Pools & Patios

Stamped concrete, commonly referred to as patterned concrete, is concrete that is designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood. Stamped concrete can be used to beautify pool decks, driveways, entries, courtyards, patios, and more.

     

Due to the wide array of concrete patterns and colors available, and the cost of stamped concrete in relation to the materials it is a substitute for, the choice of stamped concrete is becoming more popular and frequent.​

 

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Stamped Concrete


Stamped concrete, commonly referred to as patterned concrete, is concrete that is designed to

resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood. Stamped concrete can be used to beautify

pool decks, driveways, entries, courtyards, patios, and more.
    

Due to the wide array of concrete patterns and colors available, and the cost of stamped concrete in

relation to the materials it is a substitute for, the choice of stamped concrete is becoming more popular

and frequent.
    

Colors and patterns for stamped concrete are often chosen to blend with other stone, tile or patterned

concrete elements at the residence. Complex designs incorporating steps, courtyards, and fountains

can be achieved. Stamped concrete can also be blended with other decorative concrete elements such

as exposed aggregate finishes and acid-etch staining, along with a particular pattern, such as running

bond brick, hexagonal tile, worn rock or stone. Concrete provides the perfect canvas for creating an

economical replica of more expensive materials, and yet still maintaining a very natural, authentic look.
 

•Interior floors
•Driveways
•Patios
•Walks
•Pool surrounds
•Outdoor living areas (fireplaces, kitchens, pizza ovens, etc.)



Stained Concrete
Staining concrete is one of the most popular applications for transforming concrete slabs. Homeowners, designers and builders are drawn to stained concrete because of the unique effect that can be achieved by combining colors and application techniques on cement flooring and other decorative concrete projects. The results are limited only by the creativity of those involved in the process. Concrete's porous qualities and neutral tone, make it the perfect blank canvas for topically applied color. Using acid-based chemical stains, you can achieve rich, earth-toned color schemes resembling natural stone, marble, wood, or even leather, giving a completely custom look to cement floors, driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, fireplace surrounds and more.
    

Acid stains can be applied to old or new concrete, plain or colored. Despite the term “acid,” acid is not the ingredient that colors the concrete. Metallic salts in an acidic, water-based solution react chemically with the lime in hardened concrete. 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. Each concrete slab will accept the stain in varying degrees of intensity, creating natural color variations that bring character and distinction to each project.
   

Each acid stain manufacturer carries a unique line of colors, though you will find them in a limited array of subtle earth tones, such as tans, browns, terra cottas, and soft blue-greens. You can expand your color palette by utilizing water- and solvent-based concrete dyes or water-based penetrating stains to produce pastel shades to vivid reds and blues.

 

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