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Incredibly Unique Ideas for Decorative Coatings

Metallic Epoxy

Metallic Epoxy

If you don’t want to be like everyone else, decorative coatings are perfect for you. They give you the chance to express your personality. While all of them are unique to a degree, you can really blaze your own trail with some of these ideas. Embrace these ideas as your own or use them as a starting point to create your own.

Go 3-D with a Metallic Coating

If you’ve been to the movies lately, you know that 3-D is all the rage. You can’t walk into a movie theater without someone handing you 3-D glasses and trying to usher you into the latest 3-D movie. You don’t need 3-D glasses for a 3-D experience. You can get a 3-D effect at home with a decorative coating system, like SunMetal FX. This metallic coating comes in an assortment of colors, ranging from violet to autumn, and because of the 3-D effect, each color really jumps out at you. Tell your friends to forget the movies and come over to your house for the full 3-D experience. They will be amazed by how unique a decorative coating can be.

Tuscan Wood Texture

Tuscan Wood Texture Decorative Coatings

Walk the Plank with Stamped Concrete

You can enjoy the look of a wood floor without the pain of owning one with a stamped concrete coating. Your contractor will put the stamped concrete over your existing floor, and it will look like you have a wood floor. You can use this for a variety of purposes. Add a wood-like floor to your kitchen, or use it for the front porch. You can even make a bridge for your backyard or create a wood-like deck.

Play with Texture

For years, concrete was a flat flooring material. It was something smooth to go under another type of flooring. Now that it’s the main flooring component, you can have some fun with it. Don’t be afraid to play around with texture. From textured coatings to using different types of stamped concrete, this is an excellent way to get a unique look. Let your imagination run wild with this. There is no right or wrong way to play with texture.

Don’t be afraid to try something new when it comes to decorative coatings. You just might be the next trendsetter in the concrete world. Next season, people might be racing to catch up with you. Then, you can go out and set the next concrete trend.

Great Ideas for a New Concrete Pool Deck

Sundek Concrete Pool Deck Coating

Sundek Concrete Pool Deck Coating – Classic Texture

There is no better way to take advantage of the warm summer weather than by spending it by the pool. If your pool deck has seen better days, you may want to consider an upgrade to a concrete pool deck using one of Sundek’s many decorative concrete products. Sundek products offer the greatest versatility and the most options for customization.

Sundek Products for Concrete Pool Decks

If you are considering upgrading to a concrete pool deck, you want to make sure that it fulfills certain requirements. Not only do you want your pool deck to look great, but you also want it to withstand exposure to the elements, and it needs to be safe, as well. By choosing a Sundek decorative concrete product, you can fulfill all of these requirements in one fell swoop.

Decorative coating

SunStone Decorative coating

For example, the Classic Texture acrylic spray overlay is a simple option that gives you uniform texture over the entire surface. You also have the option to use a design template to give your pool deck the appearance of brick, tile, or other materials. For something with a little bit of elegance, the Tuscan or SunStone systems might be a better choice. Both of these systems are hand-troweled for a unique appearance, and they can be customized with stamps and stains to mimic the look of premium materials, like terrazzo, travertine, slate, and flagstone. All of these options can also be combined with fine aggregates, like quartz beads, to add nonslip safety, and they can be coated with a clear sealer for maximum durability and easy maintenance.

When you are ready to install your new concrete pool deck, be sure to make Sundek your first call. As the nation’s premier supplier of quality decorative concrete products, Sundek is sure to have just what you need to make your vision a reality. We also have access to the best licensed concrete contractors who will see your project through from start to finish. View our product catalog on our website or call today for a free consultation.

Creating a Modern Sidewalk with Concrete Resurfacing

As durable as concrete is, it is still prone to normal wear and tear with time and exposure to the elements. If your sidewalk could use a bit of an upgrade, you should consider concrete resurfacing before you rent a jackhammer and start tearing things up. With the right Sundek decorative concrete product, you can give your old sidewalk new life.

