Abbotsford Stamped Concrete
The Stamped Concrete Process Indepth
Texture Stamped Concrete
In this concrete job analysis, I’ll present our unique approach to the art of texture stamped concrete. Each project is one-of-a-kind, and I mean one-of-a-kind, due to the variety of stamped concrete types available, including slate , rough stone, and random stones. Each project is customized to the owner’s specifications and is completed custom in regards to project dimensions, unlike typical stamped mats. As a consequence, no two stamp concrete projects are identical.
Stamped concrete is made by imprinting a texture or pattern on wet concrete. This sample shows the imprinting of a rough stone texture, which will then be saw-cut into a pattern. Stamped concrete is poured similarly to conventional concrete slabs, with an emphasis on selecting an appropriate texture for the pattern that will be added later once the concrete has sufficiently cured.
Stamped Concrete patterns
The homeowner chose a design, which is a tough pattern to vut due to its off set style, but we like a challenge as you can see, it is a pattern of small and larger squares in a recurring way called Opa Locka.
These images demonstrate the final result of saw cutting the stamped concrete. The grouting lends realism to the stamped concrete, and the range of tints provides visual interest. Unlike many other designs, our unique texture stamped concrete leaves the surface beautifully textured and uniform across the slab.
Grouted Stamped Concrete
We approach concrete colours in a few basic ways. It may be as straightforward as receiving integrated colour from the concrete provider and having a dominant monotone tint for the pad. We may also create a different look with colour hardener, which is normally more vivid and it actually hardens the surface. We may also add numerous hues to the concrete, which is vital if you are seeking to replicate the look of actual stone. As you can see from our photographs, we employ different hues to generate the desired results.
The seven-color surface of this patio creates an ultra-realistic natural rock look. It’s a little frenzied before to its being saw cut. When the saw cut design is completed and grouted, it seems to be a collection of multicoloured natural rock slabs, providing an aesthetically pleasing surface. Additionally, the images show the concrete being grouted after the saw incisions. The owner chose an ashlar slate pattern, which was measured and installed to fit the patio perfectly.
Acid Stained Stamped Concrete Patio
This picture displays the completed sealed product, and you can see how the sealer not only preserves the stamped concrete, but also enhances the colours, producing an appealing concrete surface. The acid stained provides a rich rusty age leather impression to the patio, a look that can only be accomplished with acid staining.
Sealed Stamped Concrete
Not only does concrete sealing enhance the colour of ornamental concrete, it also protects it from stains. There are various benefits and disadvantages of concrete sealing concrete, with the advantages clearly outweighing the disadvantages. However, one disadvantage of stamp concrete is that it may make the surface slippery, which can be hazardous on slopes more than 5%. By putting sand over the freshly sealed concrete, the shine is removed and the sealant is somewhat profiled.
Rough stone texture used to give this stamped concrete driveway a rustic appearance and feel. We believed it would be a good option because of the considerable incline.
The driveway was separated into 3′ squares, anything more than that might interfere with the light washed design component running through the driveway.