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.

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 that’s expressed through varying aggregate reveals, the color of the cement binder and the clarity of the polished surface makes it a singularly unique […]

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 […]

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.

Tips and Pitfalls of Fast-Drying, Self-Leveling Concrete Toppings

Fast-drying, self-leveling products are often the product of choice when leveling and topping new construction concrete floors — or resurfacing old concrete floors — in a fast-track environment, such as malls, retail spaces, restaurants, hotels, casinos, museums, showrooms and warehouses. But these products have advantages and disadvantages. Below are a […]