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The 5 Primary Benefits of Using Epoxy Floors in Hair Salons

Epoxy floors in hair salon

Epoxy floors in hair salon

Many people still have the misconception that epoxy floors are only used in residential garages and commercial mechanic shops. While these are common applications, this flooring solution is far more versatile. For instance, this is an ideal choice for hair salons. Among the many benefits, six stand out as being the most important.

1.     High Durability and Strength – Epoxy floors are extremely durable and strong. Hair salons see a tremendous amount of foot traffic, so having a floor that can stand up to daily wear and tear is essential.

2.     Resistant to Chemicals – Various dyes and other chemicals are used in hair salons. If dropped on a standard floor, it would be stained or seriously damaged. However, products like SunEpoxy 54 and SunEpoxy 100 provide optimal protection. These coatings are highly resistant to multiple chemicals, as well as water and food spills, impact, and more.

3.     Easier Cleaning and Maintenance – Another benefit is that both cleaning and maintenance are a breeze. This involves nothing more than sweeping and damp mopping as needed.

4.     Improved Safety – Especially in busy hair salons, stylists, hair washers, and front desk personnel scramble to stay on schedule. This creates a risk of falling or slipping. Because epoxy floors are naturally resistant to slippage, employee safety increases. This also reduces the risk of injury for patrons. Yet another safety factor is that this flooring system is resistant to fire.

5.     Enhanced Aesthetics – Epoxy floors can be enhanced with color and metallic flakes. This dramatically enhances the floor and the overall decor of the hair salon. This type of flooring can also be patterned or textured, which further enhances the appearance of the business.


Can Decorative Concrete Resurfacing Salvage a Damaged Driveway?

Decorative Concrete Resurfacing

Decorative Concrete Resurfacing

Compared to jack hammering, removal and replacing, decorative concrete resurfacing is usually a much better option. Although most driveways last up to 25 years or longer, some conditions can reduce their lifespan. These same conditions can leave driveways with cracks, spalling, and pitting issues. If you are facing this situation, you might be concerned that your driveway is too damaged for resurfacing.

In some instances, the damage can be severe enough that a complete driveway replacement is recommended, but in most cases, the surface can be repaired and then resurfaced. When professionally done, the driveway appears and functions as if brand new.

To understand the advantages of decorative concrete resurfacing, look briefly at the other two options. When a driveway is patched, it becomes more structurally sound, but from an aesthetics standpoint, it is unsightly. Every filled crack and pit is clearly visible. As imagined, this affects the overall appearance of the home. With a completely new driveway installation, the entire existing slab must be removed. This process is messy, and it takes quite a bit of time to complete.

In comparison, decorative concrete resurfacing involves making repairs to mild to moderate damage, prepping the surface, and then applying an overlay of your choosing. To achieve the desired results, it is important for the installer to use top-of-the-line products, like Tuscan, SunStamp, or SunStone.

Numerous benefits go hand in hand with decorative concrete resurfacing. As mentioned, not only are existing flaws on your driveway covered up, an overlay upgrades its appearance. You will have multiple choices of color, pattern, and texture, regardless of the chosen technique. That way, your newly resurfaced driveway will complement your home and vice versa.

One important thing to note is that prior to decorative concrete resurfacing, the underlying cause of the problem needs to be identified. Only then can the issue be fixed so that future problems do not arise.


Which of the Different Types of Concrete Overlays is Best for Your Project?

There is nothing wrong with variety. However, when it comes to the abundance of options for concrete overlays, you might feel overwhelmed when trying to narrow your choice to just one. To make sure that you select the best overlay for your project, you should spend a little time conducting research. Of course, you can always reach out for help from a reputable concrete installer.

Sundek SunStamp Overlay System

Sundek of Illinois Water Feature SunStamp

Stamped concrete overlays are one of the more popular choices and for good reason. For one thing, this overlay can be used both indoors and outdoors. However, what makes stamped overlays so incredible is that a professional installer can replicate the appearance of various materials, including stone, wood, brick, tile, and more. When finished, no one would even know the surface was concrete unless told. If you want something unique, stamped concrete overlays are exceptional.

Micro toppings are another type of concrete overlay that might fit your project. In this case, you can choose the actual grade, from fine to coarse, and select from a wide range of colors. If your current concrete surface is starting to look worn, instead of having it completely ripped out and reinstalled. Micro toppings are a much better solution. You can even have saw-cut designs added, which makes for a gorgeous floor.

