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Maintenance Solutions offers a variety of decorative acid staining concrete flooring options for you or your client. Each floor finish application combines color, performance, and design to deliver a durable floor finish suited for use in a wide variety of environments.
Concrete acid staining is a chemical reaction process of a mixture of water, mineral salts, and a slight amount of muriatic acid that creates a decorative concrete surface. This chemical reaction, with the existing minerals (primarily lime) in the concrete, creates a new earth tone color on the concrete surface over a period of one to four hours. The concrete surface is later scrubbed to remove excess stain and neutralized. Due to inconsistencies in the surface level of concrete floors, acid staining creates a variegated or mottled appearance that is unique to each slab. The color penetration ranges from 1/16 to 1/32 of an inch.
Maintenance Solutions uses a process with concrete acid stain that will develop a transparent color that will not peel or flake. It will give the concrete an attractive variegated or marbleized appearance. Colors tend to be earth tones, such as tans, browns, reddish browns, and greens.
Decorative overlays concrete is a system of adding highly durable hybrid polymer concrete in any color, pattern, and texture to dull concrete. Maintenance solutions uses rubber imprinting tools (stamps) that impress into a pre-mixed concrete overlay material shortly after it is placed to create natural stone or brick textures. Previously this process could only be performed on freshly poured concrete, but now, Maintenance Solutions’ decorative overlays concrete system allows us to place a thin cementitious topping material that would adhere to concrete surfaces, which provides a newly resurfaced coating to restore the worn surface.
This creates an attractive, three dimensional, two-toned appearance on top of your existing old dull concrete. Whether applied to commercial floors, garages, or entry ways for corporate buildings, the decorative overlays concrete systems can create the realistic effect of slate, stone, or brick at a friction of cost.
The stamped concrete process can only be completed during a new pour of concrete where a pattern is stamped into the concrete. Stamped concrete on a new concrete pour has the advantage of being one piece, whereas a concrete overlay tries to bond two pieces together. There is a limitless array of design possibilities that can be combined with great durability and a lower cost than natural products—this makes stamped concrete an easy choice for new construction and renovation projects.
The installation consists of pressing molds into the concrete while the concrete is still in its plastic state. Color is achieved by using dry shakes, color hardeners, powder or liquid releases, or integral colors and acid stains. All these products may be combined to create an even more intricate design.Maintenance Solutions has applied this material to commercial driveways, roads, parking lots, and even interior floors. We can also completely restore and rejuvenate faded stamped concrete colors and presentations.
Maintenance Solutions recommends concrete dyes as a simple cost effective solution for resurfacing or restoring a concrete floor. Concrete dyes are now the leading coloring product within commercial industries. Depending on the application, concrete dyes can be used to reproduce a multitude of designs while simultaneously creating a permanent color. Although dyes will not hide any imperfections in the concrete, they enhance the variation that the concrete already has.
Broom Finishes are one of the leading finishes to decorate your concrete floor in a cost effective way and developing a slip resistant concrete. Maintenance Solutions looks at slip-resistant broom finishes as pieces of art. This finishing process is a simple decorative effect that can be applied to commercial/industrial properties by just running the broom texture in various directions. Additional dyes, stains or stamped concrete finishes can be applied to the broom finish process to increase beauty.
Scored concrete is a great way to give both new pours and existing pours a new look. Scoring concrete is essentially cutting shallow grooves into the concrete. These cuts can be used to create the illusion of tile or stone or even to “draw” a custom pattern or logo into the concrete. Scoring is often combined with colored or stained concrete to accentuate the surface pattern. It can also be applied to plain concrete to just add a touch of decorative design to an otherwise humdrum slab. Concrete can be scored with many different tools, but the most common tools are concrete saws and grinders using diamond blades. For a more rustic or rough look, chiseling the lines is a great method, although it can be more labor-intensive and tedious.
An advantage to scored concrete is that scoring can be a way to add decorative touches to a slab without tearing out and starting over or even covering the slab with other products—it is a very economical and eco-friendly approach to decorative concrete. Also, it is as permanent as the slab is which means there will be little to no upkeep—these lines are actually cut into the concrete, so they are as permanent as the slab itself. Maintenance will involve simple cleaning, which is as easy as sweeping or rinsing. If the scored concrete is sealed, it may require resealing periodically. Finally, the biggest advantage of scored concrete is that it can be a completely custom design.
The (Methyl Methacrylate)MMA System is a application that can used to decorate or overlay concrete floors within a short amount of time (24 hours). The system can be used in every industrial and commercial seamless flooring application. This application is found mostly within operating rooms, lab floors, and locker rooms.
For more information on acid staining – decorative concrete floor services, please fill out the contact form below or contact us at 281-355-0498.
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