Concrete overlays go all the way back to the 1960s when chemical engineers from some of the larger, well known chemical companies began to experiment with acrylic paint resins as modifiers for cement and sand mixes. The result was a thin cementitious topping material that would adhere to concrete surfaces and provide a newly resurfaced coating to restore the worn surface.
Concrete has transformed from bare-bone utilitarian to chic and it is growing in popularity as more homeowners realize the benefits of decorative concrete. Not only is it an environmentally friendly choice but is affordable and versatile. It is trendy, sleek, and extremely durable and now is available in an array of colors, stains, textures, and finishes. Whether you want to cover up surface imperfections or simply make your plain concrete slab look customized and beautiful, a concrete overlay can fix almost anything. The diverse array of finishes and possibilities is endless.