Exceptional Interiors

Full-Depth Polished Floors VS Polished Overlays

Showcasing an example of Modena overlay Polished floors at Health Peak Offices completely furnished.

Most interior architects understand that full-depth polished floors are installed on new construction whereas polished overlays are installed on renovation projects, but is there more to consider while choosing a flooring option? What are the other, less-discussed differences, and what effects will they make on your final design?  The four main differences between full-depth polished […]

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At the Heart of Hardscapes

Colorado Hardscapes Logo with Lithomosaic letters.

We define “Hardscapes” as the solid, man-made, lasting components of landscape architecture. Flatwork, walls, rockwork, water features, fireplaces, etc. are all examples of hardscapes. Origin of the name “Colorado Hardscapes” In 1994, we decided to change our name from Van Heukelem Concrete, Inc. in order to distinguish ourselves in the concrete industry. While choosing a new […]

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Concrete Samples – The Key to Success

Our concrete sample maker troweling a concrete sample for a client in our sample bay.

Our concrete samples have become a large part of our reputation at Colorado Hardscapes as we strive to establish expectations. Every concrete contractor has had the “This concrete looks wrong.” conversation before. Of course, that could be due to a careless contractor, but most times, that conversation occurs because of poor communication with the client. […]

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3 Concrete Floors Myths! Understanding What You’re Standing On

Bi-colored, smooth Troweled MicroTop floors.

DEBUNKING THE MYTHS OF CONCRETE TO REVEAL THE TRUTH Frequently clients who want polished concrete floors tell us they want a durable, low maintenance material that lasts a lifetime. High-performance architectural concrete certainly checks all the boxes, but there are differences. We think understanding the wide variety of options in concrete flooring is important, otherwise, […]

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To Dye or Stain Concrete?

Stained and Dyed floors, matching the natural colors found in colorado

CREATIVE COLORATION IN FLOORS BUT WHICH IS BETTER TO DYE OR STAIN CONCRETE? Have you ever wondered if you should Dye or Stain your concrete? Is one better than the other? We are here to answer that question. Colorado Hardscapes takes pride in working with owners, designers, and builders to take the guesswork out of […]

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