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Concrete Resurfacing

Not only is worn, dated, or damaged concrete unsightly, but it can also be unsafe. The good news is you don’t have to rip it out and start over. Our experienced concrete resurfacing team at Modern Painting & Coatings can apply a concrete overlay to your existing concrete and customize it with the colors, textures, and patterns of your choice.

We’ve been resurfacing or refinishing commercial pool decks, warehouses, walkways, parking garages, and other outdoor concrete surfaces for more than 40 years. Our floor coating systems provide the perfect solution for protecting your investment. Our coatings are safe and non-slip, ensuring your end result is beautiful, long-lasting, and safe. Our floor coatings and concrete refinishing check all the boxes;

  •  Extreme durability
  •  Industry-leading abrasion resistance
  • Incredible stain & chemical resistance
  • Generous color selection


Concrete Resurfacing VS Concrete Recoating

Concrete Resurfacing: Concrete resurfacing is a process used to prepare the level and smooth a concrete floor. Our grinding equipment uses diamonds or stones to mechanically sand the concrete surface to a smooth profile, remove lippage, and open the pores to receive leveling agents and/or commercial concrete coatings.

There is also a concrete product called “resurfacer” that is troweled to level out surface imperfections. Once set, it is incredibly tough. It has a compressive strength rating of about 4,500 psi, which is actually stronger than the slab itself.

Concrete Coating: Concrete is a highly durable building material and a great choice for your commercial space, but it’s not indestructible. As it ages, it’s prone to cracking, spalling, staining, and shedding. Treating your floors or replacing an old coating can go a long way in protecting your floors. Depending on your needs, we can offer many concrete coating options.

EPOXY COATINGS offer extreme durability, often lasting a decade under the heaviest industrial traffic. They can be colorized to denote work areas, walking vs lift areas, striped for safety, or light-colored for reflection and work area illumination. Preparation may involve sandblasting to remove old coatings and/or acid etching to open the pores of the concrete. Drying times average 6 hours between multiple coats.

URETHANE COATINGS offer extended durability, clear coating, and great light reflection. Urethanes are available in oil and water-based formulations. We can help you choose which is the best for your application based on allowable drying times, area occupancy (odor tolerance), and durability requirements.

WATERBORNE COATINGS offer low odor, easy application, easy cleanup, and low to no VOC. You compromise on durability compared to epoxy or urethane concrete coatings, but scratches or damage can be easily repaired or touched up with a machine scrubbing and recoating.

A properly prepared and applied coating reduces or eliminates any concrete powdering from settling on your inventory, equipment, and work areas. It also reduces slip-fall hazards and presents a healthier and more pleasant work environment.

Our clients are often pleased to find that maintaining the concrete coating is simple. General maintenance includes dry surface cleaning (vacuum, sweep, dust mop) and wet cleaning as needed.

Our concrete resurfacing results:

Commercial Floor Coating Applications

⁍    Warehousing: Makes floors easier to clean while reducing the concrete dust that collects on your inventory.
⁍    Auto Repair: Resists acids, alkalines & solvents. Added texture can prevent injury, absentee & a workers comp claim.
⁍    Auto Dealerships: Your sales team sells the first car but your service dept sells the second car. Keep your floors bright, easy to clean and safe.
⁍    Agriculture: Acidic liquids like cow’s milk can eat into unprotected concrete. Coatings keep you code-compliant.
⁍    Laboratories: Protect against sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and other harsh industrial products.
⁍    Manufacturing: Safety is job one. Our coatings can be textured and striped but are always bright, durable and slip-resistant.
⁍    Fire Stations: You need slip resistance, durability and beauty. Like your equipment; choose the best and make it last.