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Stamped Concrete

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Oct 10, 2007

Stamped Concrete is the process of adding texture and color to concrete to make it resemble natural stone, brick , slate, and other natural products found in nature including wood, fossils, shells and many more. This limitless array of possibilities combined with great durability and lower cost than natural products makes Stamped Concrete an easy choice for new construction and renovation projects.

The installation consists of pressing rubber molds into the concrete while the concrete is still in it's plastic state. Color is achieved by using Dry Shakes or Color Hardeners, Release Powders, Integral Colors and Acid Stain. All these products may be combined to create even more intricate designs.
Decosup Inc. manufactures a full line of products for the installation of Stamped Concrete:

  • HardBright Color Hardener
    Decosup's Color Hardener is a surface hardening dry shake blend of high color retention mineral pigments, Portland cement, silica and quartz aggregates and surface conditioners, it provides great wear resistance, light reflection and long lasting color. It is recommended for use in many concrete applications where a durable hard surface is desired such as flat work, stamped concrete or a colored base for acid staining. Our excellent grade may be used in areas subject to high vehicular and pedestrian traffic, theme parks, streets and sidewalks and residential applications.
  • Integral Colors
    Decosup proudly offers Solomon Color Color-Flow liquid Integral Colors. Liquid integral colors offer many advantages over powder pigments, It's much cleaner, more efficient coloring, no waste, easier to mix and measure onsite and most important; better color consistency from batch to batch.
  • Release Powder
    Decosup's Release Powder adds color variations and highlights to the textured surface, providing an attractive two-color antiqued look that very closely resembles natural materials such as cobblestone, brick, tile and slate.

Please note that Decosup closed down in 2009 and is no longer in business.

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