Concrete Overlays & Toppings

Overlays and toppings typically range from 1/16- to 3/4- inch deep and are applied to structurally sound concrete slabs to improve aesthetics, protect surfaces and extend life in lieu of ripping out and replacing existing slabs. There are several types of overlays including spray applied, troweled on, self-leveling, stamped and microtoppings.

River Rock Product Can Work Wonders on Unsightly But Stable Concrete Slab

Originally called Chattahoochee stone because the smooth rock was dredged out of that river, Epoxy Stone from McKinnon Materials in Tampa, Florida, is a wonder worker. The coating system, available in 16 colors, is also known as river rock and pebble epoxy. Aesthetically, it resembles exposed aggregate without the cement […]

A classic sports car in a garage with epoxy flake

Vinyl or Liquid Chips can Create Stunning, Multicolored Epoxy Floors

Today, consumers have options galore when it comes to transforming plain-gray concrete slabs into colorful floors. Choices include broadcasting chips onto an epoxy basecoat. They also include spraying the epoxy with a specially blended material to achieve a terrazzo-like appearance. Typically achieved with vinyl flakes, multicolored floors are gaining a […]

A pool deck finished with Renu-Krete products in front of a brown home

Opportunity Knocks:
Concrete Design Franchise Business
Opens Doors for Entrepreneurs

Rather than demolishing and replacing existing concrete floors, many decorative concrete contractors turn to overlays for solutions. However, says business developer Alexander Lorenz, there’s a better way to remedy the situation and achieve longer-lasting results. Namely, transform and restore the integrity of the concrete that already exists. The founder and […]

Polished concrete troubleshooting

Polished Concrete Challenges
can be Overcome with Overlays

The aesthetics of polished concrete is often one of the primary reasons why it’s chosen as the finished flooring on many projects. The material’s natural beauty expressed through varying aggregate reveals, the color of the cement binder and the clarity of the polished surface makes it a singularly unique flooring […]

Concrete overlay in sea blue by Butterfield Color guides visitors to the entrance of an after school program in San Antonio, Texas.

Concrete Overlay with Hand Painted Flora at SAY Sí’s Front Entrance

In preparation for the 2012 Concrete Decor Show in San Antonio, Texas, show coordinators, manufacturers, contractors, trainers and distributors met last September to brainstorm ideas for hands-on workshop possibilities. While touring the headquarters of SAY Sí, an award-winning nonprofit youth arts organization where the workshops are to be held, Trevor […]

Contractor Delivers Sophisticated Concrete Floors for Tiffany’s Flagship Next Door

Diamonds are forever, or so they say. But not so much with building interiors where diamonds and other luxury items are displayed and sold. Hence, the need for sophisticated concrete floors using microtoppings. Take the case of the legendary Tiffany & Co. and its longtime flagship store on Fifth Avenue […]

Church Street Gym Revived with Concrete Overlay

A little-known fact about New Castle, Indiana, (for everyone not a Hoosier) is that it’s home to the world’s largest high school gymnasium. Basketball fever is so rampant in this small town of 18,000 that the community raised the money needed to build a high school gym that seats 9,325 spectators.