What is Concrete Overlays?

Concrete Overlays – Concrete Overlays are thin, cement based product that goes over existing concrete and are used to restore, repair, to level concrete, and/or are used for decorative purposes.  Depending on the need and the usage of the desired finish will determine the type of concrete overlay that is required. Concrete Overlays can be applied as a thin layer such as a feather finish and up to 3/4″ or 1.5″.

Concrete Overlays are an extremely cost effective way to enhance the current concrete condition and are commonly used to correct uneven floors, smoothen the appearance of the concrete as a result of pitting or delamination, repair old concrete that has aged with time and usage, and/or get the concrete prepared for other flooring applications such as hardwood, tile, or PVC flooring. 

There are several different overlay systems which are primarily categorized as concrete micro toppings, or multipurpose overlays or self-leveling overlays. All have different characteristics and thickness, final design and purpose will determine the best type of concrete overlay for your project.

Where is Concrete Overlays Used?

Concrete Overlays are often used in any type of setting such as residential homes, commercial spaces or industrial spaces. This type of application is an excellent solution or alternative to concrete restoration or concrete repair and greatly assists in providing a fresh canvas to work with. Overlays are used in any type of environment where replacing the original concrete is not an option such as:

  •  Basement Floors, Garages, Mechanical Rooms
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Automotive Service Bays and Showrooms
  • Warehouses and Industrial Manufacturing Facilities
  • Distilleries and Breweries
  • Fitness facilities and fitness boutiques
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Hotels and Entertainment Venues
  • Salons and Wellness Boutiques
  • Schools and Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Cannabis Facilities
  • Pharmaceutical Facilities
  • Aerospace and Airline Hangers
  • Animal Veterinarian and Boarding Facilities 


Why choose a Concrete Overlay?

Cost Effective – concrete overlays is an affordable option than replacing an entire unsightly concrete slab. Concrete overlays and micro toppings is also significantly more cost effective than other flooring choices such as hardwood and tile flooring.  


Eco Friendly – Concrete Overlays are natural occurring elements as they are made from sand, gravel, water and cement, all of which are recycle and does not harm the environment.

Call Concrete Inspirations to learn more and how our design team can collaborate with you to provide the perfect flooring solution for your space.
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