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.

Reflective Sky Floor

Hardscapes Inc. Sky FloorEver wanted to bring the sky inside the house? Check out this amazing reflective floor that seems to bring the beauty of the sky into the home.

Find out how to do this or any creative thing you can think of for your basement, garage or outdoor space.

Call us for a FREE quote or contact us for more information.

 

Calgary Stampede July 6-15, 2018

Celebrating 106 years of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!

Join us at the parade Friday July 6th, 2018 with this year’s Grand Marshal Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris. The parade procession through downtown Calgary streets is the annual kick-off to the Calgary Stampede. It begins at 8:55 am, but head down to the parade route early to ensure you get a great viewing spot.

For 10 days it’s a citywide celebration of true western hospitality in a party atmosphere!

So much to see and do…

The Calgary Stampede has grown into one of the world’s richest rodeos, one of Canada’s largest festivals and a significant tourist attraction for the city.

The Stampede attracts over one million visitors per year and features an exciting parade, thrilling rodeos, the midway, concerts, stage shows, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing, First Nations exhibitions and so much more…

Don’t miss out! Head downtown to the parade Friday morning and on to the Stampede grounds for some foot-stomping, heart-pounding action and a truly memorable experience.

For event information visit www.calgarystampede.com/stampede/attractions/parade/watch-parade

Summer Project Time ; )

Summer’s upon us. 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

 

Time to resurface your concrete basement floor?

Concrete finishes not only enhance a basement floor’s appearance and improve its functionality, it can also save you time and money!

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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Hire the experts to restore your basement floor so it’s a more inviting environment to spend time in.

Call Hardscapes Inc. at 403-547-5597.

Concrete floors looking a little lacklustre?

Original floors that have become worn and faded from years of wear and tear and are in need of an update can be revitalized in a very short period of time. A new concrete floor restoration will only take a few weeks to bring to life. 

Prep work begins with clearing the original floor and levelling low spots in the existing area, as in the images below, and will ultimately resurrect these old and dated floors to a brand new beautiful finish.

Looking to restore your concrete floors?

Contact Hardscapes Inc. at 403-547-5597 today. We look forward to working with you.
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Perfect concrete structure every time

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 discoloring is one of the most common.

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

Solving discoloration problems:

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

The experts at Hardscapes Inc. create perfect concrete structure every time. If you have a concrete project you’d like to get under way, give us a call at 403-547-5597.

Are you familiar with REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors?

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors continue to be one of the most popular choices among property owners, architects and specifiers.

These flooring systems are fluid applied and poured in place. They are completely self-levelling and ultra durable with resistance to high impact, abrasions and water spotting offering resilient wear and tear. Compared to other types of floor coverings, the cost effectiveness just cannot be beat.

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors have nearly unlimited options for color combinations and visual pattern/texture. They are popular floor finishes that complement any space making them truly unique.

Want to learn more about these products and systems? Call Hardscapes at 403-547-5597 and we’ll answer all your REFLECTOR™ Floor specification and installation questions.
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Images courtesy of Elite Crete Systems

Ever considered concrete for your kitchen floor surface?

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 or even wood finish that ever appealed to you.

The difference is, no maintenance. Concrete is virtually indestructible. The life span of your floor is unlimited and if you tire of the look, a quick surface renewal and you’ll have a brand new look without the inconvenience of demolition of the old floor and installation of the new.

Your options are limitless! For information about our concrete floors designs for your kitchen give us a call at 403-547-5597.