There are hundreds of enjoyable activities one can do outdoors. Houston’s mild weather all year round makes it ideal to hang out on patios with stamped concrete. It gives residents the opportunity to get a breath of fresh air without having to leave home. A stamped overlay over a patio can instantly make the lounging area attractive, relaxing, and functional.
What is Stamped Overlay?
It is one of the highly recommended applications that renew old cement surfaces on patios, driveways, pool decks, and more. Unlike stamping where the newly poured concrete is stamped, an overlay is spread on top of an existing slab and then imprinted with patterns using stamp mats. It can mimic the look of high-end paving materials like brick, tile, flagstone, slate, and more. Staining the application can make it look more realistic and connected to the exterior style of a home.
How is it Installed?
Installing the overlay is quite simple but results are highly efficient and durable. Here is a short glimpse into the installation process of a professional concrete contractor in Houston:
- The existing slab undergoes surface preparation, including repairs if needed.
- The coating is mixed and then evenly applied on the surface with a trowel.
- After it has been applied, stamp mats with a specific pattern chosen by the customer are placed on top of it and then tapped just strong enough to make an imprint.
- If the pattern chosen is a custom stone pattern, the installer adds custom scorelines to make it look more realistic.
- The mat is removed and the overlay is left to cure and dry.
- If the project calls for color, stains can either be sprayed or applied manually.
- A sealer is applied ideally to lock the design and colors while providing a protective layer to the surface.
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When it comes to exceptional workmanship, no one does it better than Bullion Coatings. We specialize in decorative concrete solutions for both residential and commercial locations. Our employees are experienced and kept updated about the latest trends in stamping. Interested in resurfacing your patio, pool deck or driveway? We are the superior choice. Treat your floor to something special. Call us today for a FREE consultation and price quote.