Austin Decorative Concrete & Flat Concrete Services
Smarturf is the source for Austin decorative concrete services. Our decorative concrete is:
- stain resistant
- environmentally friendly
- highly customizable
- very durable
- conveniently low maintenance
Allowing the maximum amount of character to be brought to your home or business with the most satisfying results. Our Austin Turf Experts offer concrete staining, concrete polishing, commercial concrete coatings, custom engravings, and concrete sealing services, and we are happy to stain, seal, or otherwise customize existing concrete slabs.
Our Austin decorative concrete specialist use concrete in the aesthetic as well as functional improvement of your home or business. The uses of Smarturf decorative concrete services include, but are not limited to, the customization of walls, floors, driveways, or patios, and give complete personalization and character to your desired space.
Decorative Concrete Solutions for Homes & Businesses in Austin
There are several different ways to turn plain concrete into decorative concrete, each giving its own unique look and feel to the appearance of your concrete space. One way is by using concrete stamping which adds color and texture to your concrete slab. By stamping concrete you can transform your slab to look like other materials including cobblestone, brick, slate, or even wood. The possibilities are endless with concrete stamping, and it provides a much more durable surface than other materials at a significantly lower cost.
Another way to turn regular concrete into decorative concrete in Austin, TX is by using concrete dyes. Concrete dyes can be used in various concrete spaces for either residential or commercial structures, from walls to driveways and beyond. Modern concrete dyes often use UV protecting materials to ensure that the color of your dyed concrete stays fresh and vibrant.
Acid staining is a great way to add character to already existing concrete slabs. A mixture of mineral salts, water, and muriatic acid is applied, and a chemical reaction with the lime already present within the existing concrete will cause the color to change, bringing out rich and handsome earth tones over a period of a few hours. After the desired color change is achieved, the concrete surface is scrubbed with a solution to remove the excess stain and raise the concrete’s pH levels back to normal. If you desire the look of an acid stain but do not wish to change the physical makeup of your concrete, similar results can be achieved with water based staining. Water based concrete staining in Austin differs from acid staining in that it creates more of a coating that bonds with the surface of your concrete, rather than changing the chemical makeup. Water based stains also offer the option of translucent or opaque effects, whereas an acid stain tends to lead towards more of a translucent appearance.
Concrete engraving is another way Smarturf can add an interesting charm and completely customize your concrete. Concrete engraving can be performed on new or existing slabs, and the customization possibilities are endless; engraving can be used to create patterns, imitate the look of other surfaces, or to display custom images in your concrete slab.
Coating and sealing your decorative concrete from Smarturf is an important part of prolonging the life of your slabs as well as beautifying them. Concrete sealing and coating protects your concrete from dust, moisture, weather, and other potential damages as well as gives your concrete an attractive and finished look.
At Smarturf we offer a myriad of decorative concrete options perfectly suitable for the tastes and needs of any commercial or residential customer. Call our Austin decorative concrete specialists today for a consultation, or to learn more about our flat and decorative concrete services!
Concrete Polishing in Austin
Another service we offer at Smarturf is concrete polishing. Our concrete polishing services that will make your stained concrete floors sparkle. Concrete polishing brings a mirror like shine and luster to your already existing concrete floors. On top of being attractive, there are many benefits to choosing a surface of polished concrete:
- helps to reduce dust mites as well as allergens
- non-supportive of mold growth
- improves the look of natural lighting
The process involved with polishing concrete in Austin is much like that of sanding a piece of wood. A polishing machine, normally a concrete grinder, is used to grind away the surface of a concrete slab to a persons preferred degree of shine and smoothness.
Polished concrete is incredibly durable, and requires very little maintenance to maintain. Polished concrete flooring is not nearly as susceptible to chips and cracks as other flooring options, and will keep its luster and shine through a myriad of activities and years of tough wear. A simple weekly mopping with warm and soapy water is recommended for the cleaning and upkeep of polished concrete flooring, much like other flooring surfaces; however the life expectancy of polished concrete is exponentially higher. Whereas a flooring option of tile or wood may last a few decades, well maintained polished concrete can last over a century without needing to be replaced, making the investment in polished concrete an incredibly smart and cost efficient decision.