Protecting and Maintaining Decorative Concrete

Well maintained decorative concrete

Well maintained decorative concrete

What many people love about decorative concrete in Gainesville is its versatility. Concrete surfaces can be installed indoors and out, customized with an endless array of stamps, stains, and dyes to create a truly unique look. To fulfill all of your needs for decorative concrete in Gainesville, be sure to contact Sundek of North Central Florida.

Tips for Protecting and Maintaining Concrete

Compared to other premium materials, like natural stone and tile, decorative concrete is generally quicker to install and easier to customize. That is what makes it such a popular option for both residential and commercial applications. Decorative concrete also offers excellent durability and easy maintenance, as long as you install the product correctly and protect it with a finish coat. Finish coats, like the Sundek SunClear EcoProtect and UltraProtect systems, can be left clear and glossy or can be combined with aggregates to add texture for slip resistance. There are also options for acrylic finishes to protect your surface, like the SunColor water-based finish coat and the SunSand textured system.

Another simple way to maximize the durability of your concrete surfaces is to install an epoxy coating. Epoxy coatings, like the SunEpoxy 54 and SunEpoxy 100 systems, are durable enough for use in commercial and industrial buildings, but they are still very attractive and easy to keep clean. Epoxy flooring offers excellent protection against stains, chemicals, abrasion, and impact, depending which product you choose. These floors can also be colored with the SunChip solid or multi-colored paint chips system and the SunMetal metallic pearl pigment system.

Once your decorative concrete is installed, it is up to you to maintain it properly. While it is true that concrete surfaces are highly durable and generally easy to maintain, you will still need to clean it occasionally to keep it in good condition. Sealing your decorative concrete will help protect it against stains, but you should sweep it and wash it occasionally to prevent the accumulation of dirt, dust, and other debris. For outdoor decorative concrete in Gainesville, you can scrub the surface or pressure wash it to keep it clean. For interior surfaces, dust mopping or wet mopping are good ways to keep it clean.

If you are thinking about upgrading your Gainesville home or business with new decorative concrete, be sure to make Sundek of North Central Florida your first stop. Visit our website or call today to request a free quote or to learn more about our products.