A practical choice for any commercial space

“Polished concrete is the ultimate no-wax flooring material, where the surface of the concrete is ground to a high-gloss finish.” – Concrete Network.com

Polished concrete flooring systems are a practical choice for any commercial space such as showrooms, restaurants, hotels, retail, big-box stores, office and medical facilities. Polished floors are even becoming appealing to homeowners. These smooth, high-luster floors create an environment that is not only safe, clean and easy to maintain, but aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective.

To achieve a polished finish heavy-duty machines are used to gradually grind down a concrete surface to the desired degree of shine and smoothness. Whether your flooring is old or new almost any concrete floor can be polished with the proper preparation. With our years of experience we can bring your concrete surface up to a beautiful premium quality shine with diamond polishing processes up to 3000 grit.

If you have a questions about polished concrete or would like to arrange a FREE consultation, contact us at 403-547-5597 or email: sales@concretecanada.com. We’d be happy to provide you with the info you need to get your project under way!

Certified Installer of Elite Crete Systems

Elite Crete Systems is a world leading developer and manufacturer of specialty products for engineered high performance surfaces and flooring. Here at Hardscapes we’re a certified installer of Elite Crete systems.

The REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring System is a specialty, self-levelling, fluid-applied floor coating for commercial, industrial and residential applications. These applications include performance flooring solutions, restoration systems and decorative finishes where durable, long-lasting, easy to maintain, unique custom flooring is required or desired.

Whether your floor is residential, commercial or industrial, this is the way to go when surfacing or re-surfacing concrete.

  • Residential Interior Flooring – REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors continue to be one of the most popular choices amongst property owners, architects and specifiers.
  • Exterior Decorative Concrete Overlays – polymer modified cementitious coatings can restore old concrete surfaces to look like brick, stone, tile and more.
  • Commercial Interior Flooring – these resinous flooring systems can be customized to match virtually any design or theme. Durability and ease of maintenance is unmatched compared to conventional floor coverings.
  • Ultra-Durable Industrial Flooring – these resinous flooring systems are engineered to provide a durable, low maintenance surface for food & beverage, warehouses and manufacturing areas.
To request a consultation, or for general questions, please contact Hardscapes at 403-547-5597. We’d be happy to provide more information or make recommendations.
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We can do garage floor coatings all year long

Despite our beautiful extended summer weather coming to an abrupt end this weekend, it’s definitely still not too late to get your concrete garage flooring project in this fall.

Some experts claim that the fluids that drip from your vehicle and are left unattended are what cause all the pitting and damage to the concrete surface of your garage floor. In Canadian cities, winter climate conditions mean that road and highway maintenance requires snow melting products, so it’s very likely that salt is also responsible for some of that damage.

Hardscapes has solutions to address your garage floor issues. Our polyaspartic floor coatings are able to cure even in our cold Calgary fall/winter temperatures. 100% UV resistant, polyaspartic coating will provide years of easy maintenance and it’s non-skid texture ensures safety.

So be proactive…protect your garage floor this season. Get in touch today at 403-547-5597 for a free estimate.

Indoor/Outdoor Applications/Repair & Restoration

Concrete is extremely popular as an essential building and design substance for many indoor and outdoor applications. Concrete finishes are extremely durable, easy to clean, and they resist water when properly sealed. Here at Hardscapes, our line of treatments include concrete overlays, resurfacing, polishing, staining and stamping, but by no means is this a comprehensive list!

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 …

INDOOR APPLICATIONS – Concrete is multi-functional and can be used indoors for concrete floors, basement floors, and garage floor coatings.

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.

QUESTIONS?

To learn more, or for your FREE consultation, call 403-547-5597. Our team of professionals is ready to provide all the information you need and looks forward to discussing your  project ideas.
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Faux marble finish will take any floor to the next level

Marble is a luxurious, clean and classy looking material, but it is very expensive. The most natural looking and durable marble-like option is to create the marble look on concrete. Your floors will have the appearance of highly polished marble.

There are a variety of methods than can be used on new and existing concrete floors to transform concrete into marble.

  1. Staining – concrete acid stains are ideal for creating natural-looking marbling effects because they react with the concrete surface to produce light and dark areas that stimulate the colour variations of real stone.
  2. Metallic Epoxies – metallic epoxy floor coatings are like liquid marble for concrete because of their pearlescent qualities and reflective pigments and they are highly versatile allowing you to achieve an endless array of decorative effects.
  3. Burnishing – Burnishing can mimic the highlights and lowlights of marble by producing natural-looking colour variations. It involves hand or machine trowelling the surface over and over again in a swirling motion until the desired pattern and degree of colour variation is achieved.
  4. Painting – Painting concrete floors to look like marble is similar to faux finishing of walls and offers more colour options than concrete staining. The floor is first painted with the desired base colour, and then one or more accent colours are applied by brush or sponge to create veining effects.

If you’re looking for a trusted concrete floor finisher, look no further! Hardscapes has been providing quality craftsmanship, service and customer satisfaction for over 24 years. We’re here to answer all your questions, discuss your ideas, or to book a FREE personalized quote. Call 403-547-5597 today!
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A look back at a gorgeous patio project

The professionals at Hardscapes are expert at working with concrete. Their designs and colours make any backyard concrete project outstanding. Stamping and polishing features combined with our artistry can make it look like beautiful custom stonework.

Getting the concrete mix right is critical. For example, too little water and the particles in the mix won’t stick together. But, adding too much water weakens your concrete. When that happens your aggregate or rock that is in the concrete begins to sink lower in the poured area. That leaves the lighter weight cement and sand at the top which can lead to very quick pitting and damage to your poured area.

Not only that, there are a great number of additives you can use to improve the strength of your concrete. Plasticizers and hardeners help it set quicker and fiberglass strands will add strength. It’s very important to get the ratio perfect.

The images below are from a project we completed last season as part of a patio renovation. A flake broadcast over both new and old concrete to bring it all together for a gorgeous finish for outdoor entertaining.

There’s still lots of time before the snow flies! Give us a shout today at 403-547-5597 to discuss your back burner project. Our team of professionals are ready to discuss your design ideas and get to work tackling your concrete patio project.

   

Need reliable concrete work?

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

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

We have a concrete solution for every situation. Call the professionals today at 403-547-5597 for a quote.

Enjoy Heritage Day

The August long weekend – or Heritage Day in Alberta – is celebrated on the first Monday of August. It is one of the busiest weekends as thousands of families go camping, to cottages, boating, or somewhere to simply soak up the sun during this long summer weekend. Whatever you do, have fun, make lots of memories, and be safe 😉
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Guaranteed quality in every project

Looking for commercial or industrial concrete work?

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.

With our experience and attention to detail we provide high quality results in everything we do! If you’ve got a project you’d like to discuss, contact us for a free quote 403-547-5597.