Decorative Concrete Over Gypcrete…Some Thought it Couldn’t be Done.

What do you get when you cross a large tenant improvement company, and old UPS store with gypcrete floors, and a future restaurant owner and her architect set on decorative concrete floors?  For some people the answer would be a big problem.   Fortunately, everyone involved in the above scenario got in touch with Duraamen, a supplier of decorative high performance flooring products, and they found their answer:  beautiful integrally colored concrete floors achieved with Sgraffino micro-topping installed over directly over the gypcrete. 

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Finishing Strong: Choosing the Right Top Coat for Your Decorative Concrete

There are all kinds of motivational quotes associated with the phrase ‘finish strong.’ And while not many of them are geared toward decorative concrete, the philosophy applies just the same. After all the time, energy and effort put into a new decorative concrete surface, often there is confusion when it comes to selecting the proper finish. With all the products available and with new products coming on the scene all the time, it can be quite difficult to keep up. Choosing something not suitable for a particular project, or neglecting the top coat all together, leaves the beauty of the decorative concrete to slowly wear away and all the hard work of installing the decorative concrete to be for not.

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