Category Archives: Stamped Concrete

The smoother the surface the better the result when compared to older worn floors

In terms of textured surface application, for example stamped concrete or stamped overlays, concrete stain will provides color depth and a beautifully realistic appearance to the surface. New concrete will require time for curing, which will be approximately three weeks after pouring, rinsing and scrubbing to remove any residue and laitance. Its recommended that you always do a reaction pre-test… (more…)

And a professional makeover can cost many thousands of dollars

So it is a wise move to maintain and protect the surface of your decorative concrete. After the initial application by your paving professional the only maintenance involved is annual top up coats for vehicular traffic and every 18 months for areas prone to foot traffic or covered areas. Two reasons other than the extra wear and tear from vehicles… (more…)

They are beginning to look at ways to use the concrete they already have and improve their lifestyle with the home they love

Businesses see the marketing potential in having their logos engraved on the doorstep or inside the lobby. Decorating existing concrete has been a quiet, secret option for too long. That has led to mystery and secret method stories about using concrete. Actually, decorative concrete is pretty straight forward. The name can fit concrete stamping, overlays, polishing, or engraving. Stamping concrete… (more…)

However, both of them were discovered few decades ago and both of them are widely popular these days

Well, the trend of using the renovating decoration right after setting the concrete is a recent one and has already gained attention of the both the experts and the home owners alike. Well, there are different options with which you can decorate your concrete. For example, the method called the stamp concrete was invented somewhat 50 years back from now.… (more…)

Some of the applications that are mimicked by using stamped concrete are brick, slate, flagstone, wood, and tile

The reason people use this type of process is so they can take advantage of the strengths that concrete has to offer while giving off a unique look. The overall look of this process can make your sidewalk, driveway, or any other area look higher end and make it stand out from the rest of the exterior of your home.… (more…)

Array of patterns and colorsWith an extensive palette of shades to choose from and hundreds of patterns available, decorative concrete offers unlimited design possibilities

And although you will pay bit more for decorative concrete, the amazing transformation will be well worth the investment. Speed of installationUnlike other conventional concrete, it can be poured or pumped into place without the need to trouble or replace the other units. This is one of the reasons why it has a longer life than concrete, which are produced… (more…)

Concrete also offers savings on labour costs and time because its installation is relatively easier than installing pavers, which require tedious site preparation as the base must be packed extremely well so the pieces will not settle

Visual Appeal Without question, pavers look a lot better than a plain grey concrete paving. The great thing is concrete is such a versatile material that many techniques can be done to it to completely transform its appearance. Being able to resemble real pavers is just one of the effects that can be achieved with concrete, without the price tag… (more…)

However, the materials used for these types of driveways can be outrageously expensive

However, there is a solution to creating a nice driveway at a reasonable price. There are some other trace minerals included to give the mixture some color. Labor costs can be pricey because it does take a bit of skill to properly finish the mixture. However, with some research and the proper tools, just about anyone can do it. Shovels,… (more…)

In fact, there are numerous methods that you can apply easily and conveniently

It is highly recommended that the surface is sealed with specifically designed sealers that are water and heat resistant as well as durable. These protective materials also allow for the easier and quicker cleaning and maintenance of this type of concrete. The different sealers have different composition. They protect the covered surface from the growth of any sort of fungi… (more…)

Initially they were used in existing concrete surfaces to repair cracks and other damage

Over the last twenty years, however, things have changed. They’re used on counter tops, floors, driveways and more, and concrete has been transformed. Generally overlay is used when the existing concrete is a poor candidate for decorative concrete coloring or staining. An overlay gives the surface a fresh, smooth look, and is perfect for delivering consistent, clean color and appeal.… (more…)