors… (more…)

The Basics about Acid Stained Concrete Flooring

Stained concrete flooring is a wonderful choice for homeowners who don’t want the old-fashioned, gray, uninspiring concrete on their floors or pavements, whether it’s the driveway, a walkway, patio, pool deck or the floor of a basement or mudroom. However, a homeowner who wants concrete staining in Austin, Texas should use the services of a professional contractor. That’s because the… (more…)

Do you know about Concrete Countertops?

Concrete can be used in copious applications using a variety of techniques. It is durable enough to last for decades to come, strong enough to be used in structural applications, and malleable (before cured) to be molded to almost any form or shape.  Since this is the case, it is becoming more popular, especially in Austin Texas, for countertops. Concrete… (more…)

Exposed Aggregate Vs Stained Concrete

Exposed concrete aggregate is a very decorative style of concrete design which also gives a non-skid texture to the structure. The particulate aggregate matter of the concrete is pronouncedly visible on the top layer of the concrete giving an awesome appealing finish to the concrete structure. It is used in various places like driveways, patios and sidewalks. The exposed aggregate… (more…)

How to Add Scoring To Your Stained Concrete Floor

As you have been looking around the web you may seen Austin concrete stain floors that look like tile. This is accomplished by what is called scoring the concrete, usually done with a 4″ grinder or a concrete saw. You can create amazing patterns with this process. A word of caution: Handheld grinders can be very dangerous and sometimes they… (more…)

Concrete Sealers to protect your Stained Floor

To extend the life and protect the features of any concrete surface a major key is the use of concrete sealers. Paints and Stains can be used to beautify the appearance of floors, patios, driveways and more, but the correct use of sealers plays a major role in protecting all your hard work and money that you have invested. There… (more…)

Concrete Resurfacing and Staining For Your Floor

Chemical stains (acid stains) are water based acidic solutions of metallic salts react with the lime in the concrete. After the chemical reaction is completed, the stains (which are actually metallic oxides) become integral part of the concrete and gives it a beautiful mottled colored surface. The critical element of coloring concrete surfaces with an acid stain or chemical stain… (more…)

Austin Concrete Staining, Scoring, Stamping. and Sealing

Decorative concrete, also commonly referred to as architectural concrete, can most easily be described as any technique that alters what would be plain, grey concrete to be more aesthetically pleasing. Decorative concrete can encompass many different looks and techniques. It can include simple coloring techniques such as acid stains, acrylic stains, concrete dyes, and integral colors (also called integrated colors;… (more…)

Concrete Acid Stain for your Austin Home Flooring

I found an article online with some interesting and useful information.  Here is a synopsis. Concrete acid stain can be applied to new or old, plain or colored concrete surfaces. They are available in 10 basic colors, though more can be created by combining them. Although they are often called acid stains, acid is not the ingredient that colors the… (more…)

Removing Carpet and the Tack strip in preparation for Concrete Stain

At least once per week I get a call from a potential client who has pulled up their carpet in preparation for staining their concrete flooring, or applying a metal flake epoxy. The problem is removal of carpet tack strip from a concrete floor generally leaves large gouges where the nails we embedded (due to the type of nails used… (more…)