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Myths and Facts Regarding Concrete Floors

Myths and Facts Regarding Concrete Floors
Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials in the world, and like any flooring option there are facts, as well as misconceptions regarding what concrete it is, what concrete can do, and how concrete can be used. To help you evaluate whether concrete flooring is the ideal choice for your aesthetic taste and matches your lifestyle, here are some common myths and facts perceived of concrete floors. Myth and Fact #1: Concrete is Cold The thought of concrete floors being cold is a common misconception. Concrete is not as cold as many think they are. Concrete can actually absorb and retain heat, gradually releasing it throughout the day. Concrete in some cases can be warmer than certain types of tile flooring due to its natural ability to absorb heat. Myth and Fact #2: Concrete is not Environmentally Friendly It’s no secret that the concrete industry is a primary producer of carbon dioxide, which tends to convince people that concre…
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Epoxy Coatings for Concrete Floors

Epoxy Coatings for Concrete Floors

Floor coatings are a fantastic solution for your concrete surfaces. Concrete can have a pleasant sight for some people, however others might not find that concrete appearance as being tasteful. Fortunately there are plenty of solutions for those who prefer to explore a more creative and decorative approach.
What is Epoxy?Epoxy is an industrial coating that works as an extremely durable adhesive and binds to your concrete surfaces. Epoxy coatings are designed to protect the surface it is applied to, whether it be your countertops, floors and even your walls. Epoxy is a self leveling and protective material that helps prevent corrosion on your surfaces so it has become a popular choice for businesses and homeowners. Beside being undeniably secure, one of the best traits of applying epoxy to your surfaces is the multitude of mesmerizing color pigments and dazzling glitters that you can incorporate into the epoxy mix itself. These decorative additions

Cutting Edge Ideas for Outdoor Concrete Applications

Cutting Edge Ideas for Outdoor Concrete Applications
Do you have a mundane patio slab or a simple concrete walkway? Outdoor applications for concrete floors are available to help improve your exterior surfaces. Getting creative with your concrete is a pleasant task and leaves you with beautiful results. Almost any activity that you enjoy inside your home can also be exercised outside, therefore you want to have an appealing outside environment for you and your neighbors to enjoy. There are multiple ways to create an architectural accents to your concrete, some are by utilizing colors an other are done through textures, shapes and patterns. Either way your concrete surfaces will be completely transformed and precisely crafted into your own magnificent surfaces.

Exterior concrete dyes and exterior concrete stains are available to decorate your concrete surfaces and is extremly affordable for those on a budget. Color charts are available online for you to view anywhere and at anytime. Th…

Get Certified in Epoxy Coatings

Get Certified in Epoxy Coatings
Decorative coatings like epoxy are becoming particularly favored in residential and commercial settings for surfaces such as countertops and floors. Epoxy is an adhesive resin coating that creates a shiny, high gloss surface that offers a durable and resistant foundation. Let's also not forget about the myriad of colors that can be incorporated into your epoxy application is absolutely endless. An exquisite array of metallic pigments and decorative glitters are available to enhance your surfaces and turn them into dazzling works of art.

Flooring contractors over the years have become highly interested in integrating epoxy services into their businesses. Even with all the popularity that revolves around epoxy resins, many individuals and contractors are still not properly educated on the product specifications or the appropriate application process. We're here to help.

Xtreme Polishing Systems hosts a 5-day certification course for epoxy coating a…

Polished Concrete Flooring for Garages

Polished Concrete Flooring for Garages

A garage floor can be much more than a storage space, and throughout its lifetime it can undergo hot tires marks, grease and other nasty chemical spills. Your garage can still be a beautiful extension of your home or business with a nice-looking, natural and reliable floor. Polished concrete is dominating the flooring industry and is the perfect solution for your garages.
Typically, decorative coatings are the popular choice among renovators and contractors for garage floor solutions, including decorative flake systems and industrial coatings. This is ultimately because of the captivating, glossy and attractive result that you get from them, however we must not forget about those principal people who do prefer a more natural and effortless flooring choice. Polished concrete has a magnificent, straightforward and pleasant appearance that is safe to walk on and extremely affordable.

Polishing your concrete floors can be a bit of a process, but it …

Getting Creative With Your Concrete Driveways

Getting Creative With Your Concrete Driveways
Often overlooked and typically underestimated, concrete has included an outstanding array of decorative options for driveways, restaurants and institutes. Decorative concrete is one of the most economical and reasonable ways to spruce up your home or workplace entrance. Especially favored by commercial establishments such as casinos, hotels, and malls, decorative concrete has also become a very attractive option for residential applications. Your concrete surfaces can be made to be aesthetically pleasing, unique and completely eye-catching works of art. A driveway is one of the first things that guests will see when visiting your home. The quality of the products and supplies that are incorporated into the project will be the ultimate determination of how fantastic your driveways finished look is and the many years it will hold up. Xtreme Polishing Systems has a multitude of unique and reliable decorative solutions for making your drivewa…

Non-Slip Floor Coatings

Non-Slip Floor Coatings If you are considering using epoxy resin coatings on your concrete floors, you may be concerned about the potential chance of slipping and falling when the surface gets wet. Nobody wants an unsafe floor in their homes and businesses, however if you are using epoxy coatings there are solutions to prevent slips and falls.
How Does A Non-Slip Coating Work? Since epoxy resin coatings are non-porous, the floor cures as a completely smooth surface that is similar to a sheet of ice. To create traction, there is a special material that can be dispersed directly into the coating mixture called a Grip Traction Additive. This special material is commonly used to improve traction coefficients and will dramatically increase the durability and abrasion resistance properties. You can also choose another coating system like a polyaspartic, urethane, or polyurea application which typically incorporates flakes, chips and quartz, creating an extremely slip resistant surface. Even…