Using Sundek Products for Concrete Resurfacing

When it comes to creating a modern sidewalk using decorative concrete products, Sundek offers a great deal of variety. If you want something simple with a uniform texture and nonslip protection, the Classic Texture is always a good way to go. This overlay can be sprayed directly onto your existing sidewalk for a quick concrete resurfacing job. You can also make use of various design templates to create the look of tile, brick, or stone with this type of coating.

For something that has a little bit of old-world elegance, the Tuscan hand-crafted overlay may be your best choice for concrete resurfacing. This system is hand-troweled for a unique look, and it can be combined with your choice of stains, acrylic, or clear finish. Another popular option is the SunStone limestone coating. This system is hand-troweled, as well, and it can be customized to mimic the appearance of premium materials, like flagstone, travertine, or slate. It too can be combined with various stains for a one-of-a-kind look and feel.

When you are ready to resurface your sidewalk, be sure to call Sundek to find a skilled and licensed concrete contractor. Working with concrete requires a certain degree of experience in order to ensure a quality result, so do yourself a favor and choose a Sundek contractor. Not only are Sundek contractors the best of the best, but they know everything there is to know about Sundek products to ensure that your job goes according to plan.

Common Repairs for an Epoxy Garage Floor System

Garage Floor System

Garage Floor System

An epoxy garage floor system offers the greatest durability and ease of maintenance out of almost all of the flooring options you could choose. Like most flooring, however, epoxy floors are prone to normal wear and tear. When you find yourself in need of epoxy flooring repairs, be sure to hire a Sundek contractor to get the job done right.

Garage Floor System Repairs

The benefit of an epoxy garage floor system is that it offers excellent durability against foot and vehicle traffic, not to mention impact, chemical spills, and abrasion. As strong as epoxy is, however, there may come a time when repairs are necessary. Fortunately, repairing this type of flooring is a fairly simple and straightforward process, as long as you have the right products and the right contractor to do the job – that is where Sundek comes in. In addition to having access to the nation’s premier network of licensed concrete contractors, Sundek also has all of the products you need to renew and repair your garage floor system.

When it comes to repairing an epoxy garage floor you have two options – spot repair or resurfacing. For minor cracks, holes, or areas of deterioration, a simple patch job may be adequate. A contractor can clean and grind the area as needed, then apply a patching compound to fill the crack or hole. If the damage is very widespread, however, you may be better off resurfacing the entire floor to make sure that the results are even and long-lasting. If you aren’t sure which option is best for your garage, contact a Sundek contractor for an inspection.

Making repairs to an epoxy garage floor system is not a major project, but it does require a certain degree of finesse and experience to get it right. To ensure that your repair job goes smoothly from start to finish, be sure to hire a Sundek contractor.

The Importance of Using a Professional for Concrete Crack Repair

Crack repair before and after

Concrete crack repair before and after

What many people love about decorative concrete is the fact that it is such a versatile and durable material. Like any building material, however, concrete is prone to normal wear and tear over time and with exposure to the elements. Fortunately, concrete crack repair is fairly straightforward, and by using a decorative coating over your concrete you can hide the repairs so the surface looks brand new.

Why Hire a Professional for Concrete Crack Repair?

Although concrete crack repair is a much simpler option than a complete tear out and re-pour, it is a delicate process. You need the right materials and a certain degree of experience to be able to perform the repair correctly so that it lasts. The best way to ensure that your concrete crack repair goes smoothly is to hire a professional, experienced concrete contractor to do the job. A qualified contractor will be able to assess the extent of the damage and recommend the best repair material for the job to ensure that the crack doesn’t reappear.

SUNDEK has been repairing concrete for more than 50 years. Contact SUNDEK to discuss the repair work you need done.

The first thing your contractor will do is thoroughly clean the surface and determine the extent of the damage. If the damage is very deep or very widespread, they may recommend concrete resurfacing. As long as the damage is fairly minor, your contractor will be able to repair it by grinding to open up the crack and then brushing on a layer of bonding adhesive. Then they will apply the repair material, smooth it out, and let it dry. It is as simple as that!

When it comes to concrete crack repair, no one is more trustworthy than SUNDEK. As the nation’s premier supplier of quality decorative concrete products, our contractors know what they are doing, so you can count on it. Contact us to schedule your free consultation or view our product catalog online.