If you have a concrete surface, you do not need to leave it appearing dull and boring. In the past, all concrete was a gray or beige color and slightly boring, but advances have led to new products, such as SunChip, which is available from Sundek of Austin. This is one of the many easy ways to add some color and vibrancy to your space. There are two variations of the Sundek SunChip flooring systems, each of which is perfect for its own situation. As a bonus, the system also improves the durability and longevity of your concrete surface.
Solid Colors and Multi-Color
Taking a look at the Sundek SunChip floor coating systems shows you SunChip Solid Color and SunChip Multi-Color. The first of these has 25 colors to choose from and comes in the form of vinyl acrylic paint chips while each kit in the Multi-Color version has more than one color. No matter your selection, you can choose chips that are 1, ⅛, ¼, or ⅝ inches, and they are easily broadcast within SunEpoxy or SunOne Polyaspartic floor coating systems.
Mimic the Surface You Want
Because of the variety of colors and color combinations available as part of the Sundek SunChip floor coating systems, Sundek of Austin’s experts can create any exciting look you want by mimicking your ideal surface. The Multi-Color options, in particular, come in handy for this idea due to their combination of colors. If you want your concrete floor or counter to look like expensive granite or terrazzo, then consider opting for the larger chips. If, on the other hand, you like the appearance of carpet but want something solid and durable, then opt for the small chips and they will mimic the look associated with carpet. The range of colors includes everything from neutrals to bold colors and light to dark shades. You will also find at least one variation of most colors, giving you the ability to match any space with SunChips.
Sundek is known for creating unique products that let you take your concrete surfaces to the next level in terms of durability, appearance, and versatility. SunAcid from Sundek of Austin is just one of many ways you can easily customize your Austin space, in this case by creating stained concrete that matches any color scheme or theme that you would like. This muriatic acid-based solution reacts with the salts and minerals in the concrete to achieve its translucent look. As such, the color actually becomes part of the concrete, meaning it will never peel or crack and reducing maintenance. With SunStain SunAcid, your options for themed environments are as vast as your imagination.
Create Natural Themes
Looking at the stain choices for SunAcid shows that this product can be perfect for creating a nature theme of some sort. Natural colors, such as green, blue, teal, and bronze, are all reminiscent of the outdoors. You can use them to stain the flooring of a restaurant or store that aims to mimic a forest or garden. Since SunAcid can be applied to vertical surfaces as well as horizontal ones, you can also use these colors or some of the shades of brown, such as vintage umber or buckskin, to create the illusion of trees or other plants.
Create Old-Fashioned Themes
Due to the neutral shades found in these SunStains, stained concrete that fits an old-fashioned theme is also popular in Austin. Many of the stains allow the concrete to look almost like wood or stone from a distance, so you can turn your new concrete into an old-fashioned stone floor or even apply it to walls so the space feels like a log cabin. The possibilities are truly limitless, particularly with the range of colors. You can keep it simple and use SunAcid in your garage or office or let your creativity flow and take advantage of it to create a themed environment of your choice.
The process of creating stained concrete with this product is also incredibly simple. Your Austin contractor will use a sprayer to spread the stain you select over the surface, whether it is plain or decorative concrete. He or she will then neutralize the stain using water before letting it dry. At the end, the contractor will finish it with a clear sealer, such as SunClear, which preserves the entire surface so it remains as beautiful and vibrant as when it was first installed.
Colored concrete is now one of the most popular trends for Austin homes and businesses. Whether you have an outdoor patio or retail store or you want to liven up the look of your garage floor, colored concrete can be an excellent solution. Now, there are new options available for colored concrete that make it possible to enjoy a veritable rainbow of design options combined with eco-friendly benefits.
Among those options is Sundek’s SunH20. This proprietary blend of liquid pigments and water-soluble polymers was specifically designed for staining cement overlays and concrete. The addition of a highly adhesive promoter helps to provide SunH20 with exceptional adhesion qualities, ensuring that you do not have to worry about the color fading over time, which can sometimes be a concern with water-based stains. Along with being ideal for use in residential settings, this colored concrete solution is also suitable for use in commercial settings. Some of the more common and recommended applications for colored concrete in Austin include offices, showrooms, restaurants, patios, home interiors, driveways, and garage floors.
Creating a Canvas for Customized Designs with Colored Concrete
It is even possible to create highly customized designs if you are interested in a completely unique look. This can be done by layering SunH20 water-based stain systems and combining them with a variety of colors. The result is a customized look that simply cannot be achieved with acid stains, an ideal solution for both residential and commercial applications.
Fast Results, Long-Lasting Beauty, and Low Maintenance
Since SunH20 is usually applied with the use of a pump-up sprayer to decorative concrete surfaces or existing concrete, it can be applied quickly and easily. This translates to reduced application time for property owners. Also, since this product is water-based, the need to neutralize it, as is necessary with acid stains, is eliminated. Once the product has dried, a clear protective seal coat is applied. This will truly bring out the color of your concrete and help it to pop while also offering increased protection for your concrete surface.
Today, an increasing number of business owners and homeowners are looking for eco-friendly solutions for colored concrete in Austin. SunH20 makes it possible to combine natural tones for a variety of overlay systems. The result allows property owners to enjoy beautiful aesthetics while still feeling good about the environment.
While some flooring companies fail to meet claims made about epoxy floors, Sundek is not one of them. In fact, Sun Epoxy floors are rated as the best when it comes to both retail and residential garage floors for a variety of reasons.
Sun Epoxy comes in a wide range of options according to application. Because of this, Sundek has the perfect solution for any need. The epoxy coatings are affordable and are guaranteed not to crack, chip, or peel.
Types of Sun Epoxy Flooring Products
Without question, Sun Epoxy floors are superior compared to the competition. If you have a retail store that needs a strong floor capable of withstanding significant foot traffic without compromising on appearance or a garage floor that is damaged or dull, Sundek’s products are hard to beat.
- SunEpoxy 54 – For retail stores and garage floors, as well as warehouse areas, mechanic shops, and driveways, this product is incredible. This Sun Epoxy flooring coating offers a beautiful appearance while being strong and protective. With low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), the coating is resistant to harsh chemicals, grease, oil, and UV light.
- SunEpoxy 100 – This product is a unique combination of low viscosity, epoxy resin, and 100% solids. Together, the substances create a seamless, monolithic flooring system used for moderate to heavy use areas, like retail spaces and garage floors. By adding the appropriate size and color of quartz or Monterey type sand, Sundek can create a surface that strongly resembles terrazzo without the high cost.
In looking at the benefits of Sun Epoxy flooring coatings, it is easy to see why they are ranked as the best for retail and residential garage floors. All SunEpoxy products can be applied using a roller or brush, and you can choose to have an array of chips or quartz beads added to the first bond coat, making the surface more esthetically pleasing, as well as slip resistant.
Concrete resurfacing isn’t just a “slap on” job that can be done during your lunch break. There are many steps and skills to know before one can resurface concrete. Did you know that concrete moves for different reasons, which can cause serious damage? When a concrete surface is damaged, it doesn’t necessarily have to be replaced. Concrete resurfacing revitalizes old concrete surfaces, and the process is cheaper and faster than replacing the concrete. At Sundek of Austin, we offer a variety of resurfacing systems, such as SUNDEK, SunStamp, and SunStone.