Make Your Home More Attractive With a Concrete Overlay
Most people think that concrete has to be a dull and gray floor. This type of flooring is common in warehouses but its mostly used as a cost-cutting measure. 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.
As you know, most millionaires have beautiful floors in their homes; mostly made of marble. It’s no secret that marble is amazing, but it’s also very expensive. If you want a marble floor but find it unaffordable, you can opt for polymer resin and concrete mixtures; these mimic marble but come at a much affordable price. The polymer is used to help bind the overlay to the concrete which ensures that the properties of concrete do not crack due to the changes in temperature and humidity of fluctuations in your home. Even better, the process gives the concrete the appearance, 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 concrete and polymer and mixed well, they stick to the slab making it longlasting. In fact, even the flooring at the warehouse stores have a concrete overlay on top of the slab. This overlay is what gives that top layer of the concrete its glow. 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 UV exposure, salt, and chemical which make them perfect even 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. Once a surface, the first step is the applications of a cement overlay. 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.
In modern houses, there is a new trend that is arising; using the concrete overlay for even countertops. Since concrete is longlasting and an overlay has the capability to mimic different materials, the result is a lasting countertop which appears pricey. Some homeowners stain the concrete while others go for overlays to get a granite or marble 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.