Should You Use Epoxy or Urethane Cement (or Both)?

When deciding between types of floor resurfacing, people often find themselves choosing between epoxy and urethane cement. Fortunately, when it comes to concrete floor coatings, you can often use both. While each of these floor coatings works differently, they both offer a variety of advantages. With that in mind, let’s discuss the differences and advantages […]

4 Tips on Refinishing Concrete Floors

Concrete Floor Refinishing Advice from Experts Repair Cracks and Spalls – First things first – assess the damage. If a crack or spall is greater than the width of a credit card, it is advisable to repair it. Often, these repairs are temporarily fixed with the wrong products and improper installation, fixing them right the […]

5 Reasons to Choose Concrete Floors Over Traditional Flooring

Concrete flooring is an excellent choice for interiors, as there are many routes to achieve the end user’s goals. Some of the most common interior concrete floor options include stained and sealed floors, overlay stain systems, solid color epoxy flooring, and decorative epoxy systems. Diverse and versatile, each of these systems can provide many advantages […]

The Beauty of Terrazzo Flooring

While you may have never heard the term ‘Terrazzo,’ chances are you have walked upon terrazzo floors at some point in your life. Commonly used in hotels, schools, and office buildings throughout Ottawa and throughout the last century, Terrazzo floors are beautiful, elegant, and incredibly durable and long lasting. Michelangelo used Terrazzo floors in St. […]

The 3-Stage Concrete Grinding, Honing and Polishing Process

Polished concrete has captured the imagination of architects, engineers, property owners, interior designers and general contractors for a little more than 10 years. The entire design process is a mix of technical know-how, industry experience and artistic expression that can make or break the result, depending on the skill level of the polisher and crew. […]

Water-based Concrete Stains Grow in Popularity

Traditional acid-based stains may be today’s gold standard for the decorative concrete industry, but their water-based cousins are growing in popularity due to their ease of application, quick cleanup and range of colors. Each offers its own advantages and disadvantages. The main things to know are that surface prep is different, particularly between acid and […]

Decorative Concrete Trends: 4 Methods to Get the Faux Wood Look

One of the hottest flooring trends today is a faux wood look. Just walk through your local hardware store and see the various wood tiles available. Creative applications are also plastered across social media sites. For years, the only way to achieve a wood texture in concrete was stamping. While this practice is still used […]

What You Should Know About Natural Stone Restoration

What You Should Know About Natural Stone Restoration

Natural Stone Restoration  Restoration of stone is the restoring of worn stone to the state in which it was installed. It may also include altering the stone’s surface to match the desired finish of the owner. Restoration is needed when the stone is damaged, worn out, uneven, and discolored. Fortunately, professionals can step in to […]