Housing inventories high, resulting in price & sales declines

Hardscapes Inc. concrete floor.If you were considering selling your home but think you’ll just wait until the market rebounds, it may be the perfect time to give it some TLC with a much needed and long overdue restoration or renovation.

Why not be proactive? When things turn around, and they will, you’ll be ahead of the game and ready to throw that For Sale sign on the front lawn knowing that your investment will pay off!

Hardscapes has been installing architectural concrete finishes and coatings since 1996 and specializes in residential decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, epoxy coatings, and garage floor coatings.

With 20 years experience combined with our attention to detail and high level of customer service, we take pride in every project we undertake, no matter the size.

We’re here to answer all your questions and to discuss your ideas. Book a FREE personalized quote or call 403-547-5597 today!

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring Solutions

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors continue to be one of the most popular choices for commercial, industrial and residential applications, popular amongst property owners, architects and specifiers.

REFLECTOR™ Floors are fluid-applied and poured in place, fast set for quicker turnaround time. They are completely self-levelling, ultra-durable and unique. Compared to other types of floor coverings, the cost effectiveness just cannot be beat.

Most REFLECTOR™ Floors are less colourful than those portrayed in the images below. There are unlimited colour options, combinations and visual patterns/textures and this flooring system can have gloss or satin finishes. Special colours can match design or preferred colours making each REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floor an original reflection of your home or business. 
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Images & copy courtesy of Elite Crete Systems

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Want to learn more about these products and systems? Give us a call at 403-547-5597 to discuss how we can give you the REFLECTOR™ floor that’s perfect for you.

Did you know that radiant heated concrete flooring is even an option?

You may not be building a new home, but if you are thinking of resurfacing your existing concrete basement floors, radiant heating may be an idea you want to explore this fall.

Radiant heated concrete floors can provide both beauty and warmth under foot, resulting in a more comfortable living environment. In fact, concrete floor radiant heating consumes less energy to achieve the same level of comfort, ultimately lowering utility costs.

Radiant floor heating is available in most situations. For newer floors or complete renos, cable forms are installed in the concrete slab when it’s poured, but for but already existing concrete floors, mat form can be embedded with a quick and easy installation in thin-set cement.

Have questions or need more information?

Call Hardscapes at 403-547-5597 to discuss how radiant heated concrete can be installed anywhere in your home or garage.

Time to freshen up your commercial/industrial flooring?

Here at Hardscapes we have many years of concrete commercial/industrial flooring experience. We have solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial flooring is within the scope of our expertise.

Specializing in many finishes, our products are ideal for high-traffic areas and areas requiring slip-resistant textures and finishes.

In addition, we offer resurfacing processes (over existing concrete) and have the equipment necessary to remove the epoxy, paint, glue, thin-set, and mastic. All of these coatings can be removed without the use of harmful chemicals. We utilize dust collection for all of our grinding/removal processes and leave nice smooth concrete ready for staining, engraving, or coating with any of our beautiful finishes.

Our concrete diamond polishing & densifying processes will bring your concrete up to a sparkling shine.

With our attention to detail and high level of customer service, we take pride in every project we undertake! We’d be happy to discuss your situation and give you a recommendation that’s just right for you! Get in touch today at 403-547-5597 for a no-obligation quote.

Consider quartz broadcast floor for heavy-duty use applications

Hardscapes recently completed a quartz broadcast flooring project for an oil field service company. We installed this floor through the shop lunchroom, hallways and bathrooms. With the quartz broadcast finish, you’ll get more of a monochromatic look.

Quartz broadcast flooring is an incredibly durable, seamless, non-skid floor resistant to stains from oils and chemicals, easy to clean and antibacterial which made it a fantastic solution for this heavy use industrial application. Check out our images below. 

Quartz broadcast flooring is ideal for retail and commercial environments, plants and warehouses, schools and healthcare facilities, as well as residential applications.

To request a consultation or for general questions please contact Hardscapes at 403-547-5597. We’d be happy to make recommendations.

