Stamped Concrete Colorado Springs
Beautify With Stamped Concrete Colorado Springs
Many people know that concrete is a durable, sustainable, cost effective construction material, but are simply turned off by the flat, grey appearance of the finished product. They turn to natural stone ranging from cobblestone to flag and fieldstone to slate, granite, and increasingly scarce Colorado bluestone to have the look they seek with colors that blend into the Colorado vernacular architecture locally preferred. Natural stone, while beautiful and durable, is very expensive, costly to get installed, and sometimes comes with its own challenges for surface durability, resisting stains and flaking, and other issues. It is also not a sustainable resource, a challenge for many local residents who take great pride in helping Colorado maintain the natural beauty and environment in as healthy a manner as possible.
Concrete Contractor Colorado Springs has a potential solution to both using up the resource and the significant expense with a natural composition, durable product that can be made to look like stone, brick, parquet, and a variety of textures and patterns ranging from reed, leaf, bark and burlap imprint. The solution is concrete, and not the old, flat grey concrete you are used to seeing. Stained concrete Colorado Springs installs can be dyed, stained, stamped, and patterned to achieve remarkably realistic results to mimic many varieties of stone and natural facings at a fraction of the cost and time it takes to do an installation of real stone. Stamped concrete is durable, and the stain and dye used to color concrete is fade and sun resistant, holds up to chemical treatments, and can be colored to match or blend in with your décor. It is an economical, practical, smart alternative to natural stone.
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Decorative Concrete Colorado Springs Adds Appeal & Value
Concrete installations in general tend to add value to your property, due in part to the durability of the product. Decorative concrete is even more so a positive addition to your home or business, especially if the combination of stamping and concrete stain Colorado Springs traditionally installs is a good match for the style of your home, the coloration, and matches well to the surroundings. We have had customers use everything from coins to children’s blocks to imprint and pattern concrete to make it decorative. Popular natural materials are straw, leaves, and flowers. Hand application of surface coloring can create a unique look for your property, making a stand out addition that catches attention when you have guests or go to sell your house. Call us or send in the online contact form, and let us know you are considering decorative concrete work at your place. We will set up an appointment and bring samples and information about patterns and coloration we think can complement your project. Stamped and dyed concrete is a good, economical alternative to natural stone while allowing designs that go well above and beyond to create a signature look for your home or store. Let’s start the design process so you can have the pleasure of seeing how beautiful concrete can actually become.
Concrete Stamping & Stamped Overlay
Stamping concrete is a highly popular system. However, there is a difference between concrete stamping and a stamped overlay. The first one is the process of stamping a newly installed slab. This is an alternative to topping the slab off with tile, stone, or any other paving material. An overlay, on the other hand, is a concrete resurfacing system done on an existing slab. About ⅛ inch of material is applied and then stamped to the desired design.
Advantages of Stamped Overlay
- A stamped overlay helps repair surface damage and restore the slab, extending its lifespan.
- It offers a wide range of patterns, such as ashlar, herringbone, and European fan. There are also patterns that replicate high-end paving options, such as natural stone and pavers.
- This overlay can be stained for a more decorative look or to make replication more realistic.
- It is a more affordable decorative option as compared to other paving materials.
- It is a quick yet highly efficient fix as compared to removing and replacing the slab.
- A stamped concrete driveway, pool deck or patio is easy to clean and maintain.
One of the best ways to add some spice to their current layout is stamped concrete overlay. Here’s a brief look at the installation process:
Step 1: Installing a concrete overlay starts out by completely washing the surface area with a power washer.
Step 2: Once the area has been thoroughly cleansed, an overlay mixture is created and then laid into place.
Step 3: The surface area is then stamped and given the proper amount of time to cure, which is usually within a few days. For new slabs, the surface is stamped after it has been laid down and leveled.
Step 4: Any customization is done after the entire surface as dried and cured completely.
Popular Textures, Patters, And Designs
The most popular patterns for stamped concrete are:
- Fractured Slate
- Running Brick
- European Fan
- And more…
You can also stain the surface to give it more personality. The process of stamping is cost-effective. It can transform patios and other concrete surfaces.
Cost of Decorative Stamped Overlays
The average rate for stamping concrete in Colorado Springs CO is somewhere between $4 to $6 per square foot. The exact rate will depend on several factors, such as how wide the concrete space is, the complexity level of the pattern, how much surface preparation or repair is needed prior to installation, and any additional services needed to acquire the look desired.
Manual staining on natural stone patterns may also incur extra if it involves multiple stain colors.
Popular Stamped Concrete Patterns
Texture Description: A traditional lightly textured cobblestone pattern.
Ashlar Cut Slate
Texture Description: Stones with a slate surface, in an Ashlar pattern.
Texture Description: Heavily textured random fieldstones.
Texture Description: Combining multiple wood grains to offer a bold, pronounced, exposed grain texture with six-inch wide planks.
Running Bond New Brick
Texture Description:A running bond pattern with smooth joints.
Herringbone New Brick
Texture Description: A wire-cut common brick texture with sharp corners and few indentations or irregularities over the surface.
Texture Description: Stones of various shapes and sizes laid in an Ashlar pattern, with the slate texture.
Texture Description: An elegant European fan pattern, consisting of slightly curved rectangular slate stones.
Fractured Cyprus Slate
Texture Description: Heavy in texture, the joints have a fractured split edge.
Stone of Athens
Texture Description: Limestone, marble and granite are all used next to each other detailing the fi ne craftsmanship of ancient Greece.
Rough Stone Texture
Texture Description: A natural stone texture characterized by a continuous coarse surface.
Sanded Slate Texture
Texture Description: Similar to a slate texture with the addition of a lightly sanded appearance across the entire texture field.