How a Microtopping Is Used to Resurface and Renew a Concrete Floor

Before Concrete Floor Resurfacing

Before Concrete Floor Resurfacing

For concrete floor resurfacing and renewal, microtoppings are perfect. A common misconception is that once old concrete starts cracking, discoloring, or experiencing surface imperfections, your only solution is to rip it out and start over. The truth is that microtoppings restore floors, driveways, patios, and other concrete surfaces. Because the imperfections almost disappear, the surface looks new. In addition, you can choose from gorgeous color and design effects.

Used indoors and outdoors for both residential and commercial applications, resurfacing provides a clean surface ideal for decorative treatments, like stains and dyes. Although some microtoppings for concrete floor resurfacing come tinted in a broad range of colors, you can have yours customized. Depending on the look that you want, you can choose a traditional color or, for a more interesting look, go with a variety of colors.

SunCanvas is one of the most popular microtoppings on the market today. This paper-thin overlay will transform the appearance of your current concrete surface. Along with using your choice of colors, a professional installer can create stenciled or scored designs.

After Concrete Floor Resurfacing

After Concrete Floor Resurfacing

Concrete floor resurfacing offers many additional benefits worth noting. For instance, microtoppings help reduce or eliminate allergens that get stuck in carpet. Also, if you prefer a seamless application, meaning the surface is continuous, you will spend little time on cleaning and maintenance. In fact, you can keep the surface looking pristine by sweeping, mopping, and power washing when needed for an outdoor application.

Using microtoppings for concrete floor resurfacing is a relatively quick process. Once the installer prepares the surface, which entails cleaning and repairing small imperfections, the microtopping gets spread over the existing concrete. After it dries, you can customize the look by adding stain or dye. If preferred, you can leave your new floor as-is or have it further enhanced with stenciling or score lines. To finish the project, experts recommend applying a clear sealer that will enhance the appearance and act as a second layer of protection.