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Slippery surfaces are a safety risk, and this is more commonly an issue in garage floors, where rain, snow, and other liquids can be tracked in and increase the risk of sliding around. Whether you are a homeowner looking to make your slippery garage safer or own an auto repair shop with a large garage area, there are some simple solutions to improve safety. There are numerous coatings and overlays you can add to the concrete surface of a garage floor, reducing the risk of people falling and injuring themselves.
 
Anti-Slip Coatings
One of the easiest things to do to make a slippery garage floor safer is to add an anti-slip coating on top. There are several variations of these, but most will add some sort of texture to the flooring. It is also possible to create a coating of your own using anti-skid additives. Certain coloring systems will also reduce the risk of slipping, such as SunFlek, which is available as a surface that is aggressively slip resistant.
 
Epoxy Sealants
Epoxy sealants can also dramatically improve the safety of slippery garage floors by reducing the risk of slipping. That is because coatings such as SunEpoxy have a small element of natural texture that works to help with this issue. You can further add to the texture with color chips or even quartz beads to improve slip resistance.
 
Add Textured Overlay
While adding coatings and sealants to concrete garage floors can reduce their slipperiness, so can adding another layer of concrete in the form of an overlay, provided that you select appropriately. When using this solution, your goal should be to add texture to the floor, as the texture will stop people and objects from sliding around. Simply be sure to select a Sundek overlay and texture pattern that is able to withstand the constant heavy traffic of a garage. This will typically not be a concern due to the high strength of concrete, but it is always a good idea to discuss the options with your contractor before making a decision.
 
Other Options
All of the above methods for making garage floors slip resistant with Sundek products will be affordable and long lasting. In some cases, however, you need an immediate solution for slippery floors until the coating or overlay can be applied. In these situations, you can consider adding mats or adhesives to strategic locations on the floor. Adhesives may cause mild damage to the garage floor, but this can be easily remedied by applying one of the solutions mentioned above, which will also permanently resolve your safety concerns.

No matter the type of property you are working on in Memphis, adding a limestone coating to a concrete driveway can dramatically improve its value. This coating is simple to apply, as it doesn’t require tearing up the existing driveway, and it will look just like limestone, providing all the benefits of natural stone without the high cost or labor time. SunStone from Sundek is perhaps the simplest and highest-quality option to add the appearance of limestone to a concrete surface. Best of all, it is versatile enough to be applied to brick, sheetrock, stucco, walls, foam, or other surfaces as well, so the limestone coating can continue past the driveway regardless of the surface underneath.

Adds to Curb Appeal

One of the biggest ways that a limestone-coated concrete driveway improves the property value is by adding to its curb appeal. When someone first looks at a home, they notice the landscaping, the overall exterior appearance of the home, and the condition of the driveway and sidewalks. A driveway that appears to be made of limestone instantly gives the house an upscale appearance as limestone is an expensive and durable material. It is also much more visually appealing than a standard driveway made from a solid piece of concrete without any colors or patterns.

Increases Durability

Because a limestone coating is a type of concrete overlay, it also improves the durability of the driveway. A driveway with cracks or minor spalling will lead to a lower property value than one that is in perfect shape. That is because surfaces without these imperfections last longer, so future property owners do not have to worry about immediate repairs.

Small Investment, Large Gains

Not only does a limestone-coated concrete driveway improve the property value, it does so at a relatively low cost. Since the old driveway doesn’t need to be torn up, there are reduced costs for both labor and supplies, giving property owners the ability to make a small investment and notice large gains in the value of their property. This is especially true when SunStone is installed by SurfaceScapes, as it will be long-lasting and truly look like limestone to the untrained eye.

Concrete is a versatile material offering much more than flat gray slabs. Even if you have a concrete floor, sidewalk, driveway, or patio on your Memphis property, you can completely change it appearance and update your home through decorative concrete resurfacing. There are various Sundek and other products available that can add texture, patterns, or even the appearance of natural stone to your concrete. This resurfacing is easy for the professionals at from Surface Scapes to complete and doesn’t require tearing up the existing concrete to get a new appearance.

 

Understanding Memphis Decorative Concrete Resurfacing

 

In decorative concrete resurfacing, a professional will take your pre-existing concrete and transform its appearance. There are several methods of resurfacing depending on the look that you want. In some cases, this will involve simply treating the surface with color or a stain. It may also involve adding a coating of some sort or adding a new layer of concrete in the form of an overlay. The common factor is that resurfaced concrete will have a top layer that is completely new and looks different.

 

Methods to Use

 

The resurfacing method your contractor uses will depend on the exact way that you want to change the current concrete. The professionals from Surface Scapes can apply an acid-based treatment that mimics leather, wood, or natural stone via acid etching or staining. This type of treatment is frequently combined with concrete dyes, which will add color to your concrete. If you want a specific pattern or design on your resurfaced concrete, we can spread a new layer of concrete and then stamp it in whatever pattern you like, including one that resembles natural stone or bricks. In the case of existing concrete with a solid surface, a resurfacing expert can even engrave it with a pattern you like to create the desired appearance.

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