Concrete stamps are great for many reasons. For starters, they are generally more cost-effective than the materials they mimic. Slate concrete stamps, for example, provide a less expensive installation than conventional slate as they do not require a piece-by-piece setup. In addition, the fact that a concrete slab can be poured in one setting means that it also requires less installation time and labor intensity. It’s also easier to clean up and comes in many impressive-looking colors, patterns and textures.
What’s more, the stamps are reusable, making them mostly a one-time purchase tool that would only require you to change individual parts if they get worn out.
The slate pattern adds elegance to any walkway, patio, pool deck, fire pit or retaining wall in which it’s used.
Slate-stamped concrete pool decks offer a mesmerizing textured surface that will captivate visitors without placing them at risk of slips or falls. On the other hand, concrete patios are highly customizable and are increasing in popularity as a result. Finally, slate-stamped fire pits provide another way to completely alter your clients’ outdoor space and give them an excuse to stay outside longer while enjoying the heat.
What Does the “Slate Look” Entail
The natural slate gives any surface or facade a timeless, unchanging, inimitable look, adding elegance and personality. Slate floors are coveted for their distinctive beauty and versatility. They come in so many colors and styles that they can fit nearly any aesthetic. For example, slate could come in uneven striations and pops of vibrant color or elegant contemporary monochrome but can also pull off a charmingly rustic look.
While the natural slate is on the expensive side, concrete stamps can mimic all of its elegance without your clients breaking the bank.
Whichever way you go, the slate floor is a statement floor, and its unique character is sure to generate a lot of comments about your work.
Concrete staining options include our Tru Tint Stains. Tru Impressions Accent Release Powders, Tru Hue Integral Color, or Tru Tique Wash.
At Contractor Source, our integral color, Tru Hue and our reactive stain, Tru Impressions Re-Ax are the most user friendly for those newer to the world of concrete coloring. However, most interestingly, Tru Tint Water Based Stains and Tru Tique Wash is that they can be used with water as the carrier giving them an edge over dyes that require specific solvent based carriers.
Our antiquing agent or color wash can be applied to unsealed stamped concrete to provide a secondary color like traditional antique release agents.
Slate concrete stamps provide a cheaper and more effortless way to achieve the natural slate look. That’s why Contractor Source has replicated some of the most elegant slate looks around, including the Ashler Notched Slate, Imperial slate, the Grand Running Bond and the Italian Slate, amongst others.
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