What is Stamped Concrete?
According to Wikipedia:
Stamped concrete is concrete that is patterned and/or textured or embossed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, and various other patterns and textures. Stamped concrete is commonly used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and interior flooring. The ability of stamped concrete to resemble other building materials makes stamped concrete a less expensive alternative to using those other authentic materials such as stone, slate or brick.
There are three procedures used in stamped concrete which separate it from other concrete procedures; the addition of a base color, the addition of an accent color, and stamping a pattern into the concrete. These three procedures provide stamped concrete with a color and shape similar to the natural building material. It also is longer lasting than paved stone, and still resembles the look.
Why Use Stamped Concrete?
Benefits of stamped concrete over actual natural stone or brick is most definitely cost. Stamped concrete is a surefire way to save money and time when remodeling or designing a space. Natural stone or brick takes a lot of time in labor to lay each piece then grout into place, with stamped concrete the concrete is poured, colored and then literally stamped into the design you chose.
What does GarageFloorCoating.com offer for Stamped Concrete?
GarageFloorCoating.com offers the best sealer on the market for your stamped concrete applications.
Stamped concrete, if done properly, is a beautiful accent to any home landscape. It offers a great look to any house used on and immediately increase the athsteics of any yard. Besides being very, very cost effective, stamped concrete has a weakness like most surfaces facing the wear and tear of mother nature, fading. Stamped concrete, after the initial installation has a wonderful look to it, this like with any surface outside is short lived. The UV radiation from the sun loves to drain the life from the surface of the stamped concrete. You are probably asking yourself what can be done to keep the look of the stamped concrete, well, a sealer is the best option available.
Sure, you could head straight to a store and buy and “over the counter” sealer and do it yourself and save a little bit of money, initially. The problem with consumer based sealers is they don’t last, it’s a cold but hard truth. You will be lucky to get a year out of a consumer sealer before you have to strip the stamped concrete and re-apply another sealer coat.
Unfortunately going to a commercial grade sealer won’t get you much better results. Most companies that will come and seal your concrete will use a commercial grade sealer, but these too have been proven to fail after a couple years of sun and chemical attacks beating down on it. GarageFloorCoating.com uses its exclusive Eco-CorFlex Hydro Poly sealer on every single sealing application that we do. Not just stamped concrete but, pavers, metals, plastics, flagstone, etc..
What makes Eco-CorFlex Hydro Poly Sealer Different?
The Eco-CorFlex Hydro Poly sealer is different than any other sealer on the market. It is not epoxy based and has been tested all over the country for the past 10 years. The sealer has proven to last from the Arizona sun and heat to the arctic climes in the north and east. The Hydro Poly will actually bring the life back into whatever surface you put it on. If your stamped concrete is faded from sun damage give us a call to give you a free quote on sealing your concrete and bringing the life back to it.