Tel: 0161 494 7070

0
0
Total: £0.00
  • No products in the basket.

Blog

The UK’s choice for pattern imprinted concrete supplies...

BLOG

Everything you need to know...

Blogs and how to...

We at Elite Crete have decided to start writing a series of blogs to help the number people that are thinking of or have recently started an imprinted concrete business, established contractors looking to further their knowledge and skill-set, or those to try some DIY patterned concrete in their home. This is in the hope of raising the profile of decorative concrete in the UK, to the point that it currently is in the US, where architects and specifiers include decorative concrete in their plans much more often.

They will describe how we have developed our own strategy and techniques over a period of 15+ years of fitting imprinted concrete, and 20+ years of manufacturing the colour hardener and release agents. All things discussed in these blogs have the foundation of knowledge gathered from various sources in the UK and US, with the latter being widely recognised to be at the forefront of the new techniques and equipment related to the decorative concrete industry.

We will not only be covering all aspects of stamped concrete, but also many other area related to decorative concrete including, concrete counter tops, acid staining, vertical applications, concrete mouldings and more.

 

  •  

    November 29, 2017

    1 – PREPARING YOUR BASE

    These articles will lay out the general principles of how to lay imprinted concrete from start to finish. If you are an established fitter and looking to expand your knowledge, further blogs will be available focussing in more detail on each aspect of the process, sharing the tips and tricks that the experience we at[...]
  •  

    November 28, 2017

    2 – PLACING OF CONCRETE

    When the concrete is delivered don’t allow the concrete to be tipped away from the job, this would result in the concrete being moved twice, place the concrete direct onto the area to be laid, if this is not possible, chute it into wheelbarrows and move directly to the are to be laid. There should[...]
  •  

    November 27, 2017

    3 – TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    Specialised tools have been developed not only to create the desired effect, but to help lay and screed the concrete within the time available. The main two specialist tools for patterning imprinting are: ROLLER BUG/ROLLER TAMPER In order for the surface of the concrete to be properly prepared, the aggregate and stone has to be[...]
  •  

    November 26, 2017

    4 – APPLYING THE COLOUR

    Application of the colour is most commonly done via the broadcast method, where handfuls of t he colour hardener is thrown over the surface, keeping your hands low as if the colour is being rolled on. Other methods include using an applicator, similar to a colander and shaking over the surface, this can be difficult[...]

© 2018 . EliteCrete.co.uk

All Rights Reserved

Elite Crete UK Unit 6, Bredbury Court, Ashton Road, Bredbury

Stockport SK6 2QB

Email: sales@elitecrete.co.uk

Tel: 0161 494 7070

The world we like

  •  

    November 28, 2017

    2 – PLACING OF CONCRETE

    When the concrete is delivered don’t allow the concrete to be tipped away from the job, this would result in the concrete being moved twice, place the concrete direct onto the area to be laid, if this is not possible, chute it into wheelbarrows and move directly to the are to be laid. There should[...]

    Read More

  •  

    November 26, 2017

    4 – APPLYING THE COLOUR

    Application of the colour is most commonly done via the broadcast method, where handfuls of t he colour hardener is thrown over the surface, keeping your hands low as if the colour is being rolled on. Other methods include using an applicator, similar to a colander and shaking over the surface, this can be difficult[...]

    Read More