Calgary Stamped


A Calgary Stamped Concrete Company

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Calgary Stamped Concrete

In this stamped concrete job analysis, I am going to show you the unique way we approach the art of texture stamped concrete. Each job is custom, and I do mean very custom because all sizes of the slate squares, rough stone slabs, even random flagstone custom cut sizes. Whatever you pick is unique because it is not already determined like typically stamped mats, but are made specifically to the job requirements onsite in real-time, making each job custom and different from the last texture stamp concrete job.

Men Stamping Concrete
Newly Stamped Concrete

Texture Stamped Concrete is achieved by imprinting a texture on concrete in its plastic state. It shows the rough stone texture being printed. It will later be saw-cut into various sizes. Stamped concrete is poured like any other concrete pad with unique detail on selecting an appropriate feel for the pattern that we will create at a later date when the concrete has set up sufficiently.

Newly Stamped Concrete
Finished Stamped Concrete

The homeowner chose the Opa Locka pattern, a challenging choice. We enjoy a challenge as you can see, it is a pattern of small and large squares in a repeating style.

Finished Stamped Concrete
Opa Locka Stamped Pattern
Top View Stamped Concrete Patio

These pictures show the final product after it has been sawed. Grouting gives the texture stamped concrete an authentic look, and the multi-colours make it visually appealing. Texture stamp concrete also is great for tables and chairs. Unlike a lot of other patterns that create deep grooves, our unique texture stamped grouted concrete leaves the surface beautifully textured and consistent throughout the slab.

Top View Stamped Concrete Patio
Natural Rock Stamped Concrete
Natural Rock Colour Concrete

We approach concrete colours in a few different ways. We can simply order integral colour from the concrete supplier, having a primary monotone colour for the pad. We can also achieve the same look with a colour hardener, which is generally more vibrant and it does harden the surface. We can also add multi colours to the concrete, which is vital if you are trying to achieve the look of natural rock. As you will see from our photos, we add many colours to achieve the desired results.

Natural Rock Colour Concrete

This particular patio had many colours added to the surface for a realistic natural rock look. Before it is sawed-cut, it looks a little busy. But when you look at the result after the pattern is saw-cut in, grouting has been completed; it gives the illusion of multicoloured natural slabs of rock and a very visually interesting coloured surface.

Grouting in Progress
Grouted Stamped Concrete

The process of grouting the concrete after the saw cuts are completed is similar to grouting flagstone, we use a modified grout which can be colored if desired. The owner chose an ashlar slate pattern and this custom cut pattern was measured and laid out to fit perfectly within the space provided to be finished.

Grouted Stamped Concrete
Artistic Shot of Stamped Concrete

The completed sealed result, as you can see, not only protects the stamped concrete it also enhances the colours making this a beautiful authentic looking concrete pad.

Wet Cement on Pad
Uncolored Wet Concrete

Another way that we approach texture stamp concrete patios and texture stamped driveways is to hand-cut versus saw-cut. This pad was not going to be grouted later, so we chose hand cuts. This concrete patio was poured with natural, uncolored concrete with the intent of acid staining at a later date.

Uncolored Wet Concrete
Finished Acid Stained Concrete
Acid Stained Concrete Pad

The acid stain gives the patio a luxurious rusty age leather type look, which is a very typical look for acid stain concrete, which can only be achieved through acid staining.

Acid Stained Concrete Pad
Sealed Stamped Concrete

There are many pros and cons with concrete sealing concrete, probably more advantages, but one negative aspect for stamp concrete is it does make the surface slippery and can be hazardous when the grade is more than 5 percent. By sweeping sand over the new concrete sealer, it will take the sheen off and profile the sealer slightly.

Sealed Stamped Concrete
Car Parked in Street
Textured Stamped Concrete

This texture stamped concrete driveway was textured with a rough stone texture mat. We thought it would be a great option because of the steep grade. The driveway was later cut into 3′ pieces, anything more than that might clash with the light washed section winding through the driveway.

Textured Stamped Concrete
Combination of Textured Stamped Concrete

The multi-colours of this concrete driveway were again achieved with a variety of colours. Similar colour hardeners were used, 6 to be exact. It is far more realistic than from a typical stamped monotone surface. These are just a few examples of the many many different combinations of texture stamped concrete. Many more can be achieved when you mix different textures with custom-cut patterns and add your selection of custom colours for the desired look.

Driveway with Textured Stamped Concrete

Contact us today and let us create your beautiful unique textured stamped concrete project.