Flatwork

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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Broom Finish vs Sandscape® Concrete; Which is better?

Exterior amphitheater with broom finished flatwork

Over the past decade, Broom Finish and Sandscape® (Sand Finish) Concrete have been our two most desired concrete finishes. So, what is the difference between the two, and how do you figure out which option is the best for you? Before anything else, let’s define each one. What is Broom Finish Concrete?: Broom Finish concrete […]

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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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