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Interior Overlays & Toppings

Do you already have a plain gray concrete patio that's in good condition but not very exciting to look at? You don't need to rip it out and start over to upgrade its appearance. Resurfacing with a cement-based overlay or microtopping is a great option for adding a decorative touch to an existing concrete patio while covering up minor flaws and discoloration. After the overlay is applied to the existing concrete, it can then be stamped, stained, stenciled or engraved to add color or simulate the look of brick, stone, tile or slate. Before beginning a concrete patio resurfacing project, be sure to consult a professional to determine if your patio can be resurfaced successfully. If the concrete slab is settling or is badly cracked, resurfacing may not be a viable option.

Concrete Patio Resurfacing Projects

Artistic Patio, Blue Concrete
Commercial Floors
Suncoast Concrete Coatings Inc
San Diego, CA

Champney Concrete Finishing in Lynchburg, Va.

Gray Microtopping and Glass Enhance a Concrete Patio

When resurfacing this patio with a charcoal-gray microtopping added drama while making the surface easier to clean and maintain. The dark gray made the perfect backdrop for the ocean-blue glass tile that runs like rivulets through the patio and encircle a fire bowl.

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Floor Strength
Signal Hill, CA

Suncoast Concrete Coatings Inc. in San Diego

Faux Limestone Overlay

The balcony and landing overlooking this residential swimming pool in Santa Ana, Calif., was falling apart. Covered by stone that was too heavy, it was experiencing structural damage and waterproofing failure. The solution was to replace the stone with a lightweight cement-based overlay that matched the limestone pool deck below.

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Table Mountain Creative Concrete
Golden, CO

Table Mountain Creative Concrete in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Decorative Patio Overlay Doubles the Pleasure

Not many homeowners are fortunate enough to have patio decks on both the upper and lower levels of their home. Yet this wonderful amenity can also pose a design dilemma if you want both decks to look the same but they are built of different materials.

That was the case these homeowners, whose newly installed upper deck is wood-frame construction with plywood decking while the existing patio slab directly beneath it is cast-in-place concrete. A waterproof cement-based overlay system suitable for installation over both wood and concrete was used to give both decks coordinating decorative surfaces identical in pattern and color.

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Unique Concrete
West Milford, NJ

Unique Concrete in West Milford, N.J.

Concrete Overlay Transforms an Ugly Entryway and Patio

This home's tile-covered entryway steps and adjoining patio had clearly seen better days. Not only were the tiles starting to delaminate and spall, they also became slippery and hazardous when wet. Looking for an economical solution to restore the patio and improve its curb appeal, the owners installed an unbonded reinforced concrete overlay that was stamped and hand chiseled to replicate the look of natural stone. See the before-and-after photos.

For more information:
Decorative Concrete Overlays
When to Use an Overlay
Resurfacing Concrete
Concrete Patio Surface Options


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