Monday, 14 January 2013

Concrete Floors are Ultra Modern, Industrial, and Durable - Concrete Floors, Overlays and Top-Coats by MODE CONCRETE in Kelowna BC

If you want ultra-modern style and major design impact, consider concrete floors - the flooring for the stylish at heart.  Concrete floors give a super-modern look, industrial look - and like freckles, concrete floors help to camouflage wear as it gets older.  With concrete we embrace and look forward to variations, irregularities, and the patina that develops with wear over time. 

This is an overlay that we applied to an uneven concrete basement floor.  It is 'standard grey' with basic sealers and waxes applied to the surface.  It's gorgeous alone or the perfect blank canvas for any finishing or color you can dream up.  Can you say concrete love?!?!?

Why do People Love Concrete Floors:
Durable, long-lasting and ideal for creating a cutting edge, modern and industrial feel.  Can easily be warmed up (to fit in traditional design schemes) by applying water based eco-stain or acid stains to the surface.

How are concrete floors installed:
A poured concrete floor (overlays, topcoats and skim-coats) are installed and poured on top of the existing surface or floor. Certain applications of concrete are suitable for underfloor and infloor radiant heating.  Make sure you use a reputable concrete contractor to ensure the proper preparation and techniques are being used on your project.

Where Should you put Concrete Floors: 
Kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas all look fabulously contemporary and modern with concrete floors.  With proper preparation it can be applied to existing concrete, on wooden sub-floors or wooden substrates or on top of any uneven surface.  An appointment is always recommend in this regard, so we can properly asses the prep required.

How To Look After and Maintain Concrete Floors:
Although porous and  it's properties are similar to natural stone, if adequately sealed and waxed upon installation your concrete will be naturally resistant to spills and stains.  It is a very low-maintenance and easy to keep clean.  We remove the dust from the surface with a broom or vacuum, then mop with a natural, non-abrasive, non-toxic cleaner.  Easy peasy.

If you get a brand new concrete floor and after a few years you notice that your once shiny concrete floors starts looking dull-ish, call your concrete man for a rewax and reseal to re-achieve that brand new glistening sheen.  For a more rustic look, some people prefer the natural wear and age that appears on concrete and don't like to reseal/rewax the surface.  Everything with concrete comes down to personal preference, and style...  but one thing we guarantee, it'll age and beautify immensely as it gets older.  It embraces age, as we all should.

Pouring concrete floors, overlays, top-coats and skim-coats on Wooden Subfloor and Substrates:
With proper preparation it can be applied to existing concrete, on a wooden sub-floor, on a wooden substrate, on top of most uneven surfaces.  Existing flooring can be covered with a concrete overlay if you want to change your floor or if it's in bad shape. An appointment is always recommend in this regard, so we can properly asses the prep required.

If you have any questions, need an estimate or would like to make an appointment, please contact us today!

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