(the primary product used is TEXTURE-PAVE™)
Thin-stamped overlays are one of the most popular uses of our polymer cement products. Until now, to obtain the look and feel of stone, slate, and various tiles in a concrete surface, you needed to pour a new concrete slab and then stamp the freshly-poured concrete with embossing tools. Although this may be the ideal application for new concrete, thin-stamped overlays are the answer for existing concrete surfaces. Imagine being able to apply a 1/4″ to 3/8″ layer of polymer cement over an existing concrete surface, then stamping the thin-layered polymer cement material to give a permanent and realistic look of stone, slate, and tile. With decreased costs, but increased versatility, Hallmark Concrete’s thin-stamped overlays give you more for your concrete floor.
Seamless Stamp withBorder Ashlar Slate Stamp Ashlar Slate with Random Stone
Why concrete overlays (concrete stamping patterns)?
Concrete is the most widely-used traffic surface in the world. For centuries, plain gray concrete was accepted as a finished exterior surface, and interior concrete was covered with tile, linoleum, wood, carpet, and paint. Concrete overlays have existed for many decades, but the past two decades in particular have led to advancements in polymer emulsion composition and blends that create permanent coatings when mixed with the correct ratios of white cement, various silica quartz aggregates, and other components. These coatings are generally installed from 1/16″ to 3/8″ thick, with even greater thicknesses achieved for some applications. Read about our different finishes and observe photos of each type….