Exposed Aggregate Honed Concrete

If your looking for a matte finish concrete floor that is easy to clean, then consider honed concrete for an option.  Honed concrete is achieved by grinding the concrete to an even texture and then smoothing the surface with finer diamond pads. We typically stop at a 200 grit pad for honed concrete, if you wanted a polished surface you would continue to the next polishing pad. Honed concrete is beneficially because the duller surface wont show as much dust and dirt as a highly polished surface would. Honed concrete is an excellent choice for exterior patios and walkways. Take a look at the pictures below of an interior concrete floor that is honed to a 200 grit.

Honed Concrete

Honed Concrete

Exposed Aggregate Honed Concrete

Exposed Aggregate Honed Concrete

 

 

 

 

Modern Concrete Floors

This week we had a job that consisted of removing tile and then polishing the concrete underneath the tile to create a modern concrete floor. When we started removing the tile floor we realized the tile was sitting on a mud-base that was 2″ thick. Instead of removing the tile and the mud-base we prepped the tiles to receive a self-leveling cement topping. After we poured the new concrete floor we sealed the floor with a water base sealer.

Tile Prepped For Concrete Overlay

Tile Prepped For Concrete Overlay

Concrete Resurfacing Modern Concrete

Concrete Resurfacing Modern Concrete

 

 

 

 

 

Solid Color Concrete Sealer

For a contemporary look inside a house, solid color concrete sealers are becoming a popular choice.There are almost endless color options when using solid color sealers because they are easily tint-able like paint. Unlike concrete stains, solid color sealers will mask most imperfections in the concrete floor.

Take a look at the photos below of a room we sealed with a solid color concrete sealer.

Solid Color Concrete Sealer

Solid Color Concrete Sealer

 

Solid Color Concrete Sealer

Solid Color Concrete Sealer

Sealed Interior Concrete Floors

Sealing interior concrete floors is a great contemporary look. Sealed concrete floors is a very cost affect floor that just involves cleaning the concrete and applying the sealer. There are many different sealers to choose from depending on if the owner wants I gloss finish or a matte finish. There is also the option of grinding the concrete before applying the sealer to expose some of the rocks in the concrete.

Take a look at the photo below of a recent job we completed. This concrete floor was cleaned and then had a solvent based acrylic sealer applied.

Sealed Concrete Floors

Sealed Concrete Floors