Decorative Concrete Floor
Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Surfaces
Who says concrete needs to be boring and gray? From pool decks and driveways to your garage, basement, and living area concrete floors, decorative concrete options can give you a stunning floor you’ll be proud to show off. The sky really is the limit thanks to the versatility of concrete, which can be stained, dyed, etched, stamped, and coated. As an added bonus, these decorative concrete options can even be used to resurface your concrete to give it new life and function.
Spray Knockdown Textures
A knockdown texture is the perfect solution for high-traffic outdoor areas like a pool deck or patio. This decorative concrete option involves spraying a cement-based material on the concrete or applying it with stamping tools and rollers. The material is then knocked down with a trowel to level the high areas. The result is a textured surface that’s comfortable on bare feet and slip-resistant. To make the concrete more decorative, there are a wide variety of colored products you can choose. With a spray knockdown texture, you can give your aging, gray concrete new texture and color.
- Affordable solution to resurface old concrete
- Adds a skid-resistant texture to a worn concrete surface
- Easy to customize with different colors and textures
Stamped concrete is one of the biggest trends in decorative concrete and usually installed outdoors, although stamped concrete can certainly be used for interior floors, too. This decorative concrete floor involves staining or dying and stamping new concrete or applying a stained, stamped concrete overlay to existing concrete. The surface of your concrete can be made to resemble all types of high-end materials with the realistic texture and color variations of wood, granite, flagstone, tile, pavers, and more.
- Easy to customize with the look of cobblestone, wood, pavers, and more
- Can be used to resurface aging exterior concrete
- Low-maintenance solution for a basement, garage, patio, or pool deck
Epoxy Floor Coatings
Want to both protect and beautify interior concrete floors? Epoxy flooring is a great investment. This concrete coating creates a seamless, nonporous floor system over your existing concrete that’s able to withstand chemicals, moisture, abrasion, impact, hot tires, and much more without showing wear for up to 20+ years. Epoxy flooring is popular for garages and basements in Dayton but it’s also great for other areas of the home and commercial settings. You can even get any look you want with epoxy from solid colors and custom patterns to epoxy flake flooring and stunning metallic epoxy.
- Incredibly resistant to damage
- Lasts up to 20+ years
- Endless ways to customize colors and patterns
Tired of your dull, lifeless interior concrete floors? Polished concrete floors are a great and decorative solution perfect for commercial properties and homes. Concrete polishing creates a denser, more durable surface that resists stains and damage with a mirror-like finish. Polished concrete doesn’t need to be gray, either; you can customize a polished concrete floor with stains, etching, and even logos for a one-of-a-kind look.
- Concrete polishing is a permanent process
- Polished concrete can last a lifetime with minimal care
- Polished concrete is stain and impact resistant
One of the most affordable and subtle ways to transform your concrete and give it a decorative touch is the use of stains. Concrete staining is perfect for interior concrete floors and exterior concrete, adding colors that can be vibrant or subtle in earth tones. The color will be permanent and never flake, fade, or chip away.
- Incredibly low cost decorative concrete solution
- Can be used indoors and outdoors
- Can produce subtle or dramatic results
The bottom line is if you want a luxury flooring system installed in your garage without having to dig deep into your savings, there is only one option that outshines the rest, garage floor epoxy! Now that you know everything there is to a garage epoxy, we wish you well on all of your home improvement projects to come!