Options and Choices

Here in the Colorado River Valley concrete floors have been a staple of new homes, garage, commercial or industrial construction for more than fifty years. But in the modern era concrete is increasingly viewed as a stylish as well as durable flooring option.  

When it comes to home improvement, the garage floor often goes unnoticed. Yet, it’s an area that, when given the right attention, can not only become a functional space but also a stylish extension of your home. The best method for making your garage floor both stylish and preserved involves a combination of aesthetics and practicality.

No matter which method you choose, the key to a stylish and preserved garage floor lies in proper preparation and maintenance. The beauty of concrete lies in its versatility. It can be preserved, stained, colored, sealed, and enhanced to fit any decor style. Here’s a basic guide to how we can transform your concrete floors into a masterpiece. 

Preserving Concrete Floors

Regardless of what finish you choose for your floors the first step in transforming your concrete floor is to preserve its integrity. This means protecting it from moisture, stains, damage, and wear and tear. Sealing acts as a barrier against potential damage and will extend the life of your floor.

Sealing is crucial for protecting your floor from the elements and everyday use. Sealers come in various finishes, from matte to high gloss, allowing you to choose the look that best suits your space. Some sealers also enhance the color of stained concrete, giving it a beautiful sheen.

Staining Concrete Floors

Staining is a fantastic way to add color and depth to your concrete floors. There are two main types of stains: acid-based and water-based. Acid-based stains react with concrete to produce rich, variegated tones. Water-based stains offer a broader spectrum of hues and are more environmentally friendly.

Coloring Concrete Floors

For those looking to add a more vibrant or specific color to their concrete, tinted sealers or color hardeners can be applied. These products infuse the concrete with a rich, long-lasting color that won’t fade over time.

Enhancing Concrete Floors

If you want to take your concrete floors to the next level, consider using a color-enhancing sealer. These products not only protect your floor but also intensify the existing color, making it more vibrant and noticeable.

Maintenance Tips

Once your concrete floor is stained and sealed, maintenance is relatively straightforward. Regular cleaning with a pH-neutral cleaner and periodic resealing will keep your floors looking great for years to come.

If all of this seems a bit confusing, give us a call. The professionals at ARC Coatings, a family owned and operated business in Lake Havasu City, Arizona can find the option that is best for you as well as your budget. We serve all of Mohave County, Arizona, and can even meet the needs of customers in Maricopa County. 

 

Written by Jim Hinckley

ARC Coatings