Concrete Driveway Sealer & Sidewalk Coatings
Make a fabulous first impression with concrete driveway and sidewalk coatings from Black Rhino Floors. If you already have a concrete driveway, you’re probably aware of the long term benefits of its durability and limited maintenance. However, you no longer have to live with the boring gray color! Today “concrete” has an incredible array of decorative options for residential floor coatings. Decorative concrete is one of the least expensive and affordable ways to deliver a beautiful appearance that either compliments or blends in with the rest of your properties hardscapes.
While “gray concrete” is still the most popular to be initially installed, many people are noticing the dazzling designs and great curb appeal that decorative concrete can add to the value of your home.
Black Rhino Floors has partnered with many of the globally recognized decorative finishes used in the concrete world. It doesn’t matter if you have a new or old sidewalk or driveway, our finishes will transform the appearance of the surface and your entire property. It is truly amazing to see the affect decorative sidewalks and driveways have on the appearance and the added value of the home.
If you’re looking to flip a home, these decorative elements will command a higher resale value as well as decrease the time your house is on the market with the added look and protection from our harsh Wisconsin weather.
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Why Beautify your Driveway or Sidewalks?
Imagine the curb appeal you will be adding to your property! Your investment to beautify your existing driveway or sidewalks concrete surfaces will be far less expensive than replacing it with new concrete, natural stone, brick or pavers. The lower price, combined with almost limitless UV stable stains, treatments, and artistic applications is the way to go, unless the existing surfaces are beyond repair. If this is the case and replacement is a must, we recommend budgeting some dollars to add the decorative finishes and sealers to protect your newly purchased investment.
Why Choose Black Rhino?
Black Rhino Floors from Hartford Wisconsin is trained and certified to use globally recognized concrete stains and floor systems to transform your surfaces. Our market focus the Metro Milwaukee area including communities such as; Hartford, West Bend, Erin, Hartland, Delafield, Oconomowoc, Mequon, Glendale, Bayside, River Hills, Shorewood, Grafton, Cedarburg, Elm Grove, Fox Point, Whitefish Bay, Muskego, Brookfield and beyond. Even if you are not in this area, we’d enjoy hearing about Your project so we can make it happen.
Why Stain your Concrete Driveways and Sidewalks?
Stains allow for subtle hints of color or bold design accents or even custom graphics. Concrete stains penetrate deep in the surface providing fade-resistance and permanent color, unlike paint which is topical and will eventually flake, chip or peel away.
Depending on the overall design and appearance you’d like to achieve you can choose from our acid-based or water-based stains. Acid based stains penetrate and react chemically with the concrete, creating natural color variations adding very cool, one of a kind character to your floor however the color selection is a little bit more limited to earth tones such as tans, browns, terracotta and soft blue-greens. If you like a more vibrant end result than I would recommend our water-based stains.
Acid-based stains are made up of inorganic metallic salts dissolved in an acid and water
solution. They penetrate into the surface and chemically react with the concrete, creating a permanent bond. Acid-based stains are generally translucent and create unique, one of a kind look since all concrete is different. In addition, because of the chemical reaction, it causes a cool marbling effect that looks like natural stone.
Both acid and water-based stains are penetrating and not topical, creating a very durable, long term finish. Since the stains are not topical, they won’t chip, crack or peel like paint would.
Water-based stains do not chemically react with the concrete, they fill in the pores of the surface coating with a pigment ranging from translucent to opaque depending on the product.
The two most significant differences between acid and water-based stains is because the water-based stain does not react with the concrete, the color is very uniform and consistent and typically very low odor or in VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and safer to apply since they are free of solvents and acids.
Considering a project? Allow our great staff to layout the best options for you to choose from. You will be delighted!
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