Stamped Finish Concrete
A Stamped finish is well known to be one of the most visually appealing concrete finishes. To achieve this finish, concrete finishers use rubber molded mats to stamp a pattern or texture onto the concrete while it is curing. In this process, timing is everything. The concrete must be cured enough to be able to bear the weight of the installer while they are standing on the mat, but must be soft and impressionable to be able to take the impression from the stamp. It is important to have an experienced and skilled crew to be able to manage the process with a high degree of quality and consistency.
We have completed many different stamped concrete jobs each with different conditions and sizes. We are confident in our ability to deliver a stunning stamped finish concrete pad for you.
Most of the time, stamped concrete will also have a colour added to the concrete mix. At our company, we generally use the Interstar colours. There are two main ways to add colour to concrete while it is being poured. 1) Spreading colour powder over the surface of the slab while it is curing, or 2) mix the colour powder throughout the mixed concrete.
We at Concrete Experts prefer to use the second method of adding colour called Integral Colour. It can be more expensive but it will last longer.
We have found that often when colour is spread over top, later on down the road the appearance can become inconsistent due to wear and tear. If you are experiencing this with your concrete, check out what we can do for your patchy concrete.
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Stamped vs Other Concrete Finishes
Stamped concrete provides the ultimate aesthetics. It is popular for its ability to replicate the elegance of natural materials while providing the benefits of concrete’s durability. It will require regular sealing, without which it is more prone to wear and tear compared to other finishes. If it does crack, the cracks can easily be disguised with wet-look epoxy crack repair! Ask our sales team for a full catalogue of available patterns!
Stamped concrete offers endless design possibilities. Broom finish concrete, on the other hand, provides a cost-effective, no-frills option that excels in functionality. Exposed agggregate is a middle ground between the two. With any of these options, we can bring a touch of elegance to your home, offering a diverse range of decorative possibilities to suit your unique project.
There is a large variety of concrete stamp patterns and textures that can be used. We own a few ourselves, and can install any stamp pattern that we can rent stamps for also. Some of the more popular varieties include cobble stone, ashlar’s slate, Slate texture. If you have a question about whether we can install a particular pattern or design of stamp please ask. The answer is likely to be yes!
We recommend sealing your stamped concrete as soon as it is placed and every few years after that. Over time, the elements and traffic from using the pad will start to wear down the top finish of the pad. A coat of sealer will help to preserve any surface level colour. We have a variety of sealers that we use depending on the application including a cure and seal specially purposed for decorative concrete. If you have questions about sealer please get in touch with us and ask to speak with our sealing manager for more in depth questions about sealing concrete.
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Custom Concrete Work: Exterior, Interior, and Special Projects
If you have an idea for concrete work, we would love to hear about it. We can help you if you want to renew your outdoor installation or restructure the layout of your backyard for example. Also if your driveway needs an update, we are your partner. Of course, we would also love to help you if you have a special project in mind. If you are looking for a reliable surface that is low-maintenance, concrete is an excellent choice. By using concrete in your upgrades, you will really improve your existing or planned outdoor decor.
If your concrete is in good enough condition, we may be able to repair it or raise/level the concrete using polyurethane foam. Click here to learn more.
Why Concrete Experts?
Concrete Experts is a well-known concrete installer in Calgary with the expertise to offer work that you will enjoy for years to come. We deliver projects that are nothing less than excellently finished, highly functional, and aesthetically appealing. Let us work with you to bring your concrete work to life, all while meeting your taste and staying within your desired budget. From start to finish you, will find our process efficient and proper. We hold ourselves to the highest standards!
The Concrete Experts Difference:
- Seasoned crew of finishers
- All our finishers follow CSA standards for custom concrete work.
- Our lead placer has over 35 years of experience.
- We ask a reasonable price and offer the highest quality.
- Our construction is lasting, with a warranty against spalling (surface degradation).
- We are attentive to our clients, with guaranteed communication and transparency throughout the process.