Concrete solutions that work indoors and out

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ExteriorFlooringInteriorSurfacing

Concrete has been the choice building material for centuries, but did you realize that it could be just as visually appealing as it is strong and functional? Your exterior concrete may be aged, stained and covered in mildew; or maybe it’s brand new, but lacks pizzazz. If you want to replace your current interior floors, but are not sure what to choose, you don’t need to start from scratch.

Granicrete Hawaii offers many solutions to work with what you have. Concrete resurfacing is the economical solution that adds lasting beauty and value to your home or commercial space. Nearly limitless in design, color and texture, a concrete floor offers numerous options, along with design and functionality unlike any other material. The team of concrete specialists at Granicrete Hawaii can help you with a custom concrete flooring solution to create an eye-catching, vibrant space.

Are you plagued by unsightly stained and/or cracked concrete? No problem. Granicrete Hawaii’s concrete overlays cover those imperfections and provide a blank canvas for its artisans to create the look you desire. Overlays are patterned, textured and colored by hand to provide unlimited design options for both interior and exterior floors. Flagstone, slate and tile looks are customized to suit each space. Overlays can also be finished without a pattern in smooth, swirled or stone-like textures, and they are colored for a simple, stylish look. At just 1/8to 1/4-inch thick, overlays dramatically improve the look of your floors without a noticeable height difference.

There are a few options for concrete that is in good condition, but needs a fresh look. Set your home apart with concrete dyes and stains. They are a great way to inject warmth into your interior and exterior flooring, without changing its texture. Color options are limitless: bold, bright or natural semi-transparent colors can be achieved with concrete dyes and stains applied directly to existing concrete. Solid stains will mask imperfections with an opaque finish. Choose colors that complement your decor to create that “wow” factor. Add some decorative saw cuts for greater appeal. Using a concrete saw, the artisans cut shallow lines into your existing slab and create custom patterns or borders. You can have the luxurious look of large tiles without the hassle of grout, which cracks and discolors.

Another solution for exterior floors is to grind and seal your existing concrete. The top 1/8to 1/4-of-an-inch of the surface is removed with a grinder, taking care of problems such as pitting, flaking, scaling and discolorations. The aggregates found in the concrete are then exposed, adding texture and character to the concrete. The surface can be stained, and then sealed to enhance the color of the stain and aggregates while protecting it from the elements.

Granicrete Hawaii’s flooring solutions are sealed to provide easy maintenance and resistance to moisture, stains, mold and bacteria, yielding savings for years to come. They are a great interior flooring choice for those with allergies, as concrete floors won’t trap dirt, animal dander, dust mites and other allergens.

The flooring look of your dreams is possible. Achieve a custom look, tailored to suit your desires and needs. If you already have an idea in mind, show the Granicrete Hawaii team a picture or even a sample piece of stone, tile or paint to match. Not sure what you want? The friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist in the design process.

To get an idea of the concrete resurfacing possibilities, take a look at the gallery of work on Granicrete Hawaii’s website. Visit the showroom today, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to see concrete resurfacing solutions in person and speak with a consultant about getting a free estimate. A Certified Granicrete Installer will come to your home to take measurements, assess the condition of the existing surface and discuss solutions and design possibilities. Call 626-5418 or email info@granicretehawaii.com to schedule an appointment today.

GRANICRETE HAWAII

contact // 626-5418
email // info@granicretehawaii.com
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