Imperfect Details: The Unique Beauty of Acid Washed Concrete

If you are like many of our clients who are looking for an unusual and distinctive custom flooring option for your home or commercial building, it is hard to beat the beauty of an acid washed concrete finish. Suitable for some indoor and outdoor residential, restaurant flooring, and commercial flooring applications, our acid washed stained concrete service is popular several reasons – it is a cost effective, low maintenance, attractive floor finish, and is available in unlimited colors and design styles.

What is Acid Washed Concrete?

Acid washed flooring is created by applying a solution of acid, water and inorganic chemicals to a cured concrete surface. Variations in the concrete’s porosity, density, and water retention creates the unique marbling effect and extraordinary hues in the finished concrete.

Acid Washed Concrete

Samples of Acid Wash Concrete by Dreamcoat Flooring

What are the Benefits of Acid Washed Concrete?

1.Our Acid Wash Process adds Versatility: An acid wash finish can be applied to virtually any concrete surface, from flooring to countertops, including surfaces that have been in place for years. Due to the chemical makeup and content and variations in the surface texture, as well as ambient environmental conditions, each acid wash application is unique.

2. Acid washed flooring has a unique aesthetic appeal, a low initial installation cost, is easy to clean, and is very low maintenance. There are numerous style and design options we will help you choose from when selecting an acid washed concrete finish:

  • The surface can be etched in virtually any pattern, such as stone, brick, tiles, custom patterns and even monograms.
  • Applying a stencil during the installation process results in beautiful, complex patterns.
  • Stencils can even be used to emboss patterns into the acid washed concrete.
  • Alternately, applying an overlay after acid washing, but before concrete staining creates rich depth and a stunning effect.

3. Our Dreamcoat Flooring acid washed finishes are durable, and resist damage such as chipping, cracking, staining or discoloration from materials being dropped or spilled. Once sealed, the finish is sturdy and forgiving for both living spaces and high foot-traffic areas.

If you are thinking about installing or beautifying your existing concrete surfaces, weighing your design options, or are considering the benefits acid washed concrete flooring vs epoxy coatings, please contact our professional concrete coating contractor company in Phoenix, AZ Metro today!   We can be reached at 480-226-4172 for a free design consultation and floor estimate to help you determine if an acid washed application is right for your home.

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Epoxy Flooring vs. Concrete Staining

From teaching your toddler how to ride a bike, to a family day around the pool,  to needing a commercial concrete floor coating for your office or warehouse – your space is much more than just concrete. These areas can be subjected to all sorts of abuse, including weather and chemical exposure and impacts.

Concrete spaces were once just dull, gray slabs that no one paid much attention to. Over the years, concrete solutions have certainly come a long way. Today, there’s a variety of options available that offer tons of colors and patterns for a true one-of-a-kind floor.

How Do I Know What Concrete Coating Solution Is Best For Me?

There are 4 general questions you should answer to find the concrete solution that will work best for you.

  1. Will your concrete need to withstand chemical exposure?
  2. What type of traffic will your concrete need to withstand?
  3. Is there a potential for thermal shock?
  4. Will there be heavy loads or direct impact potential?

Once you have your specific needs in mind, you can start envisioning what you would like your new concrete space to look like. The most popular concrete solutions are staining and epoxy flooring coatings. Both Concrete-Coatings-Phoenixapplications offer great benefits, so which one is right for you?

Here at Dreamcoat Flooring we want to help you discover the concrete flooring of your dreams. Let’s take a look at each of the concrete coating options we use in Phoenix and see how they compare.

Epoxy Flooring vs. Staining

Staining can give your space a great look. Available in a wide variety of colors, you can customize your color to match your existing decor. Compared to epoxy floor coatings, staining your concrete is a bit more budget friendly. It’s important to keep in mind that price isn’t the only thing you should consider. Staining won’t protect your concrete floor over time and some stains can actually damage your concrete.

Epoxy coatings offer superior resistance to damages caused by abrasions, impacts, stains, and moisture. Our industrial-grade epoxy flooring solutions also offer incredible durability against weathering, UV damage, and color fading. The slightly higher up-front cost shouldn’t deter your consideration. This concrete solution can certainly save you money in the long term.

The Dreamcoat Choice

Professionally installed epoxy coatings from Dreamcoat Flooring will preserve it’s beauty for decades. Our professionals are excited to show you how we can help bring out the beauty in your concrete space. Whether you have need Commercial Kitchen Flooring Epoxy, your driveway concrete improved, or color for your patio floor– we can create the right type and color of coating for you!

Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate!

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Yard for Spring

Patio-Concrete-Flooring--Backyard-Improvements-PhoenixAZWinter is long gone and the beautiful Phoenix spring has finally arrived. The hotter months are coming and it’s time to refresh your yard so you can enjoy the sunny weather in tranquil surroundings. Luckily, you don’t need to hire an expensive landscaper to upgrade your outdoor space. By making some of these simple adjustments, you can create a more inviting and stylish outdoor area for your home.

Refresh Your Patio

This winter brought some much-needed rain but the resulting plant bloom has left a lot of mess in Phoenix yards. Create a neater, more organized yard space by integrating a patio or refreshing your current patio area. High quality concrete patios look attractive all year round and they don’t require a lot of fixing up. You can even use acid stained concrete to introduce a new color or style to your patio area.

Update Your Garage

garage_floor_coating-1Whether you use your garage solely for cars and storage or utilize it as an extra living space, spring is a good time to spruce it up. Add a new coat of paint to the walls and get rid of your outdated concrete floor. By adding an epoxy floor coating to your garage, you can even out the surface, add new colors and designs, and make cleaning more easy at the same time!

Create A Seating Area

Spring is the perfect time to unwind in your backyard with a good book and a pitcher of lemonade. Why not add a seating area to relax in while you enjoy the sun? Outdoor seating can also be a chic place to entertain guests during the daytime and evening hours. If you already have outdoor seating, recover it with fresh upholstery to update it for the new season.

Integrate A Decorative Walkway

Epoxy-Floor-coating-for-Sidewalk-and-EntrywaysWhatever sizes your yard is, a decorative walkway can be a valuable addition. It helps to lead the eye across your space and create a sense of organization and depth. Decorative walkways are also perfect if you have a pool and want to avoid traipsing across grass and gravel between your home and the water. Epoxy and decorative concrete walkways offer you a style that suits your yard without any cracking, slipping, or weathering.

Recover Your Driveway

A cracked and uneven driveway is an unattractive addition to any front yard. If you want to spruce up your outdoor space, redoing your driveway is one of the quickest ways to make a meaningful change. Good concrete flooring solutions can give you a neat and long-lasting driveway that will help to heighten the overall look of your yard.

Spring is the perfect time to get creative and update your outdoor spaces. Stained concrete and epoxy solutions are a simple but effective way to bring a new look to your home. If you decide to upgrade your concrete floor, walkway, or patio, Dreamcoat Flooring has ideas and the years of expertise which you will need. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your Phoenix backyard flooring options and receive your free estimate.

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The How To’s of Concrete Pavers

When it comes to driveways, outdoor walkway concrete and pool areas here within the Pleasanton and Livermore California areas, you have a few options. First, you may want take a good look at your home. If you’re dealing with a tired and cracked concrete or an old asphalt driveway, you may want to repair and improve it! Depending on your home’s façade, you may choose to go with a different alternative. With today’s driveway options, a homeowner can choose from a variety of materials. Both patio pavers and stamped concrete are both good options when it comes to bringing a high-end look to your home. Plus, both are easy to maintain.

Stamped concrete driveways gives the look and feel of natural stone or brick. However, it allows a homeowner to match the driveway or walkway to the home. If you’re looking for a more natural stone look, concrete drives can be stained to give a truly natural look. Although, if you like the look of a brick drive, you can decide to use a brick stamp sparingly to get a feel of having your driveway anchored by bricks. This look adds detail to a functional part of your home.

Brick pavers also add great value to your home’s driveway too. Plus, brick pavers are a bit friendlier to the environment. Pavers allow water to penetrate between the blocks so runoff is less frequent. However, you won’t loose any aesthetic properties. Brick pavers come in a wide range of colors and they can be installed in various patterns to help bring a unique look.

Regardless of which type of outdoor concrete flooring option you choose for your Pleasanton,or Livermore, CA home, just note that you’ll be increasing your home’s value too. After all, with all the sunshine in the area, you want every part of your home to look fantastic. Try adding a few flowers and other landscape options near your driveway too. You’ll help define your driveway and draw attention to your newly paved entrance.

Building A Gorgeous Outdoor Kitchen In Your Backyard

Needing more space for entertaining outside? If so, you may want to think about adding a gorgeous outdoor living space. Today, more and more homeowners are deciding to entertain at home. Plus, adding outdoor living space can increase your home value by as much as 11 percent, which is a pretty sound decision according to a study done by the University of Michigan. However, if you’re thinking about doing improvements, think about an outdoor kitchen first.

