Television used to be black and white.
Concrete used to just be gray.
With the additions of integral color, stamping, staining, polished, and exposed aggregates, concrete can be formed into a beautiful creation of art and design. If you’re building a new home or adding a new driveway, walkway or patio to your existing home, Cemstone can help you achieve a higher level of beauty, functionality, and resale value with decorative concrete.
Spektra Integrally Colored Concrete
Cemstone is the first ready-mixed concrete supplier in the Upper Midwest to install state-of-the-art, computer-controlled integral liquid color dispensing equipment. This system allows color to be mixed during the concrete batching thus eliminating additional labor. Additionally, our systems ensure a consistent, permanent, and non-fading product load-to-load, job-to-job, with a quick turnaround. View Spektra Brochure.
Exposed Aggregate Concrete
Exposed aggregate concrete is available in a range of aggregate/mix and color combinations. Exposed aggregate concrete creates a durable, long-lasting surface that requires little maintenance over years of service. It is available in a range of aggregate/mix and color combinations and is a popular choice for driveways or areas requiring more grip. It also makes a great surface for garden paths, pool surrounds, custom landscaping and outdoor entertainment areas.
Stamped & Textured Concrete
Stamped & Textured Concrete
Stamped and textured concrete is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for transforming plain gray concrete into beautiful, distinctive floors and hardscapes.
Because stamped and textured concrete can mimic almost any material, decorative concrete stamping and texturing is an ideal way to create replicas of other expensive materials while improving functionality and increasing durability. Stamped concrete can be used for driveways, pool decks, patios, porches and more. Choose from a wide range of surface patterns, molds, and an unlimited variety of colors.
- Stamped and textured concrete is permanent
- Handles excess water better than pavers
- Is effective and durable, especially on slopes
- Retainer curb required on most paver applications is not necessary
- Unlimited selection of colors
- Less maintenance required
- No weeds or vegetation in joints
- High-flex structural strength
Top-Cast Concrete Surface Retarders
From traditional acid stains that deliver a rich, variegated look, to water-based stains featuring vibrant colors, chemical stains create a beautifully unique concrete surface. Whatever the application, these products can be applied to existing, new or integral colored concrete.
You can even use these products to add translucent special effects to concrete. Stained concrete can be uniquely designed or naturally colored to blend seamlessly with other elements in a room—you may have a hard time believing you’re standing on a concrete floor.
Polished concrete is quickly becoming the ultimate minimal maintenance flooring system. Recent advances in polishing equipment and techniques now allows contractors to grinding concrete floor surfaces. Whether new or old, these techniques create a high-gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings. It’s a low-maintenance interior surface that is beautiful and cost effective.
Polished concrete is ideal for restaurant, retail and commercial interiors. Homeowners are also catching on to the appeal of these smooth, high-luster floors that can be dyed to replicate the look of polished stone. Unlike other materials, polished concrete cannot outgas or foster mold growth. This makes it well suited where indoor quality and durability are prime considerations.
At Cemstone, we provide customers across the Midwest with custom color masonry products and design solutions that improve functionality, and enhance beauty and long-term value. Contact us with your vision and our design staff will bring your idea to life.