What is Concrete Textures Inc.'s Product?
Concrete Textures Inc. offers a full line of concrete beautification and restoration products for both residential and commercial use including but not limited to color integrated textures, stamping, acid staining, micro toppings, self leveling overlays, epoxy systems, polyaspartic systems, and concrete polishing. In the commercial setting, Concrete Textures offers a line of tough, durable epoxy, urethane, and polyaspartic floor coatings that can protect concrete even in the harshest of environments.

What warranty is involved?
Concrete Textures offers a 10-year limited material warranty on its Color Integrated Spray Texture System against, dramatic fading, delamination, and general product failure.

How thick is it?
We generally apply our systems on old concrete between 3/32" to 1/8". Concrete Textures polymer cement systems are thin layered cements which depend on adhesion through the use of modified acrylics.

What does it look like?
Concrete Textures systems achieve a look, texture and color of any type stone or look you require. A base coat is applied that fixes any imperfections in the original concrete. A design is then laid over it and a hopper gun shoots on a textured layer over that, or it can be troweled down from a stone texture to a smooth finish. A final clear coat is put over the system that is nonporous and protects it as well as makes it very easy to maintain. Mold, mildew, motor oil, etc. can be sprayed off with a regular garden hose. Common detergents can be used to remove tough or repetitive latencies.

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What colors does it come in?
We have a variety of standard colors to choose from. However, we can custom produce any color you wish for a minimal extra charge.

How long does it take to do a job?
An average job will take 1 to 3 days. Larger, more complex jobs may take longer. Clean foot traffic is usually allowed within the same day.

Does the pool have to be drained?
No, the pool should be full. If the pool were empty, the Concrete Textures system overspray would stain the plaster. Full, any small amount of overspray can be dealt with by allowing the overspray to settle to the bottom, shutting off the filter, then pumping the material to waste and bypassing all filters is recommended.

How do you treat control or expansion joints?
All existing control joints should remain in the surface to allow for expansion and contraction of the original concrete. They are not coated with the Concrete Textures system and are masked off. We can, however, work to insure these joints match the rest of the look of the surfaces.

Is it cool to walk on?
Here is how Concrete Textures systems compare to other coatings as far as heat retention:

  • Up to 40 degrees cooler than concrete.
  • 30%-40% cooler than epoxy stone
  • 50% cooler than vinyl or urethane
  • 40%-50% cooler than wood decks
  • Up to 40% cooler than carpet
  • 50%-60% cooler than terrazzo
  • 40%-50% cooler than tile
  • 20%-30% cooler than brick

Colors of the product and texture chosen will effect the overall temperature of the surface.

Is it Kool Deck®?
No. Kool Deck® is a product that must be applied to freshly poured concrete within 5 hours in order to bond. Concrete Textures systems can be applied to new or old concrete. In addition, Concrete Textures systems are a three-coat system and are sealed with a finish coat, which makes it impervious to staining. Whereas Kool Deck® is a very porous, non-flexible product, that has a minimal life expectancy.

Will pool water, chlorine, muriatic acid, or bleach stain the Concrete Textures system?
No, the sealer we apply to our system is not affected by most chemicals.

Will Concrete Textures systems fade?
No, not dramatically, the Concrete Textures product has approximately a 2% fade factor over seven years, which is undetectable by the human eye; our warranty covers this.

Can you correct drainage and low spots?
We can generally improve drainage; however, the degree of success is contingent upon the pitch of the concrete adjacent to the low spot. The low spot will have to be looked at personally by an authorized Concrete Textures representative to let you know what you can expect.

How do you treat cracks in the concrete prior to the Concrete Textures application?
Cracks are ground out with a diamond blade to produce a small "V". A two-part crack repair system is then introduced into the crack and will re-bond the crack.

Will cracks reoccur?
Though we do everything possible to treat cracks and do eliminate 90% of them, it is possible they may reoccur. If they do, it is usually in the form of a hairline, which is not objectionable as it is largely hidden in the texture. However, if a crack becomes too objectionable, it is easy to repair. Proper placement of tension cuts greatly reduces the chance of the crack returning. Check cracking is a natural phenomenon which occurs in rock, dried-out mud flats, paint, and concrete and in ceramic coatings. Cracks in the concrete may be structural or surface cracks. Surface cracks are generally less than a few millimeters wide and deep. These are often called hairline or check cracks and may consist of single, thin cracks, or cracks in a craze/map-like pattern. A small number of surface or shrinkage cracks is common and does not usually cause any problems. Surface cracks can be caused by freezing and thawing, poor construction practices, and alkali-aggregate reactivity. Alkali-aggregate reactivity occurs when the aggregate reacts with the cement causing crazing or check cracks. Structural cracks in the concrete are usually larger than .1/8 inch in width. They extend deeper into the concrete and may extend all the way through a wall, slab, or other structural member. Structural cracks are often caused by settlement of the fill material supporting the concrete structure, or by loss of the fill support due to erosion. The structural cracks may worsen in severity due to the forces of weathering.

What if something happens to my deck after the warranty?
The material is repairable to its original state. We service all decks past warranty.

Can you apply the Concrete Textures system over painted concrete?
Yes, though it generally will need to be scarified, sandblasted, or diamond ground to remove the paint enough to where our product will bond with the original concrete.

Can the Concrete Textures system be applied to steps?
Yes, Concrete Textures systems can be applied to concrete steps including risers and treads.

Can the Concrete Textures system be applied to walls?
Yes, however, multiple spray coats are needed to reduce rebound, or waste.

Do you apply the material to cantilever faces and coping stones?
We do apply Concrete Textures systems to cantilever faces and coping stones. Though application over coping stones is a matter of personal preference, it is often advisable to coat the stones unless they are exceptionally new. If not coated, they tend to look old and dirty after the Concrete Textures system installation is complete. In addition, the older copings which have deep lips can be filled in so the coping stones are level with the deck giving a modern cantilevered look.

If the coping stones are not covered, will the Concrete Textures system be higher?
No, Concrete Textures systems are feathered very thin at the joint edge so the coping and decking will be level.

How long has this product been in use?
Acrylic decking has been in use since the early 70's. Concrete Textures has been doing installations since 2005.

Can you level heaved concrete?
Yes, quite easily.

What if I want to repair my concrete slab and have it brought back to original with out a decorative coating due to personal preferences or Association rules?
Yes, we have a broom finish system that will restore your concrete slab and make it look like fresh poured broom finished concrete.

What is the cost per square foot?
The price depends on a number of factors, such as the condition of the original concrete, the patterns chosen, etc.

How do I clean Concrete Textures surfaces?
Usually, normal washing with a hose is all that is needed. For stubborn stains, a brush with laundry detergent is all that is needed. For rust stains, a diluted muriatic solution will dissolve the rust but not hurt the finish.

I know concrete is strong and durable, how does Concrete Textures systems compare?
Concrete Textures systems are harder than concrete. Most concrete has a compressive strength of 2000-3000 psi rating. Concrete Textures system has a 7000 psi rating.

Contact Info

Allen Kreuscher
(407) 474-6554

2350 W. Airport Blvd., Sanford, FL 32771
Email: allen@concretetextures.net

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