Concrete is without a doubt the most widely used traffic surface in the world. For centuries, plain gray concrete was accepted as a finished exterior surface with concrete used in interior applications being covered with various floor coverings such as tile, linoleum, wood, carpet, even paint. Until now, to obtain the look and feel of stone, slate and various tile on a concrete surface, you needed to pour a new concrete slab and then stamp the freshly poured concrete with embossing tools. Although this may be the ideal application for new concrete pours, what about concrete surfaces that already exist?
Overlays are the answer. Imagine being able to apply a 1/4″ to 3/8″ layer of polymer cement over an existing concrete surface (new pour or old deteriorated slab) then decorating the thin layered polymer cement material to give the permanent and realistic look of stone, slate or tile, just like conventional stamped concrete at a fraction of the price of new.