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!

How to Install Concrete Paver Edging; Livermore Masonry

Installing concrete paver edging is not a particularly difficult task but it does take some time and effort to do it properly. In addition, a little experience with the process can lend significant dividends if a problem is encountered. With those two thoughts in mind, here is a quick rundown on how to accomplish this installation with as little fuss and muss as possible:

Prepare the site – It is necessary to excavate a small trench around the entire perimeter of the paver space you are looking to edge. The trench must be wide enough to accommodate the paver and deep enough to reach below the gravel and sand levels of the original paverinstallation

Install the bed – Similar to the main paver installation for driveways, sand and gravel must be laid down in the trench to solidly support the paver edging. Do not skimp on this step as doing it is essential for properly securing the entire patio structure.

Place the pavers – While a professional paving installation company will usually choose to install the edging pavers with no bonding material, DIYers might want to use a coating of thin-set mortar to firmly affix this final layer.

Add the plastic restraints – These plastic anchor pieces should be set against the exterior of the outside edge and secured with a spike into the ground. Keep the edge of the restraint about an inch below surface level so that it will not be visible in the finished product.

Backfill and finish – Add some more gravel behind the plastic restraints to add a little extra strength and then backfill the trench with the original soil. Tamp firmly and then overfill the trench to a depth of one inch. The natural settling of the soil will do the rest.

For more information on properly installing concrete paver edging around your new patio or pool deck, please contact the experts at BCP Concrete, Inc. You can find us online  reach us directly. We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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.

The First Things to Look For With Commercial Flooring

Commercial flooring is getting more attention than ever these days and your choices are expanding. Commercial flooring, such as epoxy or concrete, is useful in many industrial factory/warehouse applications, as well as public buildings, that see lots of traffic from people or machinery. Concrete floors, industrial surfaces and indoor/outdoor carpeting have many household applications as well.

Today’s commercial flooring choices go beyond the practical for local Phoenix homeowners and creative retail business owners, too. Options extend into concrete kitchen counters and sturdy, functional carpet materials, both available with unique colors and surface patterns. No matter where you need to place your new floor, there are a few priorities to keep in mind when purchasing commercial flooring:

  • Your investment: Many types of commercial flooring are heavy-duty and intended to last for the long term, however, purchase and installation costs may be higher than residential carpet or materials.
  • Upkeep: Maintenance costs can be higher for decorative tile like granite or flagstones, whereas epoxy flooring saves time and money on upkeep–and it can be just as pleasing to the eye.
  • Reliability: The long wearing aspect of most commercial or industrial flooring choices is part of their appeal. Higher upfront costs are usually trumped by the extremely long life and continued “like-new” look of concrete and other “factory” flooring materials.
  • Replacement costs, time and inconvenience: Typical big box store carpeting and commercial flooring needs replacement often, compared to durable commercial choices; another factor that can more than balances out commercial installation costs.
  • Security: Most epoxy floors provide better grip for people and equipment to allow for safer work areas (and home areas, like the garage). Commercial flooring can be customized to provide extra traction, with epoxy or textured surfacing, for example. Commercial floors are the smart and creative choice for many types of business applications and for home design use. Industrial surfaces can be just as comfortable and colorful as standard flooring choices. Keep the above tips in mind when you’re considering commercial flooring for your Gilbert area residential or business location.

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. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly staff members and schedule your free flooring estimate.

Epoxy Flooring for Your Garage

Your garage is much more than just a place to park your car. This space can be used by the entire family. The garage often is the hub of activity and can be used for everything from fixing bikes, keeping your car safe and clean, to escaping the Phoenix heat while hanging out with friends and family.

Concrete will eventually begin to show signs of deterioration, no matter how well it was installed. Our team can help by giving you a beautiful new surface that is both easy to maintain and incredibly durable. With proper preparation and professional installation, your new garage epoxy floor will offer decades of superior performance and unparalleled beauty.

This is because of the long list of benefits an epoxy floor provides for homeowners.Benefits of a Custom Ultimate Coatings Epoxy Floor:

  1. Easier cleaning than plain concrete
  2. Improved safety.
  3. Decades of durability
  4. Superior protection against accidental damage
  5. Seamless surface
  6. Stain resistant
  7. Customizable colors to enhance aesthetics

Epoxy flooring for your garage has become one of the most popular choices for Arizona residents.  Our industrial grade coatings provide your garage with one of the toughest and most durable surfaces available. With a garage epoxy floor, you won’t have to worry about damages caused by dropped tools, oil spills, or other damages. This epoxy coating also provides superior resistance to abrasions, chipping, staining, color fading and moisture. The Dreamcoat Experience

When you choose Dreamcoat Flooring for your Phoenix epoxy flooring project, you can be sure your expectations will be exceeded. Our highly experienced team of epoxy floor coating contractors are committed to providing superior workmanship and customer service. Our friendly team will personally visit you and evaluate your space at no cost to you. 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. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly staff members and schedule your absolutely free garage flooring estimate.

Manufacturing Flooring or You choose!

If your industrial flooring is in a dilapidated state, or just needs an upgrade, consider installing   industrial concrete floor coatings for your space. With a new epoxy concrete coating, your space will feel like a brand new place.

Why Choose An Epoxy Floor Coating?

Professionally installed commercial grade concrete floor coatings in your industrial space can transform your space from dull and drab to a beautiful, artistic addition to your space. There are a multitude of benefits with installation including:

  1. Quick Installation – Because the materials are self-leveling, professional installation can apply high performance industrial concrete floor coatings quickly and efficiently to new or existing concrete.
  2. Cost Efficient – These epoxy flooring solutions offer hard-wearing, durable solutions that are cost efficient.
  3. Environmentally Friendly – These finishes use safe and non-toxic materials, making this a great option for “green” companies.
  4. Customizable – You can choose from a wide variety of color and design options. These can be used to designate zones for safety, foot traffic, work zones and more.
  5. Improves Safety – Industrial concrete floor coatings will cure to a high gloss, which can potentially increase the brightness in your space by as much as 300%.
  6. Chemically Resistant – Your new epoxy concrete coating will resist acids, alkalis, solvents and other aggressive chemicals that can damage the surface.
  7. Durability – Your new industrial concrete floor coatings are designed to last. Offering high performance surface resistance against any type of damage for decades.Discover the DreamCoat Difference

Our highly trained and experienced concrete coating technicians understand the importance of preventing downtime, and they are committed to getting your business up and running as quickly as possible. With Dreamcoat Flooring handling your installation project, you can be sure you are getting the highest quality workmanship and superior customer service. Our goal is to help you achieve the flooring of your dreams.

Our technicians are happy to personally visit your space and discuss your specific needs and the options that are available to you. Contact us online, or call (480) 226-4172 for more information or to schedule your NO cost, NO obligation personal consultation today!