What Contractors Need to Know When Choosing Concrete Flooring Products

As a contractor, your clients rely on you to select the highest-quality products available and install them in their homes or businesses with precision. In order to do this, you need to have some basic information on hand when it comes time to purchase concrete flooring products. You will want to select durable products with a history of success that won’t be more expensive than your client’s budget allows for. To ensure that these products meet all of your requirements, you will need to know a few basic things when making your selection.

Expected Flooring Use

One of the most important things to know when choosing concrete flooring products is how the floor will be used. Residential properties, for example, tend to see less traffic than commercial ones, so the concrete does not need to be as sturdy. Industrial settings, on the other hand, need to be even stronger to withstand foot traffic as well as machinery. You will also need to be aware of whether the flooring will be inside or outside, as environmental conditions that can have a significant impact on the sealers used. Duraamen’s Perdure BE58, for example, is ideal for indoor use, while Perdure A03 can be effective outside as well.

Type of Project

Next, you need to know what type of project the client wants you to install, as Duraamen creates mixes and concrete floor products for particular uses. Skraffino, for example, is a skim coat designed for use with indoor concrete overlays. Pasto, on the other hand, was specifically created to be stampable for use creating stamped concrete. Selecting the right product for the desired task will make it easier for you, saving time so you can fit more projects into your schedule.

Available Colors and Finishes

Finally, you need to know what your client is looking for in terms of colors and finishes. Not all concretes will have the same color choices, so if your client wants a particular shade, you will need to limit your search. Even the finishing options you have, such as broom finishing or embossing, may be limited by the product you select.

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