Simi Valley Colored Concrete
Best Quality Colored Concrete
Colored concrete floors are usually very beautiful and can go a long way in improving the look of your home or commercial premises. Call (805) 864-5407 to get free estimates. If you are considering decorative concrete, here are some of the options that you should consider:
Many concrete floor paints are available on the market today. However, there is a need for proper preparation. If the masonry contractor Simi Valley uses the paint on a surface that isn’t popular enough, the paint will end up peeling off or flaking. Similarly, if the concrete contractor would like to color a huge space such as a warehouse or industrial floor, painting may consume a lot of time and maybe labor-intensive. Therefore, painting is suitable for small areas that do not have a lot of traffic.
Stain and Dye
Acid and water-based stains work by causing a chemical reaction in the concrete resulting in a color effect on the surface. You can create variety and patterns by staining different floor areas with different colors. The acid-based stains have fewer color options as compared to the water-based stains. The nature of that process means that the results will be different from one area to the other. The acid-based stains have translucent results meaning that the floor stains will be visible. If you need more solid results, consider using water-based colors.
Dyes can provide a permanent coloring option and can be solvent or water-based. These will permeate the floor to color the surface.
This option involves adding colors to your concrete surface while sealing it. To provide a more solid finish, it is advisable to use a solvent-based sealer. Tinted sealers are a great choice for huge surfaces that require to be treated in a single color. You can also use it to enhance your current color. Avoid using a sprayer for water-based sealant as the paint will separate. It is also worth noting that these sealers are temporary. After some time, you will need to reseal the floor as a result of normal wear and tear.
Concrete Mix Coloring
This is a good option for use on a new concrete floor. It involves adding a color pigment to the concrete mix to color the whole batch. This process is suitable for creating large color blocks. It is, however, a costly way of having colored concrete Simi Valley floors. This is because switching from one color to the other for different floors may require different concrete mixes.
For all your colored concrete needs, get in touch with Simi Valley Concrete and Masonry on (805) 864-5407. You will love the results.