The 5 main types of concrete flooring are stained concrete, epoxy, overlays, polished concrete, and quartz. Each of the different concrete flooring types has specific purposes.
Stained Concrete Flooring
Stained concrete floors can be outside or indoors. Exterior stained concrete flooring is a cost-effective way to beautify driveways, walkways, etc. Interior stained concrete floors are more refined and look and feel more like marble or tile.
There is metallic epoxy, standard epoxy, and epoxy chip flooring. Standard epoxy floors generally comprise 3 layers- primer, body, and topcoat.
Standard Epoxy Flooring
Standard epoxy flooring is versatile enough to use in residential and commercial areas. Both indoors and outdoors.
Metallic Epoxy Flooring
Metallic epoxy floors are multi-layered flooring that blends a metallic additive to a clear proxy coating.
Epoxy Chip Flooring
Epoxy chip flooring is common in garages. This type of flooring comprises an epoxy primer, base coat, and paint chip. The paint chip covers the entire surface and a coat fo sealer locks them in place.
A concrete overlay is a thin color concrete cement-based product that goes over existing concrete for repair or decorative reasons. Overlays are common in outdoor settings but can also work in basements.
Polished concrete flooring is a cost-effective way to enhance large portions of slab. Polished concrete is a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground, honed and polished.
Quartz concrete flooring is common in commercial buildings. They are functional yet pleasing to the eye. They can withstand high-traffic, they are abrasion resistant and non-slip.
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