West Plains, Missouri
1814 Porter Wagoner Blvd., Suite 1
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-1500

Concrete Company Explains What You Need to Know About Concrete Overlays November 28, 2017

West Plains, Howell
Concrete Company Explains What You Need to Know About Concrete Overlays, West Plains, Missouri

Is your home burdened with bare, unattractive concrete floors? If so, you may want to consider concrete overlays, an increasingly popular option for indoor and outdoor applications. As West Plains, MO’s go-to concrete company, Olson Precast Concrete has over 25 years of experience in the industry. Here, their experts share a few things you should consider before installing concrete overlays on your property.

A Guide to Concrete Overlays 

What Are Concrete Overlays?

concrete companyA concrete overlay is installed when a cement-based coating is applied over concrete floors. Instead of removing the original flooring to install a new one, a concrete contractor can install an overlay over existing surfaces. Overlays result in durable surfaces that are both visually and functionally versatile. While an overlay is not ideal if your existing floor has severe cracks or is positioned over an unstable foundation, it is an excellent way to cover up a floor with discoloration. If your original flooring has minor cracks, call a local concrete company like Olson Precast Concrete to repair the damage before installing the overlay.

Why Are Overlays Used?

In addition to covering an old floor, concrete overlays can lend variety to existing slabs through the addition of patterns, texture, and color. In fact, you can use stains and dyes on interior flooring to create unique color combinations and patterns. Overlays will also preserve the integrity of the old concrete flooring by staving off the need for replacement. Pool decks and patios are popular places for concrete overlays.

How Are They Maintained?

Once an experienced concrete contractor installs an overlay, you can expect it to last for years. With the application of a high-quality sealant, the surface will be easy to keep clean. It will also prevent stains from penetrating the finish, repel water, and resist scratches. Despite these benefits, some routine maintenance is necessary. It largely depends on whether or not the area receives heavy foot traffic. Interior concrete overlays only need regular mopping and dusting to keep clean. Pressure washing is an ideal upkeep technique for outdoor overlays.

If you’re ready to transform your drab flooring with a stunning concrete overlay, count on Olson Precast Concrete to get the job done right. As West Plains’ go-to concrete company, they have the skills and cutting-edge technology to address your needs and realize your vision. Call them today at (417) 256-1500 for a free estimate or visit them online to learn more about their services.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Olson Precast Concrete LLC
Why a Storm Shelter Is Such a Sound Investment, West Plains, Missouri
From severe thunderstorms to the occasional tornado, West Plains, MO, and the surrounding areas are no strangers to extreme weather conditions. Strong storms can strike anytime, whic...read more
Pre-Cast vs. Poured-in-Place Cement Stairs , West Plains, Missouri
Whether you’re building a new home or commercial complex, you’ll need to select stairs for multi-level units. Cement stairs are a popular choice, particularly among business owners w...read more
A Basic Guide to Agricultural Supplies, West Plains, Missouri
Whether you own a small dairy farm or a large corporate farm, agricultural supplies are necessary for streamlining production and maintaining your land. However, the range of supplie...read more
3 Types of Storm Shelters, West Plains, Missouri
As the news demonstrates year after year, large portions of the United States are vulnerable to severe destruction from hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. To stay safe during ba...read more
3 Reasons to Pump Your Septic Tank Regularly, West Plains, Missouri
To keep your septic tank operating like a well-oiled machine, it’s important to have the system pumped every two to five years, depending on its size and several other factors. Sludg...read more