Concrete Floor Design Options in Kansas City
When it comes to concrete floors, the design options are endless. Whether you’re going for a pop of color or something a little more minimalistic, we have something for everyone.
Stain is an excellent way to add color and design to your concrete floor. The stains allow the variations in the concrete surface to show through, giving nice soft changes in the colors to offer a variegated effect. The final finish for a stained floor is achieved through the use of a sealer, allowing for excellent resistance to additional stains that you don’t want on your new concrete floor. Although stained concrete is attractive, depending on the sealant used, it may require some additional maintenance. Sealant is more susceptible to scratches or scuffs than polished concrete. For high traffic areas, this may require a good maintenance plan to maintain their beauty. Don’t let that scare you though, as this system has been successfully used in high traffic retail stores as well. Our professionals will make sure you know exactly how to care for and maintain your concrete floors.
Designs can be applied to your concrete floors through the process of stenciling, engraving, or etching the concrete. Stamps can be used to produce finishes that resemble other high-end materials such as stone or brick, and graphics can be incorporated through the process of engraving and staining the concrete.
Metallic epoxy floors create some of the most exciting designs you may ever see. This product achieves color by suspending a powdered pigment in a heavy clear coating. We are then able to manipulate the suspended particles to produce amazing patterns. The floors get really dramatic when multiple colors are combined. The finish is excellent at stain prevention and produces a high gloss finish that can be toned down to a satin finish. The higher gloss makes it harder to hide small scratches and scuffs, but this can be mitigated through the use of sacrificial topcoats. Metallic epoxy concrete floors have been successfully used in commercial and residential settings.
Epoxy flake systems are thought of as a typical garage floor coatings, but they can also be used in commercial areas, rec areas, and high traffic areas. The system uses a colored epoxy base coat with a colored flake that is broadcast into it. The product is then sealed with a topcoat to suit the proposed use of the floor. The system comes in a variety of color combinations and is great for high traffic and abused areas. It also gives traction to wet, slippery areas.
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Choosing the Right Concrete Flooring Design for Your Needs
Depending upon the condition of the concrete and the use of the floor, there is a perfect design solution to your flooring needs. No matter what method you choose, all of our flooring options exceed all slip standards—even our “glassy” epoxy floors.
- For high traffic areas, a polished concrete finish is incredibly durable
- A stained and sealed finish is great for rich color and stain prevention
- A metallic epoxy coating can create brilliantly stunning effects
- An epoxy flake system will protect and beautify areas such as garages or rec rooms
Concrete Floors FAQ
Concrete flooring is available in a variety of price tiers depending on the design options you choose. The more detailed and in-depth the finish, the more it will end up costing at the end. That being said, we have concrete flooring options available for all price ranges. You can call our concrete flooring experts today at 913-228-1524 to get started on learning exactly how much your dream concrete floor will cost.
Polished concrete is achieved by mechanically grinding, honing, and polishing the concrete surface. The concrete can be colored with a dye and polished to a variety of sheen. Much like sanding a piece of wood, the more passes and the higher grit you polish with, the higher the gloss factor will be. Polished concrete floors are extremely durable, starting with the high durability of concrete. We then further harden the surface throughout the process and increase stain resistance to create a beautiful, resilient floor. The finish in polished concrete floors utilizes the existing concrete, so any imperfections in the concrete surface may show through. For heavily patched, stained, or uneven concrete, this may not be the best option for a finish, depending upon the design of the space.