MCS's Eco-Friendly Concrete Floor Restoration
Yes, you can get rid of cracked, old, or rough concrete, and restore it to a beautiful glass-like sheen. Simply hire us to resurface it.
Concrete is the greenest flooring material on the planet.
That’s because most modern buildings are constructed on concrete slab. Leveraging the original concrete saves trees, landfill space, and money. And you get a low-maintenance, durable (harder to chip or dent) floor that’s every bit as beautiful as you want it to be.
As with all concrete flooring jobs, concrete floor restoration and resurfacing helps save the environment (no wood or tiles necessary). But you really need the best equipment and techniques to do it right. Using our top-of-class equipment and tried-and-true methods, we perform the job with remarkable precision, and our ordinary attention to budgets, timelines, and safety.
Note: To care for your newly resurfaced concrete floor, simply sweep and mop with water, and re-wax or re-seal just once a year.
Why Concrete Cracks
Plastic shrinkage is the most frequent cause of cracking of concrete floors. Until hardening, concrete floors are still full of water and in a more foldable-or plastic-state. This moisture makes the slab of a particular size and induces displacement. When it loses moisture, the concrete dries and heals and gets smaller. Falling moisture can eventually lead to cracks in the concrete floor, so shrinkage can cause stress on the already very rigid material. Reduction especially happens if the concrete dries too quickly.
Another explanation why concrete will fracture is due to internal expansion. As the weather gets warm, excessively high temperatures can allow a concrete slab to stretch. This expansion can cause cracking if the concrete has no space to stretch and pushes against a nearby slab or adjacent wall. In northern states, intense cold will have a similar impact when groundwater freezes, extends, and moves the concrete slab upward from below.
However, asphalt surfaces can even deteriorate due to road salt, battery acid, grease, diesel, high traffic patterns, rain or extreme weather conditions. But no matter whether it has been affected, if left unchecked, concrete can and will continue to worsen over time. Chips, fractures, and holes may become road hazards and injuries waiting to happen.
A resurfacing specialist can protect the floor from further decay by applying a sheet of concrete powder or overlay. Another option is to polish the surface of the slab. Any of these options will refresh the concrete’s look and prolong its lifespan. This method is also helpful in modernizing and upgrading templates and removing discoloration due to years of stains and wear and tear.
Restoring and Resurfacing Uneven or Cracked Floors
If your floor is uneven, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a beautiful decorative concrete floor installed. Using a concrete floor leveler, MCS can level any uneven surface while also fixing cracks and other issues. The concrete MCS installs will always have the max potential lifespan, giving you more value for your money. If you’re ready to resurface your concrete floors, contact us or call us at 646-476-8376.
How-To Refinish and Resurface Concrete Floors
- Prepare & Repair. Etch, grind, or shot blast the concrete surface to make it porous. Then fix cracks or other existing damage.
- Clean & Prime. Mop and let the concrete slab dry. Apply primer if necessary.
- Mix Product. Mix the new concrete material to prepare it for application. This is where you can add in color for a desired look.
- Apply Overlay. Depending on the desired look, apply the overlay by spraying, rolling, or troweling.
- Add Patterns & Texture. Using hand-trowels, rakes, stamps and other specialty tools, get the patterns and textures you want.
- Cure and Seal. After the overlay cures, add a sealer for additional protection. We’re often asked if concrete patios should be sealer, and our answer is yes. A sealer will preserve the look of your patio (or any concrete surface) longer. It increases stain resistance and extends the longevity of the concrete.