Concrete Basement Floors

Stained concrete has been around for a long time and it will never go out of style. It’s still a classic look for a cozy basement. Warm colours with some gorgeous mottling for character. With many colour options and combinations, every floor is a “one of a kind”

These concrete floors can even be heated providing not only a pleasant surface to walk on but can help keep your home warm on cold winter nights.

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Spring Projects

Spring is finally upon us! It’s 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

Concrete Art

Popular home, garden and construction suppliers would like to make you think that concrete repair is easy and needs no special skills other than a few tools and a strong back.

They like to tell you how satisfied you’ll be doing a concrete repair yourself.

They don’t tell you how unsatisfied you’ll be when you discover that even though you followed all the instructions on the packaging the patch didn’t dry the same colour as the rest of the concrete around it. They also didn’t mention that the repair only lasted for six months before weather and ground shifting pulled the repair apart and left a bigger mess of cracked and broken concrete.

Save time and money. Hire an expert.

Coloring, mixing and implementing a concrete repair is an art.

Hardscapes Inc. is all about the art.

 

Here’s is a great tip

Instead of waiting until wind, rain, street salt and the effects of winter freezing start to wear away at your outdoor concrete surfaces. Why not hire experts in the field to seal these areas with one of many different products that can keep you sidewalks, porches and driveways from cracking and looking beautiful years longer than they would just left to the elements.

Be proactive, start now to keep your concrete looking new for the future.

Hardscapes Inc. also has a team of professionals that can assess any damage that may have already occurred in these places around your home and have the necessary products to seal them and bring them back to life.

Call now for a free estimate.

Basement Floor Repair

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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Concrete What?

What can be made out of concrete? Well almost anything.

We almost always think of concrete as a building material for homes buildings and other large structures like dams and retaining walls.

Concrete however can be made into almost anything including house hold items and art.

Hardscapes Inc. deals specifically in concrete design and decorative flooring along with restorative repair on drive ways walkways and stair structures.

Anything that has become weather worn or compromised by flooding can be repaired and brought back to its original beauty by our professional team.

Check out some of these other uses of concrete.

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Wear & Tear

This gorgeous watery floor produced with Elite Crete UV1 epoxy and Sky Blue Reflector is a tranquil oasis for this family play area. Hardscapes Inc. flooring is a great way to have both a beautiful floor and a very durable toy, kid, and pet resistant floor in your home!

Hardwood can really take a beating over time, especially in areas like children’s play rooms and mudrooms. Scratching, cracking and water damage can lead to costly repair or restorative work. Concrete can solve the problem of wear and will never have to be replaced.

With virtually unlimited colours and patterns available, we have a solution for every design taste!

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Extreme Cold & Concrete

Weather DamageI guess you could say it’s been colder than usual this year. Extended periods of below -20 can wreak havoc on your mental attitude never mind what big dips in temperature can do to you 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, we know how to keep your concrete from cracking and heaving and we know how to make it look beautiful at the same time.

Calgary Home & Garden Show 2014

SHome-Showpring is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for the 2014 Calgary Home + Garden Show.

The event runs from February 27 – March 2, 2014 at the Big Four Building at Stampede Park in Calgary.

Hundreds of exhibitors, retailers and industry experts, will showcase products and provide valuable tips on anything and everything pertaining to home maintenance and improvement, design, eco-friendly products, organization and renovation.

The Calgary Home & Garden Show is your most trusted resource and is definitely an event not to miss! Enjoy the show. Hope you get lots of great ideas…

If your spring project is repairing your concrete, get expert help with Hardscapes Inc. Experts in concrete repairs and flooring.

Concrete Kitchen

Have you ever thought about turning your kitchen floor into concrete?

concretekitchenfloorThink about it. It’s the one place that you are constantly cleaning and wiping. You are always dropping sharp objects, leaving nicks and gouges and chipping in whatever flooring you have in place. It’s just constant maintenance.

Now concrete on the other hand can be made to look like any surface you want. With new advances in concrete finishes your floor can look exactly like any tile you ever wanted or even a wood finish.

The difference is, no maintenance. Concrete is virtually indestructible. The life span of your floor is huge and if you get tired of the look, a quick surface renewal and you can have a brand now look without the inconvenience of tearing up the old floor and laying down the new.

For information on concrete floors and designs for your home give us a call at Hardscapes Inc.