Decorative Concrete Coating  

by Pool Builders on 05-12-2009 in Articles

If you're in the home improvement business, you would know what decorative coating is, but for those who don't, here's a primer. If you're a lay person and wish to make some improvements to your home, perhaps you're considering laying a concrete coating possibly on your swimming pool deck, patio or garage floor.

Concrete is a mixture of cement, gravel, water and sand and is a material widely used in construction. Decorative concrete coating plays a crucial role in protecting the concrete from having any structural defects.

Uses of decorative concrete coating.

Let's assume that you already have a concrete surface on the floor of your swimming pool deck or garage. By applying a layer of decorative concrete coating on your pool deck, in technical terms you would be applying a coat of chemical solution that helps to create a strong coating that's impervious to seepage. It actually prevents water molecules from passing through, and so keeps your patio, garage or swimming pool deck safe and strong.

A decorative concrete coating helps prevent cracks that are created when water dries up in the concrete mix, thereby adding strength to the coating. And if you live in a very busy area with a lot of traffic around you, corrosive elements and salt can wreak havoc to concrete surfaces. To add a decorative concrete coating to such surfaces would be one way of preventing any further damage to them.

Buying decorative concrete coating products.

Whether you're looking for decorative concrete coating for your pool deck, or you need this material for your concrete driveways, walkways or sidewalks, you can approach any home improvement material supplier whom you can contact through contractors you know or source from the Internet.

However, for larger projects, it's advisable to directly contact dealers to purchase such products. Product suppliers can be easily located through concrete contractors as well as home building associations.

Here's a tip for you if you're looking for quality material which gives you long-lasting service - Go for concrete coating that neither slips nor fades. It should also be very strong, crack-proof, and should cracks do arise, it should mask the cracks efficiently and beautifully. It should be low on maintenance and be easy on the eye. In one word, you're looking for the market's best product - Quartzdek, from Gainesville, Florida.

Quartzdek is a decorative coating product that not only works on concrete but also wood and almost any material. It prevents the wear and tear of concrete or other materials due to exposure to the elements and also adds aesthetic value to your surfaces.

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