Imprinted Concrete Mansfield
Tarmac Driveways Mansfield is the Nottinghamshire’s most trusted installer of Patterned Concrete driveways and patios. There are offices across the East Midlands. We are known for being the leading supplier of pattern-imprinted concrete materials. We have a reputation for being trustworthy and professional throughout the entire installation process.
Our customers receive a friendly and professional service. We strive to be the best. Our skilled professionals transform driveways, patios and paths in your home. Our work will add beauty and value to the property within days.
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Patterned Imprinted Concrete
Patterned imprinted concrete is a new skill technique. This method uses colours and patterns to decorate concrete driveways, patios, and paths. This gives concrete the appearance of natural materials like stone, slate, and timber. This eliminates the associated high costs of natural products.
Patterned concrete offers a unique product with minimal maintenance. It performs far better than alternative products such as block pavers, flagstones, tarmac or flagstones. Many problems can be eliminated by using a dolomite subbase and four inches fibre reinforced concrete. These issues include sinking and weeds as well as moss. Alternative products are available. With wooden decked patios, block paving is possible. Wood rot and pest management are also issues.
Why Decorative Imprinted Concrete?
Our custom concrete installations are the best combination of beauty and strength. KFC and McDonald’s are two examples of companies that use decorative imprinted concrete. They can resurface their drive-thru parking lots or customer parking areas.
We offer a wide selection of domestic and commercial floor installation and resurfacing options. Each option is capable of providing durability and performance.
Our services include concrete staining on new installations, concrete stains, repair of imprinted concrete surface, maintenance, and a free lifetime resealing.
Our domestic concrete applications are great for:
- Any new residential development project;
- Poolside paving construction
- If you see areas that are in dire need of some attention, please let us know.
- Concrete surfaces can be waterproofed or stained.
- Fixing cracks
- For warehouses, functional concrete floor coatings
- Resurfacing of formerly built-up areas
- Resurfacing interior floor spaces;
- Outdoor areas with high footfall and vehicular traffic;
- Create firm, non-slip surfaces
Our domestic decorative concrete service has many benefits
- It’s economical.
- Durable and long-lasting
- It’s ideal for both small and large areas.
- Use indoor and outdoor.
- It’s extremely energy efficient.
- Our products & services support local industry
- Perfect for the UK climate
- Beautiful and customizable with different textures.
- Slip resistant, waterproof, fireproof
- It’s simple to maintain and resists oil rust, mould and tire marks.
- Resist peeling and chipping, fading, subsidence.
The decorative concrete and domestic imprinted surfaces are available in many different colours and textures. This allows you to create a unique look and feel.
Our resurfacing method is a non-traditional decorative impression process based on concrete. It can be applied to any surface such as brick, stone, slate and marble.
Our imprinted concrete surfaces are extremely durable and require little maintenance.
The pattern-imprinted concrete surface can be cost-effective and will enhance the appearance and quality of your floor.
What is Pattern Imprinted Concrete?
To simplify, patterned concrete (also called stamped concrete) is made by pouring concrete on top of a subbase. Then a colour is added and a hardener is added. This is very different from traditional concreting where blocks were used to create your finish.
The pattern is applied after the concrete has drained. There are many prints you can choose from. The most common include brickwork, textured stones, and ashlar. For driveway lining, patterned concrete is a popular option for domestic properties.
Good quality print
The quality and durability of the concrete printed is crucial. Laying fresh concrete takes extreme care and dedication. Otherwise, the concrete will become inconsistent and cause a poor floor.
In most cases, contractors would use six to eight rigid printing matsa along with one flexible mat in each set. To span the narrowest part of the driveway, six mats will be required. Flexible mats, on the other hand, are used to access print areas and print in places where the rigid mats won’t.
Although most printing mats measure 600x600mm in size, it is possible to order matts up to 600x600mm.
When installing imprinted concrete, it is important to keep in mind the color consistency to ensure your flooring achieves what you want. Colour surface hardener is the main component of patterned concrete. Antique release agents are also important.
The final result will be poor if the colour top coater is not applied correctly or it isn’t sufficient. This is particularly noticeable in larger commercial jobs such as retail shop flooring.
Concrete deliveries will be required for large commercial jobs. Each concrete mix will have slight colour differences. The job of the surface hardener, when applied, is to match the colours. This is ideal if you have a larger job that takes more than a few hours to complete.
Ensuring Long-Term Durability
The sub-stone base material must be combined with the subgrade (the subgrade, which could be soil, stones, etc.) to ensure that concrete floors will not crack.
Additionally, the concrete mix used plays a significant role in ensuring the structural integrity is maintained for years to follow.
This is especially important in areas that receive high traffic such as driveways or multi-storey garages.
Reduce the Chance of the Concrete Cracking
Patterned concrete driveways should contain 300kgs or more cement per cubic meter.
You will need to use 350-380kgs for cold weather.
To increase the floor’s durability, resistance to weather and wear, you can add an air entertaining agent.
Reducing Maintenance & Maximising Results
You can enhance the overall appearance of patterned cement by applying an acrylic sealant that is solvent-based (only once dry). Water-based acrylics can be more difficult to use on patterned concrete, so avoid them.
The sealant can be used every four-years to preserve the look of your patterned concrete.
Although this is not a requirement, it will preserve your driveway (or other patterned concrete) for many more years.