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How to Apply a Decorative Finish to Plywood Sub-Floors

Here in the Northwest there are few homes that are built slab on grade, so we are often asked about installing decorative coatings over wood sub-floors. This is definitely something that can be done! And the process has become easier in the last few years as manufacturers have refined flexible epoxies that can be used a base-coats for more traditional coatings to be installed over wood sub-floors. The problem with coating plywood or other wood sub-floors, has always been the fear of damage resulting from movement. If the two materials are expanding and contracting at different rates when temperatures fluctuate, cracks can result. A flexible epoxy base-coat help more traditional coatings bond to wood while helping to eliminating the chance of cracking.

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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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