While many in the concrete repair and coatings industry strive to provide low cost, and cheap alternatives, there are a handful of quality companies that value, well just that! ‘Value’. What is value when talking about concrete coatings, decoration and repair. Value like anything in life is not just one thing. It encompasses quality, longevity, durability, trust, attention to detail, and on and on. Specifically when talking about concrete systems, we can look at the most obvious elements.
- Quality in installation
- Durability in the end product
- Adhering to Schedules
- Effective Communication
- Warranties on the work performed
- Visual appeal and design in the application
- And just good all around honest people
These are just a few of the qualities that can be found in SurfaceScapes based out of Memphis, TN. SurfaceScapes is a leader in their industry and offer complete decorative concrete coating, resurfacing, beautification and repair services. Working closely with both home and business owners, SurfaceScapes’ goal is to provide the best all around service and installations in the region. With a large Service area encompassing Tennessee, Mississippi, & Arkansas, SurfaceScapes travels the area installing concrete coatings in all types of settings and situations.
SurfaceScapes works on:
- Concrete Pool Decks
- Concrete Patios
- Interior Concrete Floors
- Concrete Basements
- Retail Store Floors and Exteriors
- Restaurant Floors
- Garage Floors
- Automotive Repair Facilities
- and more…
The goal of SurfaceScapes is to provide a long lasting surface that will blend seamlessly with the surroundings while providing functional, durable low maintenance flooring solutions.
Some of the most popular concrete finishes provided are:
- Stamped concrete overlays and resurfacing
- Microtopping thin concrete resurfacing
- Classic texture coatings
- Epoxy coatings
- Acid stain concrete
- Colored painted concrete
- Limestone coatings
- Industrial coatings
- Hand applied slate texture concrete coatings
From the first time contacted, to the final sign off of the project when completed, SurfaceScapes will guide you through the process making it as seamless as possible while keeping you in the loop by coordinating and communicating with you. The value is in the experience, quality and systems that are used and once you experience it you will understand why SurfaceScapes continue to be the best at what they do!
SureCrete Design Products – Decorative & Specialty Concrete Manufacturer
SureCrete Design Products is a concrete manufacturing and specialty training firm based out of Orlando, Florida. Since the late 90s, we have been leading the domestic market in supply and distribution of concrete applications and materials. Now offering nationwide solutions and distribution to Canada, we are becoming one of the most recognized firms in the industry.
At SureCrete Design Products, our aim is to help your business offer high end concrete applications and solutions to your customers. This is why we offer training for system installation, implications, choosing the best type of materials for different surfaces, and much more. This allows your business to leverage on industry best practices in installation, repair, and maintenance of flooring solutions. As a result, your business can set a benchmark for quality services backed with high end concrete applications from us! Continue reading
When it comes to helping your pool stand out amongst the commonplace, the difference is in the details. One of the most important elements in your overall pool design is your coping – it’s not only structurally significant, it’s also a way of adding visual impact.
The latest in pool design is similar to that of an undermounted sink, where the edge cantilevers over the basin making it continuous and seamless. This look is trending as a premium finish and latest design choice. The look is a continuous concrete decking that takes your deck right up to the very edge of your pool and even slightly overlapping allowing for water to easily flow back into the swimming pool. Continue reading
The question to be answered is why does and acid stain not take and how can I resolve this issue.
Question…I’m in the middle of acid staining my concrete basement floor. When I began the neutralizing/washing process, the acid stain is wiping away…even as I barely mop it. I don’t know what to do at this point. I asked a lot of questions prior to beginning the project and was diligent about following them.
Here is my best response:
Acid stain is reactive and needs to react and burn into the concrete surface. If the concrete was sealed with a sealer or was power trowled too tight this may impede the stain from penetrating.
Another reason the stain is washing away may be because of the age of the concrete and the amount of free lime in it. Acid stain reacts and attaches to free lime in concrete and a lack of, or absence of free lime may cause the stain to easily wash away.
Acid stain should be tested on a small area and then cleaned and sealed to ensure its success on the main area of flooring. If an acid stain is not taking to a concrete slab you may consider using a dye instead. Concrete dyes do not rely on a chemical reaction. It is however advantageous to have a profiled surface for them and the subsequent sealer to adhere to.
Concrete before acid washing
Concrete after acid washing
If you are unsure about the application of a product or its effectiveness the manufacturer should be able to help and find a solution.
At the end of the day, making the client happy is always what matters. Whether the client wants something simple or something complex for their decorative concrete flooring, it is the duty of the contractor and architect to oblige. Take a recent example with Wusthof, a client from Norwalk, Connecticut. They had a 3,500 square foot area covered with a Gypcrete substrate, and they wanted to have a Lumiere designer epoxy floor to go over it. Working with Gypcrete as a substrate can be rather tricky, and it takes a certain touch, and a certain amount of skill to get things just right. Continue reading
Contractors around the country need to make sure that they are always able to offer their customers and clients the latest and greatest services and products. If they are unable to keep up with the new demands of the customers, they will not be in business for very long at all, and the competition will snatch those clients. A great example of this is in the field of concrete. Decorative concrete products are very desirable today in both residential and commercial properties. Those contractors who don’t already have these skills under their belts need to learn, and they need to learn soon. Continue reading