With a solid 40-year history of service in the Los Angeles area and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Decorative Concrete Surfaces has the skill and experience to create the perfect stamped concrete showpiece to enhance your home or business landscape. As a trusted contractor, we stand behind the quality and artistic value of our work.
The style of your Los Angeles home or business competes with the appeal of Beverly Hills mansions and the glamour of Hollywood Boulevard, so even your patio deserves star treatment. One cost-effective way to make your space a show-stopper is to start with what’s underfoot.
Traditional Concrete Stamping vs. Stamp Overlays
While both concrete stamping and concrete stamp overlays are decorative options for concrete surfaces, there is a slight difference. Traditional concrete stamping can only be done on newly poured slabs. After the mix has been poured and leveled, the installer immediately applies the stamp mats and presses it down until all sections get an imprint of the desired pattern. Stamped overlays, on the other hand, are installed on existing concrete surfaces by creating a new layer on top of the concrete to be stamped. For example, if you want a new look on the patio or if you want to cover up some minimal surface blemishes, an overlay is recommended as it is installed on the surface and then stamped with the desired design.
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Stamped Concrete Overlay: How to Install It
The look of natural stone doesn’t have to be expensive. Stamped overlays add textured patterns and colors to existing floor surfaces. With proper installation, this stylish option will last for many years to come.
- Step 1: First, the surface is cleaned and any necessary repairs are performed.
Step 2: A thin layer of the overlay is applied and spread evenly across the surface.
Step 3: While the overlay is soft, a stamp mat is used to imprint desired stamped concrete patterns, creating a likeness to stone, brick, pavers, and more.
Step 4: If desired, the stamped surface is stained to make it look more realistic. A durable sealer protects the surface from water, chemical stains, and extreme temperatures. The result is a beautiful resurfaced concrete driveway, deck or patio that renews your home’s appearance and inspires fresh decorating ideas. Textured stamping applications range from garage floor to concrete pool deck; almost any look is achievable.
Patterned & Textured Overlays: An Upscale Look with Practical Benefits
Patterned surfaces offer many benefits:
- Stamped surfaces are resistant to traffic-related wear and tear and perform well in any environment.
- Practicality and elegance make stamped overlay a wise investment that increases your property’s market value.
- It requires minimal cleaning and maintenance.
- A stamped overlay is a highly recommended solution for covering up minor surface damage and blemishes.
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For over 30 years, Decorative Concrete Surfaces has been at the forefront of top quality resurfacing, refinishing, and repair solutions for both residential and commercial locations in Los Angeles, CA. We specialize in installing stamped concrete overlays for patios, pool decks, driveways, front entryways, and other outdoor surfaces.
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