Installing an outdoor kitchen can help bring beauty and functionality to your backyard. Plus, you’ll add living space to your home. If you’re thinking you don’t have the space or live in an area that isn’t quite flat, you may have to build out your space first. You can do this by adding a retaining wall. Outdoor retaining walls can easily allow you to create an outdoor area that can easily host an array of additional living space.

 And, if you have a flair for cooking, you will also be giving yourself a place to enjoy a great hobby. Outdoor kitchens don’t have to be elaborate, but if you’re really into cooking, you may want to pull out all the stops when creating an outdoor kitchen. However, when adding a gorgeous kitchen, you may have to watch expenses. If you’re really looking for a great outdoor al fresco dining experience but for half the cost, think about creating your chef masterpiece from concrete. Finished concrete can give you the same look and feel as a high-end natural stone kitchen, but for much less. Plus, if you do have to add a retaining wall, you can also use concrete or block. Don’t worry though, block retaining walls can take on the look of natural stone to match any home façade. You can even incorporate a block fireplace too. Whatever you choose to build, your investment will add to your home’s value, and you’ll end up with more living space to boot. Contact a top rated masonry contractor in Livermore for more information!

Why choose a concrete floor application for your home or office?

If you may be considering a new look to your dull gray garage floor, our specially created  industrial epoxy floor coatings should certainly be taken into consideration.

Concrete floor applications have long been one of the most popular choices for both residential and commercial spaces. Homeowners love the versatility and low maintenance, while businesses love the eco-friendly sophistication created by epoxy flooring and stained concrete floors.  

Decades of Durability

Dreamcoat specializes in creating industrial strength coatings for Phoenix garage floors which are extremely durable in both commercial and residential spaces. With proper installation, your new polished concrete floors can last more than a decade with minimum signs of wear and tear.

Much Lower Maintenance than plain concrete:

Garage epoxy floor coatings are perhaps the easiest to maintain by far. This high gloss finish will only need an occasional damp mopping to keep it’s pristine finish. With professional installation and minimal maintenance, your concrete floor polishing will prevent dirt from accumulating for ten years or more!

No other material can give your space the high-gloss and superior performance of an epoxy floor coating. Resembling a polished stone, this flooring solution reflects the natural light giving your space an additional 30% of illumination which is always helpful in a dark garage!

Easy Preparation

Another great benefit is the minimal downtime required with this solution. This process doesn’t use chemicals, which makes this the perfect choice for homeowners with children and pets, as well as, commercial spaces like hospitals and production plants where it simply isn’t possible to wait days and weeks for a floor to cure.

Budget Friendly

Coatings over concrete in Phoenix is one of the most budget-friendly options available. Your actual cost will depend on the area size among other how many details or colors you would like, so it’s always best to consult with a licensed quality concrete flooring contractor in Phoenix to get a better idea of your cost.

Why Redo your Warehouse Flooring with a Dreamcoat Floor?

When outfitting a new commercial or industrial space, you may be wondering what type of flooring is best suited for your business. Even with a more upscale business like a boutique or spa, you may feel as if you’re limited to vinyl or commercial carpet. However, more business owners are starting to turn to concrete. By adding an industrial epoxy coating or a stain, you can bring a high-end designer look to your space. Other benefits include a more environmentally friendly product as well as being a cooler flooring option, which is great for business owners within Phoenix and Gilbert areas.

Custom Colors

Both epoxy coatings and concrete stain offer custom coloring options. An epoxy coating incorporates blended color flakes offer the look of granite. Epoxies can also be blended bringing a metallic sheen to the surface. With concrete staining, business owners can order up an array of custom earth tone colors or opt for something a bit more vibrant to punch up an interior décor.

Revitalize and Resurface

Even if you find yourself outfitting an existing commercial space, you should think about resurfacing the existing concrete. Even with cracks, concrete floors can be resurfaced and stained to look new.

Stands Tough

In high-traffic areas this concrete coat flooring will continue to perform in a commercial setting. Polished concrete is resistant to an array of spills including chemicals or oil. Epoxy coatings are also resistant to slippage, which makes them a safer alternative. Plus, keeping your floor looking like new is much easier.
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We would be happy to show you how we can help turn your dull concrete into a high-performing, great looking one-of-a-kind floor. Call 480-226-4172 today for a free flooring estimate and design consultation.