Even the best concrete has its imperfections in the form of cracks, discoloration, pop outs, and other flaws. While repairing concrete can help fix some of these flaws, the repairs themselves can be noticeable and unattractive. It’s no wonder, then, that many homeowners think their only recourse for improving the look of unsightly concrete is to rip it out and replace it. But if the concrete is in perfectly good condition otherwise, you can offer homeowners an economical alternative by giving the surface a complete facelift with a decorative concrete overlay.
Although the type of overlay you choose will depend primarily on the final look you want to achieve, it’s equally important to consider the conditions the overlay will be exposed to Generally, higher-build systems will stand up better to wear and tear and hide flaws more effectively than ultra-thin toppings. They will also permit the use of deeper patterns and textures.