Concrete Design, Lehigh Acres, FL
There was a point of time when everybody thought that all concrete could ever be good for was mortaring the base layer of walls and floors over which, better and more beautiful materials would be installed. But those days are gone, and it is now time for concrete to shine. Concrete flooring no longer invokes the image of the cheaply and hastily done floor of the storeroom that every single person wants to avoid. Concrete is now one of the most popular flooring choices, especially among people who not only value their money but also appreciate the importance of aesthetic and do not want to compromise either.
We value such customers at Suncoast Stamped Concrete. We strive to educate you about all the concrete resurfacing options you have, advise you about which one will best suit your house and present you with a wide range of concrete designs that you can choose from for your home sweet home.
What can we do with stained concrete?
There are a lot of ways to play around with concrete stains. You have acid stain concrete, that has an appeal yet unmatched among concrete staining techniques. The long life of acid stain concrete is definitely one of the reasons it is preferred. Acid stains use colored metallic salts dissolved in mineral acid, that reacts with the basic limestone in the cement used in concrete to produce beautiful concrete patterns. These are mostly abstract and the hues that are most prevalent are earthy, muted tones of brown, blue and green. As an environment-friendly alternative, water stain concrete was devised. In this method, pigments dissolved in water as a solvent is used on the concrete, leaving stains of many beautiful colors. We, at Suncoast Stamped Concrete, serving in the area of Lehigh Acres,Floridaensure the longest possible life for our printed concrete. The concrete surface must be prepped and primed to ensure penetration of the colors. Once the staining has been done, the concrete surface must now be sealed so that the colors hold to the concrete floor and last a long time without fading.
Is it possible to have concrete patterns in polished concrete?
With Suncoast Stamped Concrete, the possibilities of having concrete patterns, if you are getting a concrete polishing for your floor, are no different from those of concrete stains and textures, they are usually not that prevalent. The reason for this might be that people usually do not get polished concrete floors in their homes, especially if they have kids, pets or elders in the house. Polished concrete is quite slippery, and homeowners prefer not to take the chance. But if you are bold enough, you can definitely get patterned concrete polishing. You can use pigments to color the concrete beforehand so that after the polishing is done, you will get a beautiful hued polished concrete floor. You can also get a normal concrete overlay with concrete designs, and then have it polished to show off the pattern underneath the shiny polished surface. You can definitely try quirkier patterns and shapes if you are planning to build an office space in an avant-garde style and want to make a bold style statement.
What are my options with concrete overlay?
If you are getting a concrete overlay, it is going to be slightly less about pattern and more about texture. But that does not mean there is any less variety in concrete overlay options. In fact, we, at Suncoast Stamped Concrete, ensure that those who go for concrete overlay get as many choices to pick from as those who go for something where there is more space for creativity and customization, like stamped concrete. The most common techniques used to obtain the texture in concrete overlay are the spray technique and the knockdown technique. In the knockdown method, after the concrete has been splattered in a similar manner, the peaks and ridges in the concrete are knocked down to create a splotched texture of rough and smooth spots. Next comes the spray technique, here the finished concrete surface is splattered with a cement mixture to create droplet-like patterns all over the surface. Many finishes can be obtained from these two, by varying the coarseness of the concrete mixture, the period of curing allowed before knockdown is done, the force used in the splatter gun to apply the splatters, and the pressure used to knock down the high points in the concrete.
Why is stamped concrete better than any other option?
Just like there is no limit to what can be created by an artist, there is no limit to the concrete designs that can be created for a stamped concrete floor. Stamps can be used to create patterns that look like block printed concrete, by repeating a smaller pattern or motif on the whole concrete. You can also go for a less regular pattern using several different stamps. Stamps can even be used to produce unique textures in the concrete. With stamped concrete and concrete stains, Suncoast Stamped Concrete artists will even be able to do a concrete resurfacing that will look exactly like other flooring materials, like stone, tiles, wood, marble, travertine, quartzite and granite. Our handiwork is so good that no one will ever be able to tell that your floor is made of concrete and not the actual material. We pay utmost detail to texture and even the staining. But more amazing is how our contractors are able to recreate amazingly life-like depictions of fossils, beaches complete with seashells, pebbly surfaces or a forest floor simply by using some cement stamps and colors. You can even express your desire for some pattern or motif that you do not see in our vast catalog.We will try our best to produce what you want onto the floor of your home.
Gone are the days where people admired the patterns of tiles and marble as the ultimate luxury. Now, innovative and attention-grabbing patterns are in the hands of every family. When something as cost-effective and durable as concrete is given the boon of endless patterns and designs by Suncoast Stamped Concrete, why would you ever want to revert back to any other material?