Unseemly cracks in your basement floor?

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

After grinding and patching, our client’s 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 for years to come.

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.

Hardscapes has solutions for high-end custom home builders, general contractors and residential homeowners, as well as, retail/commercial flooring, restaurants, and warehouse/industrial flooring.

Get in touch today at 403-547-5597 for a no-obligation quote. We look forward to working with you to make your ideas a reality!

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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.

Decorative Concrete Trends

concretepooldeckConcrete is no longer just a boring gray surface accentuated by some larger aggregate stone or angular concave lines to let water run off.

Now concrete can be used in many applications such as patios, pool decks, basement floors and countertops.

More and more home owners, designers and contractors are turning to concrete to create incredible stone looking patios that are not only weather resistant but beautiful.

With new concrete concepts you can decide the look and feel of your concrete project. Whether it’s a kitchen island or a wraparound pool deck it’s up to you to call the colour and finish.

Why not give Hardscapes Inc. a call to find out how concrete can change the look of your home or backyard.

Looking for garage floor solutions?

Hardscapes can help!

Hardscapes has the expertise to transform your nasty garage into a clean and comfortable extension of your home with one of it’s many concrete finishes or coatings.
Check out these before and after images of a garage floor with mechanic access that we transformed into a clean and tidy
work-space. FYI, that’s not a carpet in the after shot. That’s one of our great concrete finishes!

With our attention to detail and high level of customer service, we take pride in every project we undertake!
Get in touch today
at 403-547-5597 for a no-obligation quote that will address your specific needs and budget.
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Hardscapes Concrete Floor Before   Hardscapres Concrete Floor After

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Specialty Concrete Engraving

This gorgeous floor was created by engraving the pattern with our Mongoose concrete engraver. Next, we stained the concrete with Elite Crete’s Antique Brown Chem stone stain. The lines were highlighted with Antique black by one of our master installers with a steady hand to create the soft rustic edges to the pattern. The floor is coated with Elite Crete PT-1 Epoxy for beauty and durability.

This is a great way to change the look of your floors. In fact, unlimited decorative designs and patterns can be directly engraved into a concrete floor surface. If you have a design idea you’d like to discuss, call Hardscapes today at 403-547-5597. We’d love to don our creative hats and help you transform your space into something beautiful!

Check out our gallery at https://concretecanada.com/portfolio/ for more unique floors!

Salt can sneak into small pores and tiny cracks in your concrete

Concrete is incredibly more porous than you would think. Though it seems rock hard, it is actually full of millions of tiny cracks and pores.

Concrete can be damaged in any number of ways, but the most common damage occurs from the de-icing salts used by city snow plowing services and freeze/thaw cycles which occur quite often in Calgary during fall freeze-up and spring warming.

When this happens, salt can sneak into the small pores and tiny cracks in your concrete creating an acid-like reaction. Eventually larger and larger pockets are created that hold greater and greater amounts of water. It is the water that eventually causes all the damage.

Water expands up to 9X when frozen. The pressure from this expansion grows with each freeze and thaw until eventually it pops the surface of the concrete creating even larger cracks and the pitting you so often see in sidewalks and driveways.

Hardscapes Inc. has a number of solutions to this problem. Call 403-547-5597 or email sales@concretecanada.com for a FREE quote or for more information.

 

Is radiant heated flooring 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.

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?

Give Hardscapes Inc. a call at 403-547-5597 to discover how radiant heated concrete can be installed anywhere in your home or garage.

Radiant Heated Concrete Flooring

A Father’s Lov

fathersloveThank you & Happy Father’s day to all you remarkable Dads, Step-Dads, Big Brothers & positive role models…Sunday June 19th – a special day to celebrate YOU!