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StoneFX are Concrete Overlays specialists providing Concrete Overlay work all over the Greater Houston area. Let us show you samples of what we can do.

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Concrete overlay refers to a thin layer of concrete or a polymer-modified concrete material applied over an existing concrete surface to restore or improve its appearance, structural integrity, and performance. Here’s a detailed overview of concrete overlays:

Types of Concrete Overlays

  1. Bonded Overlay:

    • Applied directly to the existing concrete surface.

    • Ensures the overlay bonds to the original concrete to create a monolithic surface.

  2. Unbonded Overlay:

    • Separated from the existing concrete by a bond breaker or interlayer.

    • Used when the existing concrete is not structurally sound.

  3. Microtoppings:

    • Thin layers, usually less than 1/4 inch thick.

    • Suitable for decorative purposes and minor repairs.

  4. Self-leveling Overlays:

    • Flowable materials that self-level to create a smooth surface.

    • Ideal for surfaces that require a flat, even finish.

  5. Polymer-modified Overlays:

    • Incorporate polymers to enhance bonding, flexibility, and durability.

    • Suitable for areas with high traffic or extreme conditions.

Benefits of Concrete Overlays

  1. Aesthetic Enhancement:

    • Can mimic the appearance of stone, brick, tile, or wood.

    • Available in various colors, patterns, and textures.

  2. Durability and Strength:

    • Improves the structural integrity of existing concrete.

    • Resistant to wear, chemicals, and environmental factors.

  3. Cost-effective:

    • Less expensive than replacing the entire concrete slab.

    • Extends the life of the existing concrete.

  4. Quick Installation:

    • Faster application compared to full slab replacement.

    • Minimizes downtime for the area being resurfaced.

  5. Eco-friendly:

    • Reduces waste by reusing the existing concrete substrate.

    • Lower carbon footprint compared to new concrete production.

Application Process

  1. Surface Preparation:

    • Clean the existing concrete to remove dirt, oil, and debris.

    • Repair cracks and patch damaged areas.

    • Roughen the surface to improve bonding (usually by grinding or sandblasting).

  2. Mixing the Overlay Material:

    • Mix according to manufacturer’s instructions.

    • Ensure the correct consistency for the specific type of overlay.

  3. Applying the Overlay:

    • Use tools such as trowels, squeegees, or sprayers.

    • Apply evenly to avoid lumps and ensure a uniform finish.

    • Decorative finishes can be added using stamps, stencils, or dyes.

  4. Curing:

    • Allow the overlay to cure according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

    • Protect the surface from extreme weather during curing.

  5. Sealing:

    • Apply a sealer to protect the overlay from stains, moisture, and wear.

    • Enhance the appearance and longevity of the overlay.

Common Uses

  • Driveways and Sidewalks:

    • Improve durability and appearance.

  • Patios and Pool Decks:

    • Enhance aesthetics and slip resistance.

  • Commercial Floors:

    • Create attractive, durable surfaces in retail spaces, restaurants, and warehouses.

  • Interior Floors:

    • Offer decorative and easy-to-maintain options for residential interiors.


  • Regular Cleaning:

    • Sweep and wash the surface to remove debris and prevent staining.

  • Periodic Sealing:

    • Reapply sealer as needed to maintain protection and appearance.

  • Repairs:

    • Address minor cracks or damage promptly to prevent further deterioration.

Concrete overlays provide a versatile solution for rejuvenating old or damaged concrete surfaces, offering both functional and aesthetic improvements

Since 2006 StoneFX has installed Concrete Overlays in a variety of styles and finishes. Let us show you some ideas styles that may be perfectly suited for your project.

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