Commercial Concreting: 3 Ways to Modify Concrete Surfaces
Posted on: 14 August 2018Share
If you are planning to install new flooring inside or outside your commercial premises, you may not have considered using concrete. Many people make the mistake of thinking that concrete creates a boring or drab look. However, the reality is that concrete can be modified so that it looks just as good as any other type of flooring. Below is a guide to 3 ways in which you can enhance a concrete floor inside and outside your commercial property.
Acid staining involves using strong acids to change the colour of the surface of the concrete. Depending on the strength of the acid and the way it is applied, it is possible to create a wide range of different colours and shapes which will give your floor just as much appeal as a timber floor.
If your main concern is not how the concrete looks but the grip it can provide, you may be interested in the broom technique of modifying concrete surfaces. A contractor will lightly brush the wet concrete with a broom which will leave a series of very fine lines in the surface. Once the concrete is dry, these lines will provide additional grip when people walk on the surface. The small groves created by using the broom technique can also help with drainage as they will act as channels for any excess rainwater which gathers on the concrete surface.
If you cannot afford to lay down a brick driveway or create a paved area between two buildings using blocks of stone, textured concrete could be the solution you are looking for. A contractor will lay fresh concrete and then use a variety of tools to create the textured look you desire. For example, they may use a template to stamp the concrete so it is divided up so the surface looks as if it were made of individual paving stones. The contractor will simply use a roller which has the design attached to its wheel to quickly cover the concrete surface. Stencils may also be used to add additional patterning to make the concrete resemble brick, granite or other types of stone.
If you would like further advice about the ways in which concrete can improve your commercial space, you should contact a team of concrete contractors today. A commercial concreting team will be happy to offer you all of the help and assistance you need.