If the flooring inside of your commercial space needs replacing, but the square footage of your facility out-distances your budget, decorative concrete is the perfect solution. Rather than hiding the old, drab concrete floors with carpet or tile, renovating and replacing it with stained, stamped, or resurfaced concrete can revamp your entire facility.
Decorative concrete is cheaper than most flooring materials and can mimic the look of high-end materials like stone or marble. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also unbelievably durable and relatively maintenance free. Continue reading as we break down your options.
Concrete finishes come in a variety of options, including textured or glossy surfaces and stone emulations like slate, cobblestone, flagstone, and even tile, wood plank, or brick patterns. This is basically a fancy topcoat for your concrete that will protect it from damage and add flare.
Stamped and resurfaced concrete
When you remove an existing floor covering like carpet, surface damage to the underlying concrete can occur. The older this concrete is, the more likely it is to be littered with glue, spills, coatings, paint, or sealers. In these situations, a decorative concrete overlay is your ideal solution and will diminish all cracks, discoloration, and imperfections of the underlying concrete layer.
Decorative concrete overlays can be stamped into large format tile designs that are perfect for courtyards, showrooms, offices, and more. Installation is easy, and the finished surface is resistant to cracks, stains, moisture, dirt, chips, and more.
Stained concrete is one of the most popular choices for indoor commercial flooring because of its endless design potential and affordable price. This type of concrete is ideal for apartment complexes, restaurants, warehouses, schools, offices, hospitals, and more. With finishing options from matte to high gloss, this option can produce a variety of stunning looks.
Stained concrete is incredibly versatile, and can produce an endless variety of looks using acid-based stains for marbling effects, water-based stains for solid color stains, and more. This allows you to create different designs for individual rooms/offices in your facility, or create a seamless look using one color throughout. Different graphics can also be included in the design to show your logo in specific areas of your building.
Commercial flooring in places like office buildings or apartment complexes typically need to be replaced every few years. Carpet, tile, and hardwood floors become dirty and damaged over time, and replacing or repairing these kinds of flooring can be very time-consuming and expensive. Thankfully, decorative concrete floors offer you beautiful, durable results for an economically-sound price. At Port Aggregates, we’ve been proudly servicing Louisiana’s concrete needs for over forty years now, and have plenty of experience in producing beautiful concrete for residential and commercial projects. To request a quote for your commercial concrete project, click here!