If you’re building a new home or adding a new driveway, walkway or patio to your existing home, Builder’s Concrete can help you achieve a higher level of beauty, functionality and resale value with decorative concrete. Decorative concrete includes everything from colored concrete to stamped or stained concrete, and it’s the hottest trend in home design. We invite you to learn more about all the beautiful options in decorative concrete. Explore our Decorative Concrete section to get ideas and learn about our partner in decorative concrete – Butterfield Colors. We’ll even help you find area contractors that specialize in colored, stamped and stained concrete. Visit our Concrete Store in Fishers to see samples of decorative concrete. Our store is open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. We can schedule an appointment at any time including Saturdays. Please contact our Decorative Concrete Manager at 317–570–6219 for more information.
A stampable overlay is a polymer-modified cementitious material ¼” to ¾” in thickness applied over an exisiting concrete slab too costly or difficult to tear out. Overlays can be colored, stained, stamped, and textured. A structurally sound base and surface preparation are critical to the overlay process.
Stamping, Stenciling, and Texturing
Newly installed concrete or cementitious overlays can be imprinted with a variety of natural looking patterns using stamping mats, texturing skins, and stencils. Release agents, available in a variety of colors, are applied to the concrete surface as well as the mat or tool to add dimension and create a more natural look. Shake-on Color Hardener applied to the concrete surface increases strength and durability while providing even more color options.
SSStweior Acid stains penetrate a concrete surface and react with the limestone to create unique variegated looks. This process is quickly gaining popularity as every slab will react differently depending on its preparation and condition, as well as the finishing technique used. Any new or existing surface free of sealers, grease, or oil can be stained. Non-reactive stains are also available.
Concrete countertops are designed using Flat Out® Countertop Mix and Flat Out® Polymer. This mix is fiber reinforced, polymer modified and self consolidating, designed for quick production of pan molded countertops, tabletops, panels, and other architectural pre-cast shapes and pieces.