Decorative Concrete Contractors – Local Areas We Serve
Decocrete specializes in decorative concrete staining, self leveling concrete, micro-toppings, and epoxy coatings in the tri – state local area including NYC, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and in New Jersey, Jersey City, Hoboken and surrounding areas.
The Difference Between Cement And Concrete
So is it a cement floor you want or a concrete floor that you want? In general terms, the word cement refers to any kind of binder that tightly holds other materials together. Concrete, on the other hand, is a mixture of materials like sand, gravel, and small rocks combined with any type of cement and water. The concoction is then allowed to dry and harden.
Basically, concrete is the stone-like structure formed after cement and other materials are mixed together. The cement is just a part of the recipe.Cement has been used as a binder of materiel for millenia. No one knows for sure who first came up with the idea to use a cement substance to bind materials together to make concrete, bricks, and other building materials. The process can be traced back to Ancient Macedonia, but was more widely popularized during the Roman Empire. Early forms of cement used things like lime and pozzolana, a type of volcanic ash. The Romans were able to produce massive structures like the Pantheon and the Roman aqueducts using this formula.
The most common type of modern cement is portland cement. Its fast drying times combined with its higher compression strength compared to other cements, makes it a great choice for use in concrete. Concrete is a mixture of cement, water, and aggregates. Given that concrete starts out as a semi-liquid, has great weather proof properties, and high strength, its applications for use in construction are almost endless. The benefits of concrete include its durability, fire-resistance, low maintenance, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. In fact, concrete is the most widely used man made material on earth.It’s easy to see why some people would use the terms cement and concrete interchangeably. One is a main ingredient in the other.
Whether you call it a cement floor or a concrete floor we will install one that is right for your space. We are cement floor and concrete floor contractors in the New York City and New Jersey area.