The ultimate way to add free form designs, texture and vibrancy to commercial and residential hardscapes.
So you are considering the use of concrete resurfacing products, we can assure you that you are making a value conscious decision about utilising a quality product as your concrete surface coating.
People are often confused by the many names this process carries in the industry. However, Cover Crete, Flo Crete, Style Pave, On Crete, Spray Stencil, Spray Crete and Enviro Crete are all brand names representing the same product – a cement based polymer infused concrete product. Essentially a compound that can achieve beautiful and colourful designs for your concrete surface. If pre specified, we are happy to use your specified product. However we recommend and offer the CCS Style Pave range otherwise known for its premium performance and established market leadership.
The process of deciding what look to go for, can often confuse many people. This brochure should not only assist with that but offer you insights into the various patterns and colour schemes available and possibly inspire you into creating your own personalised finish. When first considering the product and comparing against alternative solutions, it’s best for you to be aware of its benefits & limitations. Our concrete resurfacing compounds cure to amazingly high strengths, making it amongst the most durable of surfaces available.
In comparison most concrete surfaces only achieve about 25MPa strength. It offers great savings over removing and reinstalling concrete. You have a wide variety of colours and patterns to choose from and it creates one of the best looking and most durable concrete surfaces available in the market.
However this incredible strength is only as useful as the surface underneath supporting it. It will mimic what the surface underneath is doing and if separated from the concrete surface, will be quite weak on its own.
The strength of the resurfacing compound increases over time.
1 Day – Up to 28 MPA
3 Days – Up to 45 MPA
28 Days – Up to 79 MPA
So you’ve decided to get your concrete resurfaced, let us help guide you through the questions you now face.
STEP 1: CHOOSING A COLOUR
If you decide not to have a pattern, all you really need to do is select a colour and consider whether you may want to fleck across the surface of another colour.
STEP 2: DO YOU WANT A FLECK?
A fleck is a low cost option to bring a little more prestige to your surface over just having a straight colour. A fleck can often not be seen and is certainly not appreciated from far away. Therefore it’s most popular in foot traffic areas such as patios and pool surrounds.
STEP 3: DO YOU WANT A PATTERN?
If you are after a basic stencil look, there are many options. One of the most popular looks is the modern large tile design, this is free taped to size to suit you. Alternately, there are many more traditional patterns that come on manufactured rolls. A full range of available patterns can be found below:
Alternatively, you can look to do an ultra modern look and create abstract patterning to suit your tastes. Other modern alternativs with more simplistic styles are possible too.
STEP 4: DO YOU WANT ANY BORDERS, FEATURES OR COLOURED GROUT LINES?
Borders, features are colured grout lines can be used on otherwise straight coloured jobs with no patterns or in conjunction with patterned surface. They do add to the cost of the project, but can set your project apart from those around you or help make a statement to people visiting your premises.
STEP 5: WHAT SORT OF TEXTURE DO YOU NEED?
You generally have two options, the Grainy finish for traction or the Orange Peel effect for a slightly smoother feel and effect. It can be done to a varying extent.
STEP 6: WHAT REPAIRS NEED TO BE UNDERTAKEN AND WHAT SEALER DO YOU WANT TO USE TO FINISH IT?
Concrete resurfacing is purely cosmetic, if a surface needs or could do with repairs, they need to be undertaken prior to the decorative application. This includes, cracks, divots, re-levelling, etc. These processes do add to the cost of a project but can also add significant value to the finished product. However, it does not suit everyone’s position to always necessarily make all repairs or even any that can be made and careful consideration of the cost vs benefits should be made on a case by case basis. Its best to talk to us if you are interested in the extent of repairs to be undertaken on your project.
Cracks can be repaired, as can most things. Repairs do offer greater chances for success than otherwise but can never be guaranteed, repairs have varying success job to job.
Concrete COLOUR PATTERN FOR THE STYLE
COLOUR SWATCH GUIDELINES?
CCS Stylepave Resurfacing is created by hand trowelling or spraying through a hopper gun, on site, under varying weather and job conditions. Due to changes in viscosity and surface texture, variations in colour when compared with the above swatches should be expected. Please consult with the CCS Sales team or www.concretecolursysems.com.au for project specifications.