Concrete Polishing Lynnwood/Everett

Modern Concrete Design

Mitch Moore  (206) 501 dash 3931

Seattle, WA 98138

mitch-moore [@] live.com

 

Turn ordinary concrete into extraordinary concrete!

As a locally-owned and operated custom construction and concrete business, Modern Concrete Design offers experience and customer satisifaction. We provide every customer with excellent customer service, including a free estimate and affordable pricing for your residential or commercial concrete, countertop refinishing and both interior and exterior floor or counter top resurfacing needs. We’ve added stylish, dependable and long lasting floors, concrete floors and polished concrete  to several local businesses and private residences. We scrutinize every detail and offer quality workmanship and green materials to all our concrete polished surfaces. Your satisfaction is our first priority.

Call (206) 501 dash 3931 for your free commercial or residential concrete floor or concrete countertop resurfacing estimate today.

We work to exceed the expectations of our clients and work closely with our customers to provide surface, countertop refinishing and floor resurfacing that satisfies the customer’s original vision for their concrete projects. All of our work is built to code, and we are fully licensed, bonded and insured for your protection. We serve areas including Tacoma to Everett and sometimes beyond. Call (206) 501 dash 3931 today for your free estimate!

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Call (206) 501 dash 3931 for your free commercial or residential concrete floor or concrete countertop resurfacing estimate today.

 

Concrete comes inside with cool new look

Not so many years ago, few people would have called concrete cool. But just look at it now.

The stuff of sidewalks and warehouse floors is finding a new niche in home design, both indoors and outdoors. Artisans are crafting the utilitarian material into all sorts of innovative forms — countertops with built-in water features and fiber-optic lighting, terrazzo-look floors and table-tops that resemble stone.

And none of them looks anything like your driveway.

Concrete has taken a creative leap in recent years, partly because of improvements in materials and techniques, and partly because of imaginative minds.

Such creations as a wine cellar in faux stucco and brick, a garden walkway embedded with a leaf design, and bar tops accented with stream beds and waterfalls. One of those bar tops featured a stream flowing with what looked like spilled wine.

Concrete presents almost limitless decorative possibilities, they said. It can be formed into slabs, vessels and other shapes. It can be scored or sandblasted. Existing concrete can be polished and dyed or resurfaced with a thin layer of new concrete.

And because of the custom work that goes into them, the resulting products are unique.

Concrete is for very open-minded, artistic people. If you want something cookie-cutter, this isn’t yours.

Reviving existing, plain concrete floor in the main part of the store by grinding down the top to reveal the granular aggregate, which produces a look similar to terrazzo. Then scoring a design into the concrete, dyed each section of the design a different color and polished the floor to enhance its appearance. A logo, a depiction of a guava, was being sandblasted into the surface.

Concrete, whether for countertops or cinder blocks, is made pretty much the same way, by combining cement, water and some type of aggregate, such as sand or gravel. Concrete used for decorative purposes sometimes contains a more attractive type of aggregate. And the concrete may contain additives and have reinforcements embedded that make it stronger, more flexible and less porous.

Concrete is durable and environmentally friendly, but it’s not necessarily cheap — at least not in its more innovative forms. A new concrete countertop, for example, typically costs about the same as granite or cultured stone.

That’s because of the labor involved, the contractors explained. The materials are inexpensive, but the construction of forms, the creation of special accents, and the application of colors and finishes all increase the cost.

Much of the variation in the look of decorative concrete comes in how it’s colored. Dying concrete produces a fairly uniform appearance; hand-applied stains can create more artistic variations. Colors can be added to the finishes, too.

Concrete is porous, so some type of finish is typically applied to seal and protect it. Epoxies produce a hard surface that can be glossy or matte but can yellow with exposure to sunlight, so they’re often used for indoor applications such as floors and tabletops. Professional-quality sealers are often applied to guard against stains both indoors and outdoors, and to protect against the punishing conditions outdoors. Wax gives a more natural, low-luster look and is easy to repair.

Concrete can be expected to last the life of a building, and if you ever get sick of it, you can grind it down and dye it a different color.

And by that time, who knows what the possibilities will be?

Call (206) 501 dash 3931 for your free commercial or residential concrete floor or concrete countertop resurfacing estimate today.

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