Colors of imprinted concrete: the most used and Topciment range
The imprinted concrete is a construction material with great decorative skills used to cover vertical and horizontal areas. This coating, increasingly used by professionals, resistances it treasures, which turn each space into a unique area.
But, in the decorative facet of stamped concrete not only the shapes given by its molds are the most important or highlighted since it also has a wide range of colors that can pigment all the surfaces on which it is applied.
Therefore, the colors of the imprinted concrete are one of those distinctive elements of this material that make it an eminently aesthetic material that allows choosing the color to taste and even creating them, guaranteeing levels of customization unattainable for other materials that are used in renovations or in new construction. In this way, the colors of the imprinted concrete serve to make a difference.
Colors of imprinted concrete: spaces where they shine the most
When talking aboutimprinted concrete,we are making it from a material with unusual versatility. In fact, thanks to the large number of resistances it has, it can be applied on any pavement or wall ensuring the extreme durability of the areas where it is used.
It doesn't matter if the scope in which it is used is domestic, where it is used in homes, especially outdoors, surrounding the immediate areas of swimming pools. This is because its resistances to humidity and sun exposure are very large. In this context, it is also common to see this material lining the terraces.
It is also very common to find a material like this in the industrial or commercial field. We refer to factories, airports, public or private parking lots, or large areas. In the floors of these areas, the resistance of this material may be key to withstand the heavy traffic of people, cars, trucks or other heavy-duty industrial vehicles that frequent these types of areas.
It is also common to see it on sidewalks, areas where human traffic is very high and which, in addition, are exposed to all kinds of blows or impacts from passers-by.
Anyway, we are going to detail in a more exhaustive way other areas where the colors of the imprinted concrete are going to remain as if the area had just been recently applied.
This is an ideal option to apply a material such as imprinted concrete that has resistances that help maintain the textures of the molds and the colors of its pigmentation systems. Also having a very high aesthetic versatility, its colors can be aesthetically adapted to the aesthetic requirements sought in this type of spaces, being able to paint the stone pattern gray, giving a more natural-realistic touch to this outdoor space.
Can you think of a more suitable construction material for those paths that are drawn, both in public and private gardens, that cross spaces with stones, flowers or decorative stones than imprinted concrete? By applying this material, these areas are safer as they can prevent slips, especially on rainy days or on those when the floor is wet or damp. These spaces usually look very attractive in various colors of imprinted concrete, such as orange tones, or those dark ones that mimic larger stones.
Due to their resistances and also their ease of cleaning, applying stamped concrete in these areas is usually a success as this type of coated floors resist any type of stain and, then, when it comes to cleaning them, these can be easily removed using any cleaning product, preserving the colors of the imprinted concrete as if they were new.
Constant contact with water and humidity does not damage surfaces applied with imprinted concrete. This material guarantees beautiful surfaces where their colors will remain forever to create areas that remain chromatically intact over time and, in addition, safer since this material prevents slipping, allowing enjoyment in these spaces to be much greater when they are surrounding the pool edges.
Combining colors of imprinted concrete in rooms
Another of the great qualities of this coating is that it is capable of adapting to any space, whether interior or exterior. This, the imprinted concrete, helps to create areas with a unique level of exclusivity as it puts its entire chromatic catalog at the service of any area.
In this way, in addition to allowing any of its colors to be used to decorate any type of area, it also allows combining any of its colors to create new shades that give that characteristic and personal appearance to floors as well as walls, walls or facades.
This, covering surfaces with imprinted concrete in all its colors, represents a way to create surfaces in the image and likeness of users at a really affordable cost. Thus, enjoying the areas that people want, with effects and colors that elevate them to another decorative level, is possible with this material.
Next, we leave you a list of suggestions to combine the colors of the imprinted concrete with spaces, which are going to delight any user.
- To create terraces with a more dynamic design, any color of the imprinted concrete and any chosen shape, will help achieve this effect. It should be noted that even though these are exposed to the weather, the colors will remain intact. Using different colors helps to define different areas.
- In homes with a garden, where the entrance to the house is a fundamental element and is usually extended, colors similar to the interior tiles can be used to pigment the imprinted concrete so that we feel inside the home even before entering it.
