Stamped Concrete Overlays
As it continues to increase in popularity, stamped concrete overlay offers the opportunity to create an image of expensive materials and artistic quality at a fraction of the cost or time necessary when using other materials. The imagination has no boundary when it comes to stamped concrete overlay as the options continue to expand yearly. Any look, texture or color can be created to match or compliment any setting; as such communication with the customer every step of the way is critical in successfully achieving the customers’ goals.
Also, an overlay is a wise alternative to pouring new concrete, 1/4” overlays can be poured over existing concrete, ever increasing in popularity, this allows customers to get a new look and feel for their existing concrete without the hassle of demolition and a whole new pour. It is necessary for the existing concrete to be in good condition, it has to be able to provide structural integrity for the overlay
The possibilities are endless with stamped concrete; nearly every pattern you can imagine can be recreated. From interlocking patterns, such as cobblestone or flagstone, to multiple textures, such as wood grain, rough stone or slate, stamped concrete can recreate any look. Further, with the addition of color hardeners and color releases, stamped concrete can be created to color match existing structures.
Sealing is a practical necessity for protecting your stamped concrete floor however, with incorporating different finishes to further personalize your job; it has become another example of the continually expanding opportunity to customize concrete. Examples of the different types of available finishes for sealers range from semi-gloss, to gloss, and even matte. Choosing the right one is that final touch that will become the protective barrier for your concrete while it provides the lens through which everyone views your concrete.