        

Late Season Concrete Project

Even though summer’s in full swing, there’s still lots of time to take care of those concrete resurfacing and repair projects that have been on your outdoor to-do list. From driveway and walkway resurfacing, to outdoor patios, patio tables and benches, Hardscapes is here to help.

We have been installing architectural concrete finishes, including gorgeous concrete resurfacing/overlays, in and around Calgary for many years. With over 20 years experience, we pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and attention to detail and take pride in every project we undertake, no matter the size.

Transform the look & feel of your exterior by repairing the old or adding new attractive concrete features. Even though it’s late this season, you’ll be so glad you did when next season rolls around and you’re so far ahead of the game!

For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss your ideas, call 403-547-5597. We will not only ensure your concrete project looks amazing, but that it will last a lifetime.

Top 10 Hardscape Services

Hardscapes installs architectural concrete finishes specializing in decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, and garage floor coatings for many high-end custom home builders and general contractors, as well as homeowners renovating or updating. We also offer solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial flooring is within the scope of our expertise.

Here’s a brief overview of our top 10 primary & complementary services. Feel free to give us a shout at 403-547-5597 to discuss how we can help you with your upcoming concrete project.

PRIMARY SERVICES

1. Resurfacing/Overlays – decorative concrete overlays/resurfacing for driveways, walkways, patios & more. Long-lasting, easy maintenance interior and exterior surfaces.

2. Engraving & Staining – from straight line to circular patterns, we specialize in decorative engraving & staining and offer options to create a unique design to freshen up your flooring.

3. Garage Floor Coatings – we’ll help your transform your garage with the perfect coating for optimum wear & tear, & that will improve safety and be exceptionally easy to clean and maintain.

4. Logos & Custom Floors – we can create unique custom floors by incorporating logos, decorative graphics & branding colours. Perfect for retail, hospitals, lobbies, schools, restaurants Continue reading

Summer Project Time ; )

Summer’s upon us. Time to start getting at those projects!

When it comes to concrete, Hardscapes has you “COVERED”! We offer a complete line of treatments for concrete, both residential and commercial.

Hardscapes Inc. is an authorized distributor and installer of Elite Crete Systems (www.elitecrete.com), one of the top manufacturers for the decorative concrete industry. With products like garage floor coatings, epoxy coatings, polyaspartics, concrete stains/dyes, decorative concrete overlays, industrial coatings and more…

Hardscapes specializes in:

  • retail, restaurants, and office flooring solutions
  • residential concrete resurfacing, garage coatings, and flooring
  • Industrial/commercial floor coatings and protection

 

Time to resurface your concrete basement floor?

Concrete finishes not only enhance a basement floor’s appearance and improve its functionality, it can also save you time and money!

This cracked up basement floor was beautifully restored by Hardscapes Inc.

After grinding and patching, the floor received an overlay of Elite Crete’s thin Finish. Once dry, it was stained for a gorgeous titanium mottling. Top coated with Elite Crete E100 PT1 epoxy and a satin polyurethane, this floor will stand up to the daily abuse of kids, toys, pets etc.
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Hire the experts to restore your basement floor so it’s a more inviting environment to spend time in.

Call Hardscapes Inc. at 403-547-5597.

Perfect concrete structure every time

Even though concrete is a substance that can be easily mixed, you can really run into problems if it is not worked properly. These issues include scaling, discoloring and shrinkage to name a few.

Discoloration or discoloring is one of the most common.

If you are using the same materials, mix and batch, your concrete should have a consistent color. Changes in concrete color can occur just by using two different cements or if a chemical from a job site gets added to the mix. Even different water sources can change the color of the concrete.

Solving discoloration problems:

  1. Discuss your tolerances with the supplier
  2. Water must be completely evaporated before concrete can be finished
  3. Make sure the entire surface is uniformly cured
  4. Use a consistent form release agent

The experts at Hardscapes Inc. create perfect concrete structure every time. If you have a concrete project you’d like to get under way, give us a call at 403-547-5597.