- For lofts we can use the silver gray color to color their floors and find the most suitable decorative style for this type of spaces. We are talking about the industrial one.
- For any type of space, indoor or outdoor, you can achieve warmer atmospheres by opting for brown colors and patterns that mimic natural wood. Warmth is at your fingertips when using a material like imprinted concrete.
- This coating is used on terraces, patios, and slate-colored pools to give it a rustic yet elegant feel. Although white is mainly used for polished concrete, you can use simpler patterns in which freshness is mixed with a marked character.
- For stairs and porches, the suggestion is the use of patterns that reproduce the shapes of other construction or decorative materials such as bricks or cobblestones, yes, in grayish tones.
Most used imprinted concrete colors: Topciment range
If your idea is to dye the imprinted pavement to give it a much deeper personality, there are many combinations to achieve the desired effect, whether it's a completely unique color or a very good imitation of the color of a certain material.
The neutral colors such as gray, black, and beige are probably the most used, which mimic natural stone, but reds, yellows, and browns are also used, the latter usually imitating wood. Some of the shades currently used in the sector are:
Silver-Gray: since the primary color of cement is gray, it is easy to obtain, so it is the most used. It is perfect for areas that want to maintain their rural appearance.
Blacks: although it is difficult to obtain rich blacks, it is possible to make them deep enough. These imprinted concrete colors are used for patios, pools, and walkways.
Slate: this color is associated with stone and therefore it is ideal for outdoor spaces, as it is a very discreet tone that is used to cover large surfaces.
Cream: this is one of the most used colors of imprinted concrete because it can be combined with gray and brown interior and exterior designs.
Red: this type of pavement is common in industrial areas, parks and sports facilities, but it is also common in projects designed to imitate brick.
Brown: is one of the most used colors in dark or light shades. Sometimes it is used with prints that mimic wood. But it is usually applied in details and finishes of large surfaces.
White: this is one of the most difficult colors to achieve, and it is very likely that an exact white cannot be achieved. It requires a good finish with white cement that creates a very light gray tone.
How are the areas of imprinted concrete pigmented?
The best decorative coatings must be made up of the best pigments. Colors are a separate factor in pavement decoration, as they beautify the same result. This is especially true in the case of stamped concrete floors or pavements, which are a continuous coating that imitates the texture and colors of different natural or constructive elements.
That's why, at Topciment, we have two types of systems for coloring imprinted concrete. Two different ways such as mass pigmentation and dusting. Let's detail a bit each of these two great options.
Arcocem, coloring of bulk concrete
With our systemArcocem, which combines with our full range of concrete pigments, gives each area a personal touch. These pigments have a high intensity and can be arranged in many different colors to create unique and highly durable finishes.
These pigments stand out for their high color stability and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, demonstrating excellent resistance to UV rays, weather and alkalis. This is possible because our pigments undergo a complex and strict quality control.
Thanks to their excellent chemical stability, our pigments can withstand the most extreme environmental conditions. Thanks to good heat resistance, the color remains intact without losing its intensity.
On the other hand, it should be noted that the intensity of the tone will depend on the amount of pigment used. Other factors such as particle size, water-cement ratio, trowel, or porosity can also affect the color of the concrete or mortar.
At Arcocem® we have pigments for concrete in powder, water and solvent form. Each subfamily takes into account its own color chart, from more intense and vibrant colors to more neutral colors and muted tones.
Care of colored imprinted concrete
To keep the areas printed with this material in the best conditions and, above all, so that they do not lose their colors, it is not necessary to make great efforts., but it is necessary to take into account the area where they are applied.
Depending on the installation site, imprinted pavements require certain care that, in no case, will be expensive. For example, in areas of swimming pools, gardens, outdoor corridors and terraces, pressed concrete is usually chosen for its anti-slip properties, and daily cleaning is recommended, first with dust and leaves and then with water. Another way to do it and clean it in a very simple way is by using a watering hose.
On the other hand, the coatings of imprinted concrete in log color and slate color usually remain intact due to their resistance to the environment, and in general, since imprinted concrete is used in exterior claddings, it guarantees a perfect color for a long time.
In short, to take care of the color of the stamped concrete pavement you only need to clean it once a day to avoid the accumulation of dust or residues that can cause problems and be attentive, in the case of surfaces that are outside of the weeds.
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