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We Are Currently Open and Serving Customers

By Surface FX in Announcements

(Updated 8/6/2020)


Our Store is Open for Business Monday-Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm.


Dear Valued Surface FX Customers,


We want you to be able to get your orders quickly and get to work. We would greatly appreciate if you could phone in your order and payment method, so we can expedite your order. Call 805-963-3126, ext 1


Our additional safety precautions include:



  • Filling all orders at our door: our showroom and floor are closed to the public.

  • Requiring all customer-facing employees to wear masks and gloves at all times.

  • Taking additional measures to clean and sanitize all of our facilities on a daily basis.


Please stay safe and healthy and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you.

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Stain vs Microtop? Working on Previously Stained Concrete Floors

Stain vs Microtop? Working on Previously Stained Concrete Floors
By Surface FX in Articles We Like, FAQs Santa Barbara Surface Materials

If you have a previously stained concrete floor that you want to revive, there are a number of things to consider before plunging into your project. Read through this article from Remodelista.comĀ -- the author talks with a number of concrete flooring experts and maps out what you should be considering before you invest either "major money or elbow grease."

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Is That Concrete? Decorative Finishes That Wow!

Is That Concrete? Decorative Finishes That Wow!
By Surface FX in Featured Articles, Decorative Concrete, Decorative Finishes

Thanks to decorative concrete coatings and techniques, a variety of colors, patterns and designs can be made to

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Wood Patio Floors: Decorative Concrete Looks Real AND Weathers Well!

Wood Patio Floors: Decorative Concrete Looks Real AND Weathers Well!
By Surface FX in Decorative Concrete, Waterproofing

Concrete overlays, stains and tools can be used in a near infinite number of combinations to create varying amounts of texture and vibrancy in your flooring surface to create looks you could never find in stores.

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Self-Leveling Concrete Toppings

Self-Leveling Concrete Toppings
By Surface FX in Articles We Like

You've seen concrete interior floors in such bad shape that your first thought was to rip them out and start over. But there’s an easier approach. Self-leveling toppings or overlayments can be poured over concrete surfaces you didn’t think were salvageable, saving time and money.

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Decorative Concrete - Stained, Stamped, Scored and Polished

Decorative Concrete - Stained, Stamped, Scored and Polished
By Surface FX in Featured Articles, Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete, also commonly referred to as architectural concrete, can most easily be described as any technique that alters what would be plain, grey concrete to be more aesthetically pleasing.

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The Art and Science Behind Exterior Deck Coatings

By Surface FX in Waterproofing

Exterior deck coatings, in particular, are often the first to fall into disrepair due to various sources of damages. That is why facility managers often set aside significant time and money for maintenance of exterior deck coatings.

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