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Outdoor concrete coating products are highly durable, able to withstand a great deal of foot and vehicle traffic as well as exposure to chemicals, UV rays, and environmental pollutants. If you are considering upgrading an outdoor concrete surface, be sure to consider quality outdoor concrete coatings from SurfaceScapes, providers of quality decorative concrete coatings and products.


Popular Outdoor Concrete Coatings from SurfaceScapes

We provide some of the best options for outdoor concrete coatings. Before you start shopping around, however, you should take a moment to consider your needs. Are you upgrading a pool deck or revamping an outdoor patio? Do you need to repair and rejuvenate concrete walkways or cover your driveway with a new layer of concrete? The type of project you have in mind will play a key role in determining which product is right for the job.

One of the most popular outdoor concrete coatings is the Classic Texture overlay. This is a spray texture coating that can be combined with other Sundek products to create an attractive and safe texture for pool decks, walkways, patios, and more. If you want something with a premium natural look, consider the SunStone system – an architectural limestone coating that is placed and hand-troweled to create the look and feel of real stone. For a simple textured surface that is highly durable, safe, and easy to maintain, consider the SunSplash acrylic spray texture coating.


Multiple Colors with a Sundek Concrete Coating

In addition to choosing the right concrete overlay, you also have to think about your top coat. The way you finish your outdoor concrete coatings will have an impact on how long the surface lasts and how well it stands up to heavy traffic, chemical spills, UV rays, weather, and environmental pollutants. The SunColor system is an acrylic water-based finish coat that can be customized with color or aggregates. The SunSand system is particularly popular for walkways and driveways; it is perfect for large-scale jobs where safety is an important factor but budget is of primary concern. You can also go with a clear sealer, like SunClear EcoProtect or SunClear UltraProtect, for maximum protection.

 

If you are thinking about upgrading or renovating your outdoor surfaces, be sure to consider SurfaceScapes' outdoor concrete coatings.

When you think of decorative concrete, you probably picture standard applications, like flooring, outdoor patios, and pool decks. The beauty of concrete, however, is that it is so versatile – it can even be installed vertically to create three-dimensional concrete surfaces. If you are thinking about using vertical concrete, take a moment to learn a little bit more about the application and about the potential for customization options reviewed below.

You are probably familiar with the more traditional uses of decorative, but did you know that decorative concrete can also be used to create things like interior walls, fireplaces, and more? Just as you can create a custom look for flooring using decorative concrete, so can you use it to create a custom look for interior or exterior walls – it all depends on the products you choose.

The concrete used for vertical applications is a little different from that used for horizontal applications. For one thing, it is very lightweight and designed not to sag or drip. This material can generally be spread directly on top of any existing surface, such as plaster, drywall, wood, cement board, and even insulating concrete forms. Vertical concrete is designed to be applied in either a thick or thin layer without sagging, giving you the ability to shape it and texture it as you please. You can use vertical concrete to mimic the appearance of premium materials, like stone, wood, brick, and rock. 

One of the latest trends is hand-carved vertical overlays. Similar to hand-troweled horizontal decorative concrete applications, hand-carved vertical concrete overlays can be used to create a custom, one-of-a-kind appearance. This kind of application is much more customizable than things like stick-on rock, brick, or real stone. Vertical concrete can also be customized using stamps and texturing skins, just like horizontal concrete. Just keep in mind that applying concrete on walls correctly requires a certain depth of experience – it is something best left to the experts.

Business parks are unique places that require special planning, as they need to be relaxing and beautiful while retaining a professional atmosphere. Using decorative concrete can make it significantly easier to maintain this delicate balance by offering unlimited possibilities. There are neutral tones that are perfect for the traditional business park, or you can select a slightly more vibrant option to give the park some character without sacrificing professionalism.

 

Mimic Any Material on a Budget

In many cases, people tend to believe that creating a professional look requires expensive materials. In reality, these materials can add to the business-like atmosphere but are not necessary. Any surface that is well-organized and maintained can look professional, including concrete. Best of all, decorative concrete is versatile enough to mimic any type of material you would like to see in a business park without going over budget. For example, SunStamp can mimic a range of natural stones since it works with stones or free-form carving.

 

Match the Building’s Decor

The incredible range of stains and dyes also to ensure that there is a color palette available regardless of the building’s theme and whether you want a professional, neutrally colored space or one that is unique. Between SunAcid, SunH20, SunDye, and SunChip, there are numerous choices available. Many of these will even add to the durability of the surface, allowing you to save money on the business park over time. To better create a professional and safe appearance, you can also add SunSplash, which is textured and perfect for walking paths in business parks. When Masonry Effects and Aggregate Effects are added, the business space can look exactly how you want.

 

Where to Use Decorative Concrete

 

When considering the decorative concrete to use in their business parks, most companies tend to focus only on the sidewalk or pathways. These are important, but they are not the only locations where you can take advantage of this visually appealing and professional option. Most Sundek products will also work on vertical surfaces, which allows you to add decorative concrete to the exterior walls surrounding the park, extending the theme. You can also use various products to decorate items such as planters. Consider balancing out a purely professional appearance on the walkways with vibrant textures or colors on the planters throughout the park. This will liven up the park’s aesthetics without sacrificing professionalism in the process.

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