What Does A Norfolk Decorative Concrete Contractor Do?

Are you looking to spruce up your plain, dull concrete? Be creative with your flooring and different from your friends and install a decorative concrete application. Decorative Norfolk concrete contractors specialize in a number of different applications / styles that beautify the appearance of concrete.

Decorative concrete in Norfolk is a process that incorporates different applications to convert poured concrete into a more attractive and vibrant look.

Some different styles of decorative concrete include:

  • Stamped Concrete - Process in which when concrete is poured, the concrete is left to set up to a point until it is stiff enough to stamped a design and leave an impression on the concrete. Impressions can make the surface look like shale, stone, wood, brick, cobblestone, etc. The concrete can also be colored to the owners specifications.
  • Acid Staining Concrete - If you have a functional slab of cement and want to color it, acid staining is a wonderful option. The stain etches into the floor and reacts with the lime in the concrete to stain it almost any color that the owner wants it. It turns the concrete into a marbleized look. Very attractive and can be sealed with urethane, epoxy or acrylics.
  • Epoxy Coatings - Epoxy coatings are very popular in garages, utility rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and basements in commercial projects. Epoxy floors can be colored solid or multiple colors. They are very strong, stain resistant and can be easily cleaned. A very popular choice recently are reflective enhancers that are mixed in with an epoxy resin. It gives a three dimensional look to the floor and are very strong. This application has become very popular after the floods in Nashville of May 2010.
  • Concrete Overlays - If your slab is still functional, but has a lot of cosmetic blemishes (cracks, chips, etc.), it may be a good candidate for a concrete overlays. Overlays are a mix of polymers and cement that bond together and can be applied topically to concrete and styled appropriately. This application is popular along pool decks or other high visible areas.
  • Concrete Grinding / Polishing - Concrete grinding takes diamond plates and grinds a thin layer of concrete off. This is done to make the surface look new again and also done before applying acid stain, epoxy, urethane, overlays, etc. Polishing is similar to grinding concrete, but instead a diamond plate machine is run over the floor numerous times until it has a very smooth surface. Concrete polishing is very time consuming, but the results are beautiful.

When speaking with a Norfolk decorative concrete contractor, make sure they explain all the options for your renovation project. Ask the contractor what their best opinion on your options. A lot of decorative concrete contractors have seen and completed many projects, therefore would know what is in your best interest.


If you are looking for Norfolk Concrete Specialists, then please call 804-744-1323 or complete our online request form.

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