Pattern imprinted concrete

What is Patern Imprinted Concrete?

Pattern Imprinted Concrete is a highly innovative method of imprinting the surface of freshly poured ready mixed concrete to produce a beautiful concrete design that gives the look of stone, brick, cobbles, tile and stone. There is a huge range of colours and patterns that can be applied any environment.

Benefits of Using Pattern Imprinted Concrete

  • Maintenance free – no sinking, spreading, weeds
  • Oil and stain resistant
  • Variety of colours that do not fade
  • Durability that will outlast other forms of paving
  • Anti-slip coating can be added to make the surface non-slip

Pattern Imprinted Concrete is ideal for:-

  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Paths
  • Indoor flooring
  • Industrial flooring
  • Conservatory flooring

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Special Features

We offer a range of special features that are designed to enhance any pattern imprinted paving.

Steps

Rather than installing pre-cast concrete steps, we can shape the concrete to match any pattern imprinted paving. This allows you to be more creative in the designs that you choose.

Crack Control Joints

Crack control joints are designed to minimise the risk of cracking. The control joints are straight diamond cuts through the slab at points considered to be a weakness. Any cracks that do occur are usually natural and small and the crack control joints will prevent them from developing any further.

Other Special Features 

Other special features include:-

  • Patio paving
  • Circle features
  • Borders
  • Colour and pattern changes

Decorative Overlay System – Flex-C-Ment

Whether inside or outside, we can customise your home with a variety colour combinations and imprinted stone patterns. Flex-C-Ment is a decorative overlay system that is not restricted by design. It is extremely durable and can be applied to many different surfaces with little preparation.

Benefits of using Flex-C-Ment

  • Flexible and less likely to crack
  • Durable in all kinds of conditions
  • Can be applied to all types of surfaces including brick, wood, painted, and even glazed
  • Requires little preparation work
  • Can be used internally and externally
  • Excellent thermal and insulating properties
  • Reasonably priced compared to traditional methods
  • Tried and tested over 25 years

Where it can be used

  • Fireplaces
  • Foundation walls
  • Chimneys
  • Archways
  • Stairways

Free Quotation

If you would like to find out more information about the benefits of Flex-C-Ment or to receive a free quotation, please contact us.

Flex-c ment steps
Flex-c ment wall

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some frequently asked questions from our customers. If you would like to ask something more specific, please give us a call on 01633 530 144 or use our contact form.

The concrete can be laid all year round although the process may take longer in the winter when it is colder.

To keep your new surface looking its best we recommend re-sealing every 18 – 24 months. The sealant will wear away as time goes by, and the rate of wear will depend on the amount of use. If this happens the coloured surface of the concrete will be exposed to wear. To prevent the coloured surface wearing thin and eventually being worn away, your surface should be re-sealed as appropriate. The sealant on regularly used driveways will wear away a lot quicker than the sealant on patios that only have minimal footfall. So driveways would need to be monitored for sealant wear more than patios.

The colours do not fade but should they appear to look dull, resealing the concrete will brighten up the colours again. The specifications we use minimise cracking but if a crack does develop, it will almost always remain barely visible.

Crack control joints are recommended by British Standards and are cut in at regular intervals. They are cut to a depth of 25% of the slab. If a crack should occur, it would follow the direction of the weakened points so that the crack never becomes visible, and the crack control joint itself is filled with mastic.

It is recommended to wait 24-48 hours for pedestrian traffic, 6 days before you drive a car on it and 48 days for heavy goods vehicles.

The process can create dust particularly when windy but any dust will be washed away before we leave.

We strongly advise against painting.

Pathwise specialise in the design and installation of decorative bespoke driveways & drives, decorative coloured concrete drives, pattern & patterned imprinted concrete driveways, and pressed concrete driveways in Cardiff, Newport, and south Wales. Pathwise also cover the following areas: Monmouth, Caerleon, Caerphilly , Chepstow and Caldicot, Cwmbran and Pontypool , and Bristol