How Patterned & Textured Concrete Can Transform Your Home Or Business In San Diego

July 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm | Category: Textured Concrete

stamped_concreteConcrete stamping has been around for some time now. It is used to create the look of brick, stone, tile, or wood on a concrete surface. Need new flooring in your home? Want a natural stone patio without all the expense of the real thing? Want an inexpensive but durable floor for your retail business? Stamped concrete is the answer.

Property owners everywhere are discovering how beautiful their old boring concrete looks after professional concrete stamping. If the service provider has enough experience, they can use patterns and textures with color to create a beautiful new surface that looks incredibly like the real thing.

Be careful who you choose to do the work, however, because the proof is in the pudding. And, the surface will be relatively permanent if well-kept so you want it to look as great as possible and then keep it that way!

Our hardscaping experts at Goonst Hardscapes resurface concrete all the time, so we thought we’d put together a few tips about patterned and textured concrete for you to review.

 

Why You Will Love Patterned & Textured Concrete

Wherever you have a concrete surface, you can pretty much expect that concrete stamping is an option. Because there is very little dust or mess during and after the project, this technique can be used on both the interior and exterior of your home or commercial building. This method is used to create designs into a new surface for the concrete, so the end result looks as if the stone or brick were set in by a mason.

It’s no wonder that there’s a growing trend for patterned and textured concrete. The end results are unbeatable. While there are plenty of reasons to choose decorative concrete for your home or business, here are some of the best:

  1. It hides or disguises cracks and repairs in concrete.
  2. It saves time and money by resurfacing concrete that is already in place.
  3. There is minimal ongoing maintenance required.
  4. The surface is extremely easy to care for and resists stains.
  5. It’s permanent. You don’t have to worry about touch-ups or replacement every few years
  6. If the sealant is reapplied as necessary, the surface is extremely durable and long-lasting.

 

 

What To Expect From Patterned & Textured Concrete

When it comes to strength and durability, concrete is one of the most durable materials. However, it can succumb to age, moisture, and impacts if it is not properly sealed. With a new surface applied which is patterned and textured, the concrete structure underneath will be well sealed and protected.

During application, the hardscaping professional applies a durable sealant after the stamping. This sealant protects and waterproofs the concrete for even greater durability.

Concrete texturing has been around a long time. It is only until recently that advances in coloration and texture imprinting have made it a truly viable choice for the discerning homeowner and commercial building owner. In the past, it was less than satisfactory because it was aesthetically substandard. Today, the techniques create works of art out plain, old concrete floors.

The concrete itself has been textured and colored. It is then applied as a coating which is stamped into patterns. It is still the durable concrete you know but is also much more pleasing to the eye. This material is beginning to be quite common in homes as well as businesses for an upscale design that’s much more affordable.

 

Key Areas For Patterned & Textured Concrete

Any concrete surface can be resurfaced with an application of patterned and textured concrete. Do you have a swimming pool with a concrete pool surround? Do you have a concrete retaining wall? Is your driveway made of concrete? Do the patio and entryway look dull and boring? These decorative concrete surfaces look great in any entry way, garage, foyer, or room.

There is nothing more amazing than the transformation that will take place in large areas. Say, for instance, that you have your driveway and the entryway to the home patterned and textured. This process will not only add great curb appeal, it will also add value to your property.

 

If you have questions about Patterned & Textured Concrete in San Diego, please call Goonst Hardscapes at (858) 750-5098 or complete our online request form.