Concrete resurfacing: frequently asked questions

Concrete Restoration London

Time eventually erodes everything.Concrete is no exception. Here, we consider the questions people often have on concrete resurfacing.

Traditionally, your choice was between concrete repair or replacement. Today, concrete resurfacing is a sought-after alternative. It provides a great-looking, affordable finish with little mess.

  • What is it?

Concrete resurfacing doesn’t mean replacing all the concrete. Instead, you remove the top layer. Then you carry out any necessary minor concrete crack repair. Finally, you add a fresh layer of resurfacer. The new surface contains bonding agents. This fixes it to the existing concrete.

And as with a standard concrete floor, you can polish and stain it. This creates a stunning, unique finish.

  • What does it look like?

Concrete floor repair sometimes shows up blemishes. But after concrete resurfacing, you won’t be able to distinguish it from a brand-new floor.

  • Is it the right option for me?

If cracks are compromising the underlying material’s structural integrity, a full replacement may be best. Talk to your concrete repair company.

  • When is the best time to do this?

You need the same conditions as for standard concrete laying. That means above-freezing temperatures plus dry weather. So summer or late spring are ideal.

  • Can I do this job?

You could try, and perhaps buy a resurfacer yourself. But you must treat the concrete properly first, You also have to add the new layer properly. Unless you have the right skills, we probably wouldn’t recommend it.

  • How long does concrete resurfacing typically last?

The latest materials have highly advanced bonding properties. That means a resurfaced concrete floor should last eight to 10 years. But it may last for as many as 15.

Here to help

At Royal Stone Care, we’re a concrete repair company. We operate across the whole London area. Our concrete resurfacing is done to a very high standard. We work inside and outside both domestic and commercial properties. And our work takes in floors, driveways, countertops and walls.

We’re also concrete repair specialists. So we can help with all kinds of concrete floor repair, as well as concrete crack repair in London.

We’re still working during the current coronavirus lockdown. But we’re following government safety advice strictly while doing so. Get in touch with us today to learn more.