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Creative Concrete have been installing imprinted concrete patios for domestic and commercial customers in the Liverpool area for over 10 years. Pattern imprinted concrete is a surface which our customers choose because it offers the finest levels of kerb appeal for their homes and businesses. We definitely agree with their valued opinions!]
To help you learn more about imprinted concrete and how we create our surfaces, we’ve answered some common questions from prospective clients in Liverpool and Merseyside.
How do you produce imprinted concrete?
We produce imprinted concrete from pre-mixed concrete which is combined with water, cement and sand. We then introduce mixed aggregates, which help to strengthen the surface whilst providing superior air entrainment. Pattern imprinted concrete provides a lasting finish that beats most other surfaces used in Liverpool on both price and quality.
How do you get the pattern effect on imprinted concrete?
After the concrete is poured, we lay down rubber patterned mats to impress the design of your choice. This could be a wood, brick, slate or stone effect. Coloured dye is then added, in a shade of your choice which can be completely bespoke, to leave unique pattern imprinted patios, pathways and driveways for homeowners in Liverpool to enjoy.
Are imprinted concrete driveways susceptible to sinking?
No. Imprinted concrete has become a popular choice for many customers in Liverpool and the surrounding areas thanks to its durability and strength. Unlike block paving or tarmac, which are prone to movement if the sub-base is substandard, pattern imprinted concrete is one of the most solid surfaces available because high quality aggregates are used in the mix.
Does the colour ever fade on imprinted concrete?
No. This is because we use an acrylic sealant which protects pattern imprinted concrete from UV light and wet weather. Domestic and commercial customers in Liverpool can rest assured that our hardwearing imprinted concrete patios, pathways and driveways will still be as stylish in 15 years’ time as they were on the day they were first installed.
Can imprinted concrete be used for other purposes?
Yes. While pattern imprinted concrete is mostly used on driveways, patios and pathways, it can also be used internally. It has a unique look and can be used to great effect for filling flooring channels after underfloor heating installations in Liverpool. Because imprinted concrete is waterproof, it’s also ideal for kitchen and bathroom flooring.
Is it true that imprinted concrete requires little maintenance?
Yes. Pattern imprinted concrete is treated with a quality sealant to give the surface total protection. Unlike gravel driveways that need relaying every few years or patios built with flagstones which let weeds through at the edges, pattern imprinted concrete is a solid and impenetrable surface. All that’s needed is the occasional sweep and wash.