Limestone is a material to be craved by property owners because of its durability and versatility - features which can save them a lot of time and money in the long run. Those looking for a simple way to update their existing concrete surfaces and benefit from the advantages only true limestone brings can find great satisfaction by opting to go with a limestone overlay.
In fact, there may be no better flooring or paving option for those who demand the ultimate freedom of design. The numerous customization options makes it easy for users to create the look they want, while the fact that the limestone overlay is lasting and low maintenance means the resulting style can continue be enjoyed for a long time to come.
Although softer than other types of natural stone, limestone is known for its superior durability. In fact, this material was used to create the Great Pyramid in Egypt, the entire plaza in which it's situated, as well as many other ancient landmarks that were built thousands of years ago. Thanks to limestone's lasting qualities, these historically significant statues and buildings are still around even today.
But how well limestone lasts is not the main thing that has made it such a popular material with designers and homeowners. Instead, they choose to use limestone because of its great versatility in both usage and style. This natural stone can be made to fit in well with just about any style of decor.
Moreover, limestone surfaces are naturally low maintenance, meaning it's easy to keep any driveway, walkway, pool deck, patio, or other surface made of this material looking great. Limestone is tough enough to withstand an impressive amount of traffic and use.
Many property owners seek an effective, easy way to spruce up their existing concrete surfaces. They don't want to go through the hassle and expense of having the concrete ripped out and replaced, and the use of an overlay means they don't have to. Those who want to enjoy all the benefits limestone has to offer can use a concrete limestone finish to simply upgrade the concrete that's already there.
A limestone overlay contains real limestone, not just mimicking the look like with other types of concrete coatings. Instead, the coating used is a special blend made of crushed quartz and various grades of limestone. Over existing concrete, the overlay gets applied as a thin layer that can be hand carved to create the desired design.
Using a limestone overlay is an appropriate approach for both interior and exterior concrete surfaces, such as pool decks, patios, garden paths, even walls. It's an excellent option for remodeling just about any type of concrete surface in both residential and commercial properties.
Of course, one of the greatest things about applying a concrete limestone finish is that there's often no need for a brand new slab to be laid. The existing concrete surface can be used as long as it's structurally in good condition. For this reason, the worn out concrete surface gets thoroughly checked and prepped before applying the limestone overlay.
Limestone overlays for concrete have many more benefits that can be named. For example, the design options are endless. The overlay can be made into a wide variety of designs and can be colored to match virtually any color theme. With a limestone overlay, customization and unique design is an easy thing.
The surface of a limestone overlay is many times more durable than concrete. This creates a surface that can withstand years of heavy usage, even when exposed to the elements. As a result, you get to enjoy many years of not having to worry about repair or replacement of the treated surface. For proper maintenance, a light, routine washing is all that's needed is to keep the surface of the overlay clean.
The result of adding a beautiful concrete limestone finish to an existing concrete surface can be a dramatic change for the better. The limestone overlay is sure to last for many years to come, as long as it is first installed by a knowledgeable expert.
Limestone might not be the cheapest concrete overlay option, but the benefits it brings makes this type of overlay a great value. For the best performance out of your limestone overlay, be sure to call ATD Concrete Coatings.