Color Stone Systems
Decorative Concrete Flooring & Architectural Finishes in DuPage County
The versatility of our products and systems can often times be a bit overwhelming, if not confusing. Listed below are the more popular systems that our products create.
Thin Stamped Overlays (the primary product used is TEXTURE-PAVE)
This application is one of the most popular uses of our polymer cement products. Until now, to obtain the look and feel of stone, slate and various tile 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 pours, but what about concrete surfaces that are already existing? Thin stamped overlays are the answer. Imagine being able to apply a 1/4″ to 3/8″ layer of polymer cement over an existing concrete surface (new pour or old deteriorated slab) then stamping the thin layered polymer cement material to give the permanent and realistic look of stone, slate and tile – just like conventional stamped concrete. With decreased costs, decreased labor, decreased required experience but increased versatility and increased profitability, why would anyone want to stamp conventional concrete or even real stone and slate again?
Splatter Textures and Knockdown Finishes (the primary product used is THIN-FINISH)
These applications are the traditional decorative resurfacing designs and textures. Splatter textures are typically applied with a air powered hopper gun and more are commonly applied to pool decks, driveways, patios, etc. giving the property added beauty, added slip resistance and added durability. Although stone, slate and tile finishes can be easily installed like thin stamped overlays, the actual texture is slightly less authentic looking but more textured to provide a non-slip texture.
Custom Interior Flooring (the primary products used are MICRO-FINISH or TEXTURE-PAVE)
These applications may include extremely smooth or moderately textured finishes in virtually limitless color and design combination. Commercial grade sealer systems may be required to ensure high traffic wearability. These applications are widely used in casinos, shopping malls, offices, hotel lobbies, retail stores, residential floors and anywhere in place of conventional tile, terrazzo, quarry, etc.
Trowel Down Slate Finishes (the primary product used is THIN-FINISH)
These applications are alternatives to thin stamped overlays, lacking the authenticity and overall depth. However, trowel down slate finishes create a textured decorative finish that rivals the look of conventional slate at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.
Concrete Repair Resurfacing (the primary product used is THIN-FINISH or TEXTURE-PAVE
This is an application most concrete contractors would like to believe is possible, yet still have a high level of pessimism towards the success and long term durability of the application. The basis behind the application is to repair/restore/resurface pitted, flaked, deteriorated or poorly finished concrete that would otherwise need torn out and replaced. Normal applications are applied 1/32″ to 1/4″ thick with thicker applications being optional if needed. Finished applications look as if new concrete was poured, yet offer increased levels of performance including: resistance to chemicals, salt, petrochemicals, UV, water resistance and more. Because of the inexpensive cost of this application, it is becoming the standard for surface repair.