Certain concrete overlays are perfect for horizontal and vertical surfaces. Based on how the overlay is applied, via trowel, broom, or hopper gun, the aesthetic changes. Again, when working with a professional installer you can discuss what look you want to achieve. Made up proprietary blends of sand, polymers and binders, this overlay provides a smooth, yet non-slip surface that makes it ideal for outdoor surfaces, including pathways, patios, and even driveways.

Although the overlay that you choose is certainly important, it is even more important that the appropriate product is used. Something like SunStone, Classic Texture, or Tuscan are all excellent products for concrete overlays.


Decorative Concrete Pool Decks: The Perfect Way to Create a Personal Oasis

If you are going to have a swimming pool in your backyard, why not go all out? To create your own personal oasis, a place that is peaceful, relaxing, and fun, decorative concrete pool decks are the perfect solution. Not only will the right pool deck enhance your backyard, it can be designed in such a way that it complements your home.

Sundek Classic Texture Pool Deck Coating

Classic Texture is Perfect for Pool Decks

Before going into specific design options using concrete pool decks, consider some of the many benefits. The Classic Texture Splatter Knockdown System offered by Sundek is just one example of numerous products that will completely transform your pool area. This particular solution is slip-resistant, comfortable to walk on, and easy to maintain. However, you also have a choice of many gorgeous colors and textures to create your dream space.

To create a tropical aesthetic, the right color choice is important. For decorative concrete pool decks using the Classic Texture product, you might consider something subtle like Oyster White, Franciscan Tan, or Kahlua. If you prefer something with a little more personality and character, you can always consider Peking Blue, Sable, or Terra Cotta. By adding in the right lighting and landscaping, your retreat will be ready to enjoy.

Something else to consider for decorative concrete pool decks in which the Classic Texture is used is that with this being a three to five-step process, multiple design effects can be achieved. Again, you can choose something that is less noticeable or a design that is bold and vibrant. To get an idea of the look that you want to achieve, spend some time looking at what other homeowners have done to design their decorative concrete pool decks. From there, you can lend your own creativity to the project.

In addition to the pool, many people choose decorative concrete pool decks and then have an adjoining walkway or patio enhanced with decorative concrete as well. If you decide to do this, you can use the same finish or mix and match for a one-of-a-kind aesthetic


Epoxy Floors Extend Well Beyond the Garage

Like most people, there is a good chance that you automatically relate epoxy floors to residential and commercial garages. The fact is that while epoxy is the best flooring solution for this type of environment, this decorative coating actually serves many more purposes. In fact, epoxy floors are now one of the top choices for interior surfaces for both home and business owners.

Sundek SunOne Epoxy Floors in Commercial Application

Epoxy Floors in Commercial Application

Although epoxy floors can be installed virtually anywhere, they are an excellent option for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and outdoor patio. The primary reason is that epoxy is extremely water and moisture resistant. Liquid spills are notorious in all of these spaces. With epoxy, the floor has no damage and cleanup is a breeze.

Being impact resistant is one reason why epoxy floors are so popular in garages. However, if you think about it, things get dropped inside the home as well. When epoxy is used in the kitchen, you never have to worry about scratches or dents caused by dropped dishes, canned food, cooking utensils, and so on. Even when used for an outside patio, this type of floor can withstand all kinds of abuse and still look gorgeous.

Epoxy floors are also resistant to oil, grease, coffee, and even red wine, things that typically cause permanent stains. Because this coating is non-porous, nothing penetrates. In addition, epoxy is capable of withstanding abrasions and even chemicals. No matter where you choose to have epoxy floors installed, you are guaranteed a long-lasting surface that looks amazing.

Whether using SunEpoxy 54 or SunEpoxy 100, the floors are gorgeous. You can stick with varying shades of gray or go with color. For something completely unique, a professional Sundek systems installer can add SunFlex, which are beautiful quartz beads, or SunChips, which are metallic flakes. The size, volume, and color of the additives determine just how much glisten the floor has.

If preferred, epoxy floors can be made slip-resistant. In the bathroom, water spills from the bathtub or shower are never a problem. When installed outside on a patio, rain and snow will not compromise safety. This is also a great coating for the pool deck, again providing people with a safe and comfortable surface to walk on.

Now, if you want epoxy floors in your dining room, hearth room, or foyer, the installer can create a mirror-like finish that is simply stunning. Based on the aesthetic that you want to achieve, epoxy is either rolled or brushed on. After the first coat, colored beads or chips are added, along with slip-resistant additives. Once the final top coat is applied and dried, you will absolutely love your new floor.