May 3, 2009

DENVER COLORADO STAMPED CONCRETE CONTRACTORS

Denver CO Stamped Concrete Contractors at www.abc123.com

Denver Colorado stamped concrete Contractors have unlimited colors and patterns available for patios, and driveways, so we’re going to keep telling you how to make the best choices for your home when you’re talking to your contractor, in our ongoing articles about this beautiful decorative surface for your home.

Stamped Concrete colors for patios: Keep the colors light! You’re going to be sitting, or trying to relax on your patio, and if it gets direct sunlight, think about how hot asphalt driveways are on a sunny day and you’ll know right away you and your family don’t want to sit and bake on your beautiful new patio. This is why you always see beige colored pool decks at resorts; they stay cooler in direct sun light. If your stamped concrete patio is going to be under a huge shade tree all day long, then use any colors you like.

A few more thoughts on color: Don’t use a really light color like white or yellow; you’ll go blind when the sun reflects off the surface of the stamped concrete on sunny days.
Don’t try and match the color of your house! This is called Mono-chromatic, when all the colors are the same and there’s no contrast. This is Boring!

Don’t try to match rocks near your patio: you’ll never do it. Stamped concrete colors and custom colors have come a long way, but you’ll never match them perfectly. If you did once again it would be boring! Think about good old Mother Nature, she uses many different colors together and they all look great, so use your imagination.

Don’t be afraid to use darker colors on your driveway, especially if you live in places like Denver where we get a lot of snow. You’ll get snow melt out from heat collected by the dark colors like the asphalt; just don’t do this on the patio.

Do have your concrete contractor put Sharks-skin as it’s called, on the surfaces of all your stamped concrete. You can’t see it and it will keep you from breaking your neck! Remember the resorts again. (NO RUNNING ON POOL DECKS!) Any Hardscape surface is as slippery as dog snot when its wet!

Don’t go overboard on the sealers used to seal the stamped concrete surfaces, this is really slippery stuff, and it makes the beautiful colors and patterns look like plastic! We’ll talk more about how often you should seal stamped concrete in the next article.

If you’re doing stamped concrete on the front and the back of your house, then use different colors. Your contractor shouldn’t charge extra for this; if he does find another contractor, there’s no reason to have the front and the back of your house the same color; once again this is boring.

Stamped concrete Patterns for patios: If you have a small patio don’t use a huge pattern, it looks weird and it makes your patio look smaller than it really is. The patterns to stay away from on patios are the real deep cobbled stone patterns; your tables will be rocking all over the place on these, other than these any pattern will work just fine.

Don’t use brick a pattern, if you have a brick house; even if the brick patterns matched (they won’t), this would look strange, and people could try and walk up the wall, (they can’t), they’ll hurt themselves. Use a larger pattern like an Ashlar slate, this is always a great choice with brick, and it’s one of the most popular patterns around.

If you have a large patio then you can use just about any pattern you like, just think about the old polka dot tie with the plaid shirt thing. We’re not saying to be a symmetry freak because once again, neither is Mother Nature, and there are so many patterns available now, there’s no reason not to pick one that’s perfect for you needs.

Some patterns have more texture than others; go for the ones with the most texture in Denver, you’ll be glad you did when it’s cold and Icy.

Age old Question: What is the best pattern or surface to use on surfaces that are on the north side of the building or house when it’s icy and cold?

Correct Answer: It doesn’t matter! When it’s really cold and it’s snowing, and there’s ice everywhere, sooner or later a bed of rocks and nails will get slippery, when completely coated with snow and ice. If you have this big a problem, you should consider heating the stamped concrete.

This is a big subject so we’ll pick it up again in a few days, and we’ll spend more time on stamped concrete driveways, and snow removal, and more good information to help you get the most out of your meeting with your contractor.

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