No weeds, no ants, simply beautiful looking solid concrete that is easy to clean with minimum maintenance.
Creative Hardscapes can help you achieve your landscape vision, with many concrete applications, colours, textures and finishes. You can be sure your vision can be made a reality.
Having an extensive knowledge of concrete and working closely with our suppliers, helps us determine the best type of concrete for the job at hand. Using the correct concrete coupled with plenty of steel rebar placed within the concrete we can create a long lasting and durable product.
Retaining walls, walkways, driveways, patios, staircases, pool decks, porches and interior flooring are some of the most popular, but not limited to, areas where the concrete finishes outlined below can be applied. These finishes can be used alone or combined to create a custom and very unique look.
Stamped concrete is the process of pressing decorative impressions into wet concrete using rubber stamps. With stamped concrete there are many designs, textures and colours to choose from. Creative Hardscapes uses a Stamped concrete mix which is integrally coloured at the plant, as well as, stains and release agents to color the surface of the concrete.
Exposed aggregate concrete is the process of removing the top layer of new concrete in order to reveal the decorative aggregates within. It is not only naturally slip resistant, it is also the most durable concrete finish. There are numerous ways of exposing the aggregates in the concrete, for example, chemical, sandblasting and grinding are the most commonly used methods. Depending on the look you want to achieve, each of these methods will expose different levels of aggregates, from a very soft sand finish to a larger stone finish.
Hand finished concrete is the process of finishing concrete using various hand tools. Some of the most commonly used finishes for this application are: hard troweled (smooth texture), rosette finish (circular texture) and broom finish (line texture). This option is used when the customer is looking for an economical seamless finish or in conjunction with other finishes.
Concrete overlay is the process of applying approximately half an inch of polymer modified cement over an existing surface; it can be finished in any of the above mentioned ways. This is an economical way to improve the look of an existing concrete surface.
Concrete is not only for the outside of your home, recently there has been a growing trend to modernize your home with unique concrete pieces such as countertops, farmhouse sinks, benches, bathroom vanity tops and flooring. The colours, design capabilities, textures and finishes are endless.
A very unique feature of having a custom concrete piece in your home is the way in which it can be customized. For example, you can have a stainless steel quote inlayed into the concrete, fibre optic or LED lights place within a countertop, coloured glass, mica flakes, mirror and sparkle dusts can all be revealed on the surface of the concrete- the ideas are limitless.