4 Tips to Make Concrete Floors Look Great

Over the years, concrete floors can look a bit drab. Garage concrete floors can develop stains and cracks. Patio steps start to crumble and wear down, and driveways also start to develop stains and cracks from exposure to the elements. But there are plenty of options for how to make concrete floors look good. Cleaning, repairing, and refinishing the floors with Shark Coatings can give your indoor and outdoor concrete surfaces a finish that’s built to last. Let’s take a closer look at these four tips.

1. Repair Cracks, Blemishes, and Crumbling Edges

You can instantly de-age and spruce up the appearance of your home’s concrete floors by repairing the surface level damage. Go beyond cleaning the floors and trying to remove soaked-in stains—opt for professional, self-leveling concrete repairs that can fix up hairline cracks, worn and rounded edges of the floors, and any blemishes from impact damage or years of use. Even left bare, a newly refinished concrete floor looks brighter and better.

2. Get a High-Quality Coating That Prevents Stains and Damage

Opt for a professionally applied coating to level up your concrete floors. Polyurethane and other long-lasting coatings that professionals install are built to last decades with minimal maintenance. These coatings come in a wide range of colors and patterns. Even more importantly, they protect your concrete floors from impact damage due to dropping tools or weights, stains from grease or car chemicals, and wear over the years.

Just be careful to avoid the temptation of a cheap DIY fix. Epoxy coatings are often sold to homeowners as quick and easy solutions for making concrete floors look good, but they don’t last long, and it’s easy to install the coating the wrong way.

3. Color the Concrete Floors to Brighten the Space and Match Your Aesthetic

High-quality concrete coatings don’t just make concrete floors look good by protecting them from damage. They also enhance the room’s or backyard’s appearance with bright colors and a glossy finish. Enjoy a solid color, or choose from a wide range of flaked color options. If you have a one-car garage, you can make the space look more inviting with light, bright colors.

If you use your garage as a workshop, gym, or home base for your small business, choose colors that look professional or help you enjoy spending time in the space. You can pick finishes that match your home’s exterior, that match your belongings and style, or that reflect light and make your home look and feel more open.

4. Regularly Sweep or Rinse Your Concrete Surfaces

A little bit of routine cleaning can go a long way to making your newly revamped concrete floors shine. Professional coatings will repel stains and damage, making it easier to mop up spilled liquids or sweep away dirt and dust in your garage or on your patio and driveway. This can cut down on the scrubbing, hard brushing, and pressure washing you’d have to do to make uncoated concrete floors stay clean and look great.

Take the First Step By Reaching Out to Shark Coatings

Knowing how to make concrete floors look good can instantly elevate your home’s curb appeal. At Shark Coatings, we have over 20 years of experience serving Northeast and Central Florida homeowners and commercial property owners with expert floor coating installation services. We can prepare your concrete floors, install a long-lasting coating, and ensure it cures properly for an eye-catching finished surface. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our friendly team.

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