TELEVISION USED TO BE BLACK & 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.
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.
GALLERY COMING SOON!
Stamped and textured concrete is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for transforming plain grey concrete into beautiful, distinctive floors and hardscapes. Because it 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 and molds—and an unlimited variety of colors.
Advantages of Stamped Concrete
- Stamped concrete is permanent
- Handles excess water better than pavers
- More effective and durable, especially on slopes
- No retainer curb necessary, as required on most paver applications
- Unlimited selection of colors
- Less maintenance required
- No weeds or vegetation in joints
- High-flex structural strength
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. Our state-of-the art integral liquid pigment systems allow color to be mixed during the concrete batching thus eliminating additional labor. In addition, our systems ensure a consistent, permanent and non-fading product load-to-load, job-to-job, with a quick turnaround.
Polished concrete is fast becoming the ultimate minimal maintenance flooring system. Thanks to recent advances in polishing equipment and techniques, contractors are now 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.
The process is ideal for restaurant, retail and commercial interiors. Homeowners are also catching on to the appeal of these smooth, high-luster floors, which can be dyed to replicate the look of polished stone. Unlike other materials, polished concrete cannot outgas or foster mold growth, which makes it well suited where indoor quality and durability are prime considerations.
Grace Top-Cast Concrete Surface Retarders offer unmatched reliability and control for exposed aggregate finishes to add beauty to decorative concrete. Coupled with outstanding technical service and support at the job site, Grace delivers added value that is unmatched in the industry.
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.
At Cemstone, we provide customers across the Midwest with custom color Masonry products and design solutions that improve functionality, enhance beauty and long-term value. Our online tools include Project Vision Imaging, which offers a unique value added benefit to contractors and homeowners alike.
Cemstone Unveils Project Vision Imaging Software for Decorative Concrete Contractors
Cemstone, the upper Midwest’s leader in ready-mix, high performance and decorative concrete and masonry products, today introduced Project Vision imaging software, a proprietary tool that enables concrete contractors to use a computer to show “after” images for any driveway, pool, patio, walkway, parking lot or other decorative concrete project – before the project is undertaken. The software can also show images of asphalt converted to standard grey concrete.
Project Vision allows contractors to apply more than 28,000 Cemstone color and pattern combinations to a digital image of the proposed project site. And the project owner can view side-by-side “before” and “after” images of the project site prior to starting.
“Project Vision is an education and selling tool for our customers to help them dramatically demonstrate the possibilities available to homeowners with Cemstone decorative concrete,” said Thor Becken, president of Cemstone. “A picture is worth a thousand words, and this new software provides decorative concrete contractors with a tremendous advantage when working with a homeowner or commercial customer.”
Project Vision can display colored and stamped concrete, acid stains, epoxy and knockdown finishes, granite, tile and more. The unique software is programmed to display Cemstone’s new line of proprietary RHEOCOLOR L liquid colors. The software will retail for $599. Through an introductory offer, that includes a free concrete chip kit, the cost of Project Vision is $449.
“Decorative concrete is a way to achieve a higher level of beauty, functionality and long term value,” added Becken. “We believe online tools such as Project Vision offer a unique value added benefit to contractors and homeowners alike.”