Stamped Concrete Overlay: Enhance Concrete Surfaces, Affordably
Long gone are the days when you have to tear out your cement to get the beautiful look of stamped concrete. There is a new technique of transforming commercial and residential concrete spaces from plain old boring to luxurious, highly aesthetic surfaces. How? With Stamped Concrete Overlay, of course.
What is a Stamped Concrete Overlay?
A stamped overlay is a combination of Portland cement, silica sand, some cementitious hardeners, and adhesives. It is used to go on top of new or existing concrete patios, pool decks, or driveways to achieve a variety of decorative concrete looks. It is important to not confuse this with concrete stamping. This is done on a newly poured concrete slab whereas an overlay is installed on an existing concrete slab.
5-Day Stamped Concrete Overlay Installation
A professional concrete contractor can install a stamped overlay in approximately 5 days. Here is a rough summary of how the process goes:
1st Day: The surface is power washed and cleaned thoroughly.
2nd Day: While it is being air-dried, the surroundings are masked and protected to make sure that the product does not affect anything but the concrete slab. A primer coat is mixed and troweled down on the concrete surface.
3rd Day: The stamped overlay mix is prepared and then applied on the prepared slab. Patterns are incorporated on the overlay before it dries and hardens.
4th Day: The overlay is left to sit and dry.
5th Day: If the customer requests for it, concrete staining and sealing applications are done when the concrete overlay has cured completely.
Popular Stamped Concrete Patterns & Designs
Because of its beauty, cost-effectiveness and durability, the popularity of this application, has grown to unprecedented heights. There is an unlimited number of textures, patterns, designs and colors that are available to choose from. While there is always room for creativity, allowing home or business owners to come up with their own design or pattern, the top three most popular designs are:
- Hand-carved stone
- Slate pattern
- Random flagstone also called “seamless mat”
Are you ready to install a stamped concrete overlay? Call (636) 256-6733 today!
If you are looking for a rock solid concrete contractor in St Louis, MO who will get the job done right the first time, pick up your phone and call Decorative Concrete Resurfacing. We are a licensed, insured, and bonded concrete company that specializes in stamped concrete patios, pool decks, driveways, and more. We have been in the business for over 31 years so you can rest assured that we only provide top-notch solutions for all your concrete surfaces. Call us now for a FREE consultation and quote.