Info about stamped concrete and concrete resurfacing
Resurfacing interior or exterior concrete floors opens up worlds of design possibilities: from simple and economic skim coats to more elaborate stamps that really dress up an area. Whatever the end result, all are achieved through the application of a thin (1/8" to 1/4") coating of a special cement mix designed to stick to your floor. The standard term for this process is an "overlay" by which we mean we lay this material over your existing concrete in a thin coat. This gives us a great deal of flexibility in changing the appearance of your floors or repairing and renewing damaged concrete. The following are three of the most popular options for exterior concrete resurfacing. If you are looking for interior concrete resurfacing then the best option is a Microfinish Overlay.
Stamped Overlay - Stamping is the process of creating a stone-like appearance on your existing concrete. After thoroughly cleaning and preparing the surface, a 1/4" thick overlay is poured on to the floor and the stone appearance created by pressing a patterned rubber matt directly into it while it's still soft. Textures such as granite, sandstone, and roman slate can be created. Once the material has hardened, the final coloring is done through an acid or water staining. We also offer another service called patterned concrete in which the same stone-like appearance is created when a new concrete floor is being poured.
Trowel Downs - These are freehand random effects troweled (material is pushed around using a flat steel handle) directly into the overlay material while it is still wet.