The look of marble without the expense!

Marble is a luxurious, clean and classy looking material, but it is very expensive. Creating a faux marble finish will take any floor to the next level. The most natural looking and durable marble-like option is to create the marble look on concrete. Your floors will have the look 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 color 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 color variations. It involves hand or machine troweling the surface over and over again in a swirling motion until the desired pattern and degree of color variation is achieved.
  4. Painting – Painting concrete floors to look like marble is similar to faux finishing of walls and offers more color options than concrete staining. The floor is first painted with the desired base color, and then one or more accent colors 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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Concrete flooring can look so amazing

This beautiful home we did in Mayfair a while back highlights our attention to detail and quality of workmanship. The polished concrete floor really turned out fabulous. Polished concrete is a fantastic low maintenance finish for a basement floor!

Hardscapes provides concrete polishing for projects of any size both residential and commercial. Whether you’re rejuvenating an existing floor or starting a brand new project from scratch, we’re here to help. We have a vast array of product, colour and design ideas to help bring your vision to life.

Browse through our galleries to view a sampling of the work we’ve done for our clients. Give us a call today at 403-547-5597 for more information or to explore options. We’d love to help you come up with something original, creative and practical!
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Looking for a concrete solution?

Here at Hardscapes we can restore and rejuvenate a wide range of surfaces with a wide range of products and systems. We specialize in decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, epoxy coatings, garage floor coatings, polishing and densifying, floor coating and grinding removal, sealing, sandblasting and much more.

We supply and install products for many high-end custom home-builders and general contractors, as well as offer flooring solutions for restaurants, retail, warehouse, industrial and commercial applications. 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 Portfolio or visit our Facebook page.

If you have any questions about our products and services, or have a concrete project in mind, please contact us at 403-547-5597 and we will be happy to provide thorough answers to all your questions and plenty of suggestions to bring your flooring project to fruition.

Have a vision for your summer outdoor space?!

It’s that time of year again – time to think about outdoor living! Concrete is a great choice for creating an outdoor summer space – the perfect material for a beautiful, cozy patio. Concrete patios can have many different looks and finishes — a multitude of design options to suit your unique preferences.

Coloured Concrete can add beauty and design to your patio. There are now so many different colored finishes that you would need to use a colour chart to decide!

Stamped Concrete can have the look and feel of any stone or brick surface you can imagine. Everything from stone pavers to naturally worn stone pavers. A great option for any backyard concrete patio.

Stained Concrete can add a durable and beautiful colour to your patio with hundreds of colours and finishes from which to choose.

Stencilled Concrete can leave a look of an open area rug to enhance the look of your concrete surface. A great conversation starter : )

Exposed Aggregate along with smooth concrete sections is a beautiful option for your new patio and can be manipulated for any design requirement.

Be proactive! Start planning to extend your living space with a cozy concrete patio.

If you’re considering a summer patio project and don’t have a clue where to begin, give us a shout at 403-547-5597. We look forward to discussing your design ideas.

Decorative Concrete Overlay for Huge Garage Floor

We specialize in decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, epoxy coatings, garage floor coatings,
floor coating and grinding removal, polishing and densifying, sealing, sandblasting and industrial/commercial floor coatings.

Hardscapes supplies and installs products 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.

Contact us to get a quote on bringing your garage floor back to life. 403-547-5597

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We prioritize great prep procedures with our top of the line equipment, have well trained staff, install
only the highest quality materials, and have excellent client relationships!

Looking for commercial or industrial floor coating options?

Here at Hardscapes we have many years of commercial/industrial concrete flooring experience — solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial flooring are all within the scope of our work.

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.

We offer a high level of customer service and attention to detail, and 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.

Hardscapes knows concrete

Weather DamageThis weekend’s temps are definitely frigid -29 brrrr. Extended periods of below -20 can wreak havoc on your mental attitude as well as outside structures and concrete.

The freezing temperature of concrete is approximately 28ºF (-2º C). Concrete does not maintain its strength when poured at low temperatures. Almost 50% of strength loss can occur if the concrete freezes within the first few hours after placement. Temperature affects the rate at which hydration of the cement occurs. Low concrete temperatures will stall the set and weaken the strength.

Hardscapes Inc. knows about concrete and the ramifications of big dips in temperature. We know how to keep it from cracking and heaving and we know how to make it look amazing at the same time.

Call 403-547-5597 to learn more about our products and services or if you have questions you need answers to. If you have a concrete project you’d like to get underway, your can rest assured that Hardscapes will ensure your it runs smoothly from start to finish.

Looking to get your concrete project under way this spring?

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

Not too long ago we completed the parkade for the Residences of King Edward in Calgary. Concrete surfaces involve a multi-level process, especially when working with any area as large as a parkade.

The Residences of King Edward parkade had joints filled with polyurea, the slab was densified to prevent salt damage, and finally, line painting to finish it off. Check out the images below to see the finished project.

If you have a concrete project you’d like to get under way this spring, give us a call at 403-547-5597. We have many years of experience installing concrete surfaces and can recommend solutions for restaurants, hospitals, clinics, retail commercial flooring, and warehouse/industrial flooring. Most concrete projects – large and small – are within the scope of our expertise.

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Certified Installer of Elite Crete Systems

 Here at Hardscapes we’re a certified installer of Elite Crete systems. Below is a sampling of the work we’ve done for a few of our clients showing how beautiful these applications can be. 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.
 
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Exterior Decorative Concrete Overlays – polymer modified cementitious coatings can restore old concrete surfaces to look like brick, stone, tile and more.
 
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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.
 
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Ultra-Durable Industrial Flooring – these resinous flooring systems are engineered to provide a durable, low maintenance surface for food & beverage, warehouses and manufacturing areas.
 
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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.
 

A concrete overlay can add years to the life of your floor

As we head into 2021 and Covid-19 still dictates our health guidelines and protocols, here at Hardscapes our business remains operational to serve you. We continue to be proactive about the actions we take to prevent the spread of the virus and are committed to providing services during these challenging times in a modified, safe and socially distant way.

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.

A few things to consider when contemplating a concrete overlay:

  1. the conditions, wear and tear your floors will be exposed to
  2. high traffic areas may require a darker colour to give the floor a longer life and keep maintenance to a minimum
  3. certain polished surfaces might not be appropriate for wet conditions
  4. this type of surface when coated with a sealer, is stain-resistant to dirt and grease
  5. installation costs average between $3 – $10/sq ft depending on installation specifics

Call Hardscapes today at 403-547-5597 to discuss how we can bring new life back to your floors. We look forward to discussing your project and offering tips and solutions to get you started.