Stamped concrete, commonly referred to as patterned stamped concrete or imprinted concrete, is concrete that is designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood. Colors and patterns for stamped cement are often chosen to blend with other stone, tile or patterned concrete elements at the residence. Complex designs incorporating steps, courtyards and foundations can be achieved when patterns are pressed into the concrete. Concrete provides the perfect canvas for creating and economical replica of more expensive materials, and yet still maintaining a very natural, authentic look.
A stamped overly offers all the aesthetic benefits of conventional stamped concrete but is applied over existing concrete. Stamped concrete overlays allow you to duplicate they beauty and texture of natural stone, brick, slate, wood and other materials without having to replace your concrete. Stamped overlays can be used on existing exterior surfaces. They are especially popular for refreshing the appearance of driveways, patios, walkways and pool decks.
Spray Texture consists of a series of polymer modified cement based coating that is bonded to new and old concrete with a variety of colors. It is unique concrete resurfacing technique that adds texture and color to an existing concrete structure adding only a quarter of an inch to the surface. The product is mildew, mold and stain resistant, making it easy to maintain. It is a non-slip surface and provides up to 25% cooler surface temperature than normal concrete. This Cementous product is excellent for pool decks, patios, driveways and various commercial applications.
Rock Salt Finish Concrete
Exposing concrete to salt isn’t always a bad thing, especially in the case of a rock salt finish – a traditional and easy method for adding subtle texture and skid resistance to plain or colored concrete. Considered a step above smooth or broom-finished concrete, a salt finish leaves a speckled pattern of shallow indentations on the concrete surface, similar to the appearance of slightly pitted, weathered rock. As the name implies, a salt finish is traditionally achieved with the same course rock salt sold for use in water softeners or as a deicer in winter. Concrete finishers broadcast the salt particles over wet concrete and then press the grains into the surface with a float or roller. After the concrete sets, a power washer is used to wash the salt away, revealing a speckled pattern of shallow indentations left by the dislodged salt particles.