Flatwork

How to Create Iconic Playgrounds with Concrete – Part 3: Colored Topical Treatments

Colored topical treatment called MicroTop used at Swansea Park.

Colored topical treatments are a great way to add design to any concrete surface, and a perfect option for adding unique elements to playgrounds. At Colorado Hardscapes, we provide a variety of options, from color hardener to MicroTop to stains. Have a smaller budget? Want something super durable? Continue reading to find the topical treatment […]

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Slip-Resistant Concrete: The Sandscape Method

Market Station concrete plaza with stained bands.

SO, YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST WAY TO MAKE CONCRETE SLIP-RESISTANT. Which method should you choose and why? We’re going to dive into the method we suggest for most projects to get our clients the look and function they want every time. 1. WHAT IS SLIP-RESISTANT CONCRETE, AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT FOR YOUR […]

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Sandscape Refined; Sand Finish Concrete 2.0

Sandscape® refined flatwork next to fire pit

Sandscape Refined is one of the most high-end decorative concrete products you can come by. It takes the grip and walkability we all love about Sandscape and enhances its aesthetic and ecological value.  Why Everyone Likes Sandscape Refined:  More Colors By excluding warm-colored, local sands and replacing them with neutral silica sand, pigments in color […]

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Specifications Causing You Headaches?

Specification Mock up for client approval including sandscape, broom finish concrete, a wall, and sawcuts cast-in-place Denver Colorado.

Double-check your concrete specifications (specs.) to save time, assure quality, and clarify intent. Case Study Do you enjoy writing specifications? Do you ever wonder what is truly needed or what is redundant information? Since specifications may range from being lengthy and detailed to very short and brief, it’s hard to determine when information is necessary. […]

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Sandscape® or Sand Finish?

Concrete walkway with dark Sandscape® banding

When determining your flatwork needs, always consider Sandscape ® vs sand finish. “Sand finish” concrete is exactly what it sounds like – A sand-textured decorative flatwork option. Sand finish concrete creates a non-slip surface, perfect for parks, entryways, plazas, etc…While being non-slip, soft, sand aggregates allow you to walk on its surface barefoot and comfortable, […]

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