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Stamped Concrete Vs. Stamp Overlay
Stamped Overlay – This decorative concrete application is also known as patterned, textured or imprinted overlay. This overlay is applied on existing concrete slabs to give it a renewed appearance. Without having to replace or remove the existing concrete, it is able to offer the same aesthetic benefits as stamped concrete. The main function is to update and restore concrete surfaces that have worn-out over time. It is applicable for stamp concrete patio and other surfaces like concrete driveways, walkways, pool decks, and entryways. With a wide range of installation areas, the design ideas are endless!
Concrete Stamping – Also known as stamped concrete is applied on newly poured concrete. The pattern is imprinted on the fresh concrete mix, unlike concrete overlay that needs existing concrete as a substrate to adhere to, existing slabs are removed before the application is performed.
Benefits of Stamped Overlay
It is a combination of Portland cement, silica sand, cementitious hardeners and an adhesive. This allows you to enjoy concrete that looks like wood and other stamp patterns and designs that are similar to the texture of more expensive materials like natural stone, limestone, flagstone, wood, pavers and bricks.
It gives commercial or residential property with a pleasing, low-cost alternative to replacing your existing concrete. Using this application also means less mess, less yard repair, and less demolition. It is also used to enhance the visual appeal of your home or business and to improve the function of any surfaces.
This technique has been used by home and business owners throughout Orange County, CA. In fact, many of the area’s most well-known landmarks, hotels, and other buildings utilize concrete overlays to provide a high-class look at a cheaper price.
How do you make stamped concrete overlays?
With the use of an overlay, there is no need to tear out existing concrete surfaces. Our professional stamp overlay company goes through a tried and tested process. that brings you quality flooring.
Step 1. Preparation. The first step is essential to ensure that the next steps will be successful. Grime, dirt, and even small cracks can ruin the adhesion of the stamp and even cause it to crack. Cleaning and priming will make the stamp last longer and apply better.
Step 2. Mixture. The High-quality coating material is churned until there is a smooth overlay mix. It
Step 3. Application. Squeegees and other equipment is then used to spread the coat all over the surface. From years of experience, we know the techniques to avoid creating unleveled areas. A thin finish is also applied afterwards.
Step 4. Stamping. Depending on your preference, the chosen stamp design will be applied using stamp mats. When the stamping looks satisfactory, it is left to dry for six hours.
Additional: You can opt to get it polished to smooth out any bumps. Staining is also a popular option (refer to image 2) to complement your pool or surroundings.
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A stamped overlay is a versatile application that makes a lasting impression on your surfaces. It can be used over new or old concrete surfaces and even on stucco, drywall, brick, stamp concrete patio, and many other surfaces.
Other commercial and residential areas where it is commonly installed by a stamp overlay company include concrete pool deck, concrete patios, driveways, walkways, retaining walls, hotel lobbies, entryways, airports, and restaurants.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does stamped concrete overlay cost?
A simple overlay will range from $3 to $7 per square foot but this is not always the case. Some prefer more intricate designs and colors. Others may have more damage on their concrete that will need thorough cleaning and sealing.
For high-end overlays, it can hike up to $20 per square foot. Don’t be afraid to get a quote or ask questions via our telephone number or quote form.
How thick is a stamped concrete overlay?
A stamped concrete overlay on average is about four inches thick. Some prefer it thicker at six inches while others want ultra thin overlays (below four inches). This of course, will depend on the type of imprint that you prefer.
Call a trusted stamp overlay company today to learn more about your options!
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