Stamped concrete overlays are a great way to convert an existing slab into a work of art. Stamped overlay gives you the option of resurfacing concrete and making it look like stone, wood, texture, brick or a mixture of all. You can choose from many integral colors or acid stain. It is an upgrade that can add resale value to one’s home or business, providing a return on investment.
Custom Design & Scoring
Every design that we do for our customers has a different look. We truly want your design to be one of a kind. We specialize in every design, and we love for our customers to participate in making their thoughts a reality. We can score custom pattern(s) of your choosing such as stars, borders, circles or even a pattern you have designed.
Coating & Garage Floors
The porous materials that concrete is made of can succumb to extreme abuse, such as tire traffic, exposure to harsh chemicals and deicing salts, and frequent moisture contact. Garage floor coating gives an extra layer of protection it needs to endure constant wear and tear. It’s not only upgrade the look of the floor, they also increase resiliency to stains and tire marks and hide minor imperfections.
Most acid stains are a mixture of water, hydrochloric acid, and acid-soluble metallic salts. The acid in the stain lightly etches the surface, allowing the metallic salts to penetrate more easily. Once the stain reacts, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete and won’t fade, chip off, or peel away. Like stains for wood, acid-based stains are translucent and the color they produce will vary depending on the color and condition of the substrate they are applied to.
Cleaning and Re-sealing
Your stamped or decorative colored concrete should be periodically resealed to protect the investment that you have made. Resealing protects the surface from being stained by oil, dirt, grass cuttings, mold, rust and also protects against harmful ultra-violet rays that can fade the color. Our process for resealing stamped or stain colored concrete is recognized by our clients for its long lasting properties. On average our sealer lasts for approximately 3-4 years before we are called back to re-seal your stamped concrete.
Micro Toppings & Skim Coats
Cement-based micro toppings and skim coats can be used both indoors and outdoors to provide a clean canvas for decorative treatments, such as stains, dyes and stenciled patterns. Some systems come pre-tinted in a wide range of colors, while others can be custom tinted by mixing in the desired amount of liquid coloring agent. Interesting color variations can be achieved by applying layers of different hues. The overlay will be about 1/8 inch thick and can stand up to freeze and thaw conditions well.
With today’s decorative overlays, it’s easy to give almost any concrete surface, indoors or out, a complete face-lift and at a much lower cost than removal and replacement. The real challenge is choosing from among the many resurfacing products available and the diverse array of decorative finishes possible. There are multiple options available for achieving any look imaginable with a concrete overlay.