“It seems that technology is creating a new and exciting twist in the traditional remodeling process. In the past, if you wanted to change a floor or patio, you generally had to tear out the entire floor and start from scratch, but now, with the introduction of a polymer-modified concrete over- layment system called Granicrete, a homeowner can turn old, worn and ugly concrete into custom stone finishes,” says Ann Gigstead, Owner of Capitol Custom Curb.
Inside & Out: Something New Under The Sun
Granicrete is a new product that can be used as an interior flooring replacement for both residential and commercial applications, as well as externally for a variety of purposes including pools, patios and walkways. The value of Granicrete is that it has a wide range of stone types and the coloring is unlimited. This gives homeowners a number of options that they didn’t have before. Exterior application benefits include:
♦ Large tile or stone at no additional cost
♦ Outdoor flooring can be up to 40° F cooler than concrete
♦ Repels stains such as pet urine, juice, and wine
♦ Easy to clean and maintain
♦ Easy to repair and color match
Interior Residential And Commercial Applications benefits include:
♦ Frequently used as an inexpensive upgrade from carpet, tile and linoleum floors
♦ It’s a great alternative for custom homes considering 24″, 36″, and even 24″ x 48″ tiles
♦ A great flooring option because it does not require “super-flat” concrete floors (that are often unobtainable)
♦ Eliminates the need for wider grout lines that are subject to cracking and staining
♦ The look has been called “stunning & affluent” with an affordable price
♦ Low maintenance requirements
♦ and it is stain resistant
“Because the entire look and feel of a room, house or yard can be transformed with Granicrete without a monumental undertaking, we have a great opportunity to create a major shift in people’s home without breaking the bank,” says Gigstead.
Granicrete can be installed with popular looks such as flagstone, slate, Saltillo tile, brick, travertine, as well as various wood finishes. Areas where Granicrete can have a visually high impact include pool decking, patios, driveways, walkways, entries and garage floors. You should be very happy with the result of using this new versatile product.