Looking for perfect concrete structure?

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 discolouring is one of the most common.

If you are using the same materials, mix and batch your concrete should have a consistent colour. Changes in concrete colour 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 colour of the concrete.

Solving discoloration problems:

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

The experts at Hardscapes create perfect concrete structure every time. If you have a concrete project you’d like to get under way this summer, give us a call at 403-547-5597. We’d be happy to answer all your questions and give you suggestions.

 

We’re still working in the midst of all of this uncertainty

Here at Hardscapes our business remains operational to serve our customers during these unprecedented times. We continue to be proactive about the actions we take to prevent the spread of this C-virus and are committed to providing services during these challenging times in a modified, safe and socially distant way.

Life will resume eventually but now that daily traffic is at a minimum this may just be the perfect time to give your floors a facelift and bring them back to life. Concrete flooring systems are a practical choice for just about any commercial or industrial flooring project as they create an environment that is safe, clean, easy to maintain.

A concrete overlay can make all the difference. This type of overlay can add years to the life of your floor and create a specific ambiance designed especially for your business.

Here are a few things to consider when contemplating a concrete overlay:

  • the conditions, wear and tear your floors be exposed to
  • certain polished surfaces might not be appropriate for wet conditions
  • high traffic areas may require a darker colour to give the floor a longer life and keep maintenance to a minimum
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Concrete solutions for just about any flooring situation

Hardscapes offers custom seamless flooring options for office, retail, restaurant, and warehouse/commercial applications. With thousands of colours, effects, textures and logo options, our durable, UV resistant, chemical resistant high performance flooring is the perfect solution for just about any flooring situation.

We’re a one-stop concrete flooring shop for anything from simple, solid colour industrial warehouse flooring choices, to beautiful, but more complex multi-coloured stained and metallic reflector floors.  

The experts at Hardscapes offer a complete line of concrete treatments and create perfect concrete structure every time. We specialize in:

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

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

Located out of town? We’ll travel ; )
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Thinking of selling & need some restoration/renovation ideas?

If you were considering selling your home, but think you’ll just wait until the market rebounds, it may be the perfect time this spring 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 over 23 years experience combined, and 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. Call today to arrange your FREE personalized quote at 403-547-5597.

Specializing in concrete overlays, engraved and stained coatings, and industrial/commercial finishes

Hardscapes Inc. can restore and rejuvenate a wide range of surfaces with a wide range of products and systems. We have a solution for any type of concrete flooring application.

Some of the attractive finishes we specialize in are decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, garage floor coatings, and industrial/commercial floor coatings.

We supply and install products for many high-end custom home-builders and general contractors, as well as offer solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, warehouse and industrial flooring. All of these finishes are within the scope of our expertise.

To have a look at some of the projects we’ve done for our clients that showcase our work, browse through our Blog/Facebook or visit our Portfolio.

If you have any questions about our products and services, please contact us at 403-547-5597 and we will be happy to provide thorough answers to all your questions.

Flake broadcasts floors are just one of many flooring options

Flake broadcast flooring has a scattering of decorative flakes sandwiched between the base coat and the finishing coat. The flakes are either polymer (plastic) or reflective metallic, also known as chips, and come in a wide range of colours and sizes. The flake system has a granite or stone appearance.

Surface preparation is the key to all of our coating jobs. We take prep very seriously as it is the leading cause of failures in coatings. Some manufacturers offer a 20 year warranty on their products, however, if the floor hasn’t been prepped properly, those manufacturers will not replace the product and the client is left to battle with their installer.

The key to a successful coating, like any construction project, is a contractor with integrity! Hardscapes maintains long-term relationships with manufacturers, suppliers, and clients alike by providing high quality products with high quality installation.

Flake broadcasts floors are just one of many flooring options that Hardscapes is proud to stand behind. Want to learn more about these products and systems? Give us a call at 403-547-5597 to discuss your specific needs. Watch our video below:

flake broadcast floor

Wine Store Floor Restoration

Another gorgeous reflector floor created using the Elite Crete colouring system. This particular project involved reviving an old wine store floor.

Our concrete flooring systems are poured in place and completely self-levelling. They must be properly prepared before an epoxy coating is applied to achieve the best results. After Hardscapes gave this old floor a diamond grind, some patching, and an Elite Crete pt1 epoxy application the old well-worn floor found new life again. 

These floors are abrasion-resistant, moisture-resistant, slip-resistant, and chemical-resistant. Truly unique seamless flooring solutions make a statement with colours that can be blended to complement any environment. Even better, they’re very easy to clean and affordable — in fact, the cost-effectiveness just cannot be beat!

If you want to learn more about the concrete products and systems we use, or to book your project, give us a shout at 403-547-5597.
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Looking for a high performance concrete flooring option?

Concrete flooring installations entail a multi-level process, especially when working with any large areas. If you’re looking for a high performance flooring option, polished concrete offers resilient wear and tear, durability and easy maintenance.

Commercial, industrial and warehouse concrete flooring projects can be daunting tasks and each floor and every customer’s needs are different.

Call the experts! Hardscapes offers the option of brand new concrete flooring, as well as repair, resurfacing and restoration of any concrete floor surface. 

Whether it’s a large warehouse, an underground garage/parkade, or an industrial or commercial space, Hardscapes can take care of all your specific concrete flooring needs. We will ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish. Call 403-547-5597 to learn more about our services.

 

Long-lasting, high-performance concrete

Concrete has been gaining in popularity as an essential building and design substance for many indoor and outdoor applications. Our line of treatments include concrete overlays, resurfacing, polishing, staining and stamping, but by no means is this a comprehensive list!

INDOOR APPLICATIONS

Concrete is multi-functional and can be used indoors for concrete floors, basement floors, garage floor coatings, concrete countertops and radiant floor heating.

OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS

Outdoors concrete is popular for driveways, patios, walkways, pavers, pool decks, and even outdoor fire-pits.

REPAIR & RESTORATION

From concrete sealers and concrete crack repairs, to foundation repairs, we have the right formula to solve your concrete needs.

Hardscapes supplies and installs concrete products for many high-end custom home builders and general contractors, homeowners renovating or updating, restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial. Long-lasting, high-performance concrete offers resilient wear and tear, easy maintenance, and each project can be tailored to your specific requirements and desires. The possibilities are endless …

QUESTIONS?

Don’t hesitate to give us a shout or send an email and we will be happy to provide a solution!

Warhorse gives Hardscapes a special shout-out

Warhorse Materials Inc. gave us a fantastic shout-out on social media…

“Warhorse were asked to supply and install our Troika Floor System for Coca-Cola refreshments in Calgary. The client was so pleased with the new floors, we have been asked to install more! Thanks to the guys at Hardscapes Inc. for doing such a great job over 2 days!

Check out our gallery for a sample of the work we did on this project. If you have a project you’d like to discuss get in touch at 403-547-5597.

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