Concrete: Second Only to Nature"
Becomes ART at Hands of Dare Concrete"
Dare Concrete for the Best in Concrete Work"
Concrete Spray-Deck: The Ultimate Cover-Up"
Hardener: a Concrete Color System Blend of Durability, Style and
Concrete for Sealing, Performance, Permanence"
"Concrete Repair Options for Cracks, Erosion, Settlement - What To Do?"
"Concrete Innovations Contribute to a Better Environment"
"Designing With Colored Concrete"
"Sandblasting Stenciled Patterns Into Concrete"
"Dare Concrete - One of the Top 50 Diversity owned Businesses in North Carolina"
Back To Media Reviews Directory
Color Hardener: A Concrete
Color System Blend of Durability, Style and Decor
Color is the stuff
of decorating, so why not color concrete?
Whether you are
building a concrete patio, pool deck, driveway, courtyard, or you have
a unique indoor application in mind, Dare Concrete can offer you color,
too. By coordinating a patio's color with the home interior, it becomes
a valuable extension of the home, rather than an afterthought.
choice for color concrete is a color hardener application. If you add
color hardener to the floor at the time the concrete is freshly poured,
the surface becomes harder and less porous than untreated concrete.
Most spills are repelled and do not leave a permanent stain.
This hardener is
a dry combination of materials consisting of Portland cement, graded
quartz aggregate, nonfading mineral oxide coloring pigments and plasticizing
admixture. When applied to freshly poured concrete, it provides the
utmost in surface conditioning, performance and color intensity which,
combined with the concrete structure, increases abrasion and impact
resistance of concrete surfaces, reducing it's maintenance and repair
In simpler words,
you'll have a durable, wear resistant, easily maintained concrete surface
that can be cleaned with a broom and a mop. From the deepest freeze
of Canada to the blistering heat of Mexico, color hardener as a coloration
system for concrete can weather the worst that Mother Nature can muster.
of Dare Concrete says you can choose from a variety of colors to complement
your decor, whether your decorating style is traditional or casual.
Pastels and earth tones are produced by mixing mineral pigments through
the concrete, and they can be made to match your home or business. For
about $1.50 per square foot, any homeowner can add color hardener to
match any accent of the home.
As you cut joints
on concrete surfaces, you can create and design you wish. In addition,
you can add marble or granite chips, landscaping pebbles or even shells
for that little personal touch that makes a house your home.
advances that allow concrete to take on virtually any color, texture
or shape are redefining the place of concrete in residential landscape.
This new flexibility has made concrete a leading player in a design
process that puts increasing emphasis on outdoor space. Concrete has
become a powerful design tool in landscaping because it has the ability
provide a coordinated look to all of the home's exterior elements.
According to a
recent National Family Opinion study of prospective house hunters, homebuyers
prefer a concrete driveway to any other. By using color hardener as
a coloring system you not only add value and style to your home, but
you also have a low maintenance, affordable, durable concrete surface
with top level performance in any climate which will stand the test
of time in even the most severe conditions. "Color hardener is our choice
for a successful colored concrete work," Estella says.
An example is the
outdoor pool shown above and to the left. Mr. and Mrs. Cloyes of Southern
Shore chose a beige cream color hardener for their concrete pool deck.
They chose this application to resist the stains left by leaves, which
shed from the numerous trees on their property.
Times-November 23, 1999
back to top
1999-2002 Dare Concrete & Outer Banks Internet. All Rights Reserved.