More often than not existing areas have to be excavated and prepared before any type of new paving/concrete is installed.This involves time,labour,waste disposal,plant hire,building of new sub bases,stone and many other things that can add significantly to the cost of your project.
However the same beautiful,durable low maintenance finish can still be achieved on a sound existing area,for much less overall cost and time with an overlay.
Printed concrete overlays offer all the benefits of printed concrete without having to rip out an existing concrete slab. If your existing concrete is worn out, dull, and just not pleasing to look at, then a printed overlay is just what your looking for.
Printed overlays go down about 10mm to 25mm thick depending on the pattern. They are strong and durable enough for a patio,paths, and concrete driveways.
Printed overlays are usually mixed and laid on site,so theres no need for big ready mix lorries.
It comes dry bagged to site and the colour is integral which means it does not have to be scattered over the surface like wet lay printed concrete.
The stamped overlay material can be tinted with color and stained after it hardens to give you a vast amount of color variations.
They are imprinted with mats or textured skins. These flexible stamping tools are available in many different patterns to choose from. Some popular choices are natural stone, brick, slate, wood and cobble.
Printed overlays are becoming very popular for interior work replacing tiles for that more natural look in kitchens,bathrooms, conservatories etc.