Make a great first impression.
A pleasant walkway can make guests excited to visit your home. We can transform the concrete up to your home into a lovely walk that your family and guests will enjoy.
In the yard, pathways strategically guide people through the landscape. It can also break up different segments of the yard so that it looks more cohesive.
There are several paths in life, but with Armor Coatings, you’ll choose the path where your home is the priority. Your home – your sanctuary – deserves the utmost attention and care.
In the same way, a walkway can enhance your home, an inviting walkway to your office building or other commercial space can bring in more traffic.
As a leading concrete company with years of expertise and dedicated employees, we overdeliver on your expectations. We can start from scratch and create a brand new walkway, or if your current walkway is dull, a resurface and new finish will revive it. Even adding a new stain has the capability to change your home.
Residential & Commercial
The quality of your driveway, walkway, and entrance, is a direct reflection of the quality of your home or business. It can be vital to certain businesses to have a safe, smooth pathway leading to the business. For example, if a business needs frequent deliveries, the walkways need to be secure.
Durability and function are as important as an aesthetic appearance for your home or business.
Ideas for Concrete Walkways
Concrete is the best surface for customization — you can choose any color or texture that best compliments the color and architecture of your home. There are design options, but these are the basics.
Stained Concrete Walkways
Concretes can be plain, dull, or worn. Adding a stain to either a new or old concrete surface will transform the walkway into a beautiful path.
Stain is one of the quickest, cheapest, and simplest ways to give your walkway a makeover and to change the overall aesthetic of your home.
Concrete stain is formulated to deeply permeate and bond with the existing surface upon application. Meant to last, it is UV-resistant, weather-resistant, and crack-resistant.
There are two types of stain — acid and water-based. There are pros and cons to each.
The components in acid stain, a mixture of hydrochloric acid, water, and metallic salts, react to form an industrial level bond with the concrete. The main limitation is that it is not the most environmentally friendly due to the chemical composition.
As an environmentally friendly and conscientious company, we only use water-based staining to bring out the natural features of the concrete, stones and other surfaces.
The color variety is limited also. Earth toned, subtle colors is the color palette that is offered. Luckily, large portions of houses and buildings use an earth-toned color schema, so the pathway would integrate quite seamlessly into the space.
Now, a water-based stain offers a wide array of vibrant and subdued colors. Water, acrylic, and color pigment work together to provide a beautiful coating that binds to the concrete.
A water-based stain is better for the environment has more color options, and dries faster — which makes application easier.
Whichever stain you decide to go with, both stains are great options to enhance any pathway.
Stain can be manipulated to look like other textures like stone, tile, slate, and even wood, but without the price tag. If maintained properly, it can last for 100 years! Because stained concrete, just like other forms of concrete, can get slippery when wet, there are non-skid additives that can prevent that… you want your guests to be able to make it to the door.
With over 35 years of experience with concrete work, Armor Coatings is your go to guy for stairs. We truly take the special care necessary to transform concrete into an art. Our unprecedented design work will exceed your expectations. Contact us now for a consultation, we can’t wait to hear from you.
There are a superfluous amount of patterns, textures, and colors that can be combined to your perfect taste. We’ll work closely together to curate that vision and bring it to life.
Stained concrete is the first option. It is a luxurious way to transform plain concrete. The palette of colors that you have to work with is expansive. This finish won’t chip or scratch because it deeply permeates the porous and forms chemical bonds with the substrate. There are a multitude of textures, custom patterns and colors that you can choose from.
Polished concrete is another avenue that you can go down. This surface gives off a fantastic shine…it can be so reflective that it is practically a mirror. The reflectivity is customizable of course. This smooth surface will prompt your guests to feel the grandeur and luxury of the home or building, but again, for a good price.
Exposed aggregate (rocks, sand, or other fine material) concrete provides texture that is not only great for non-slip but it can create unique features.
We hand trowel or carve and individually color each stone. That’s the kind of care we pour into our concrete.
Benefits of Concrete Stairs
You may be surprised when you find out that your stairs are not created out of tile, stone, slate, or brick. Instead, we manipulate concrete to look just like these materials…but for half the price.
Stairs made out of concrete have durability, longevity, and are even stronger than more expensive materials.
If you want your stairs to look amazing…just like the real thing and last a long long time at an agreeable price, then concrete is a no brainer.
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We have been in the industry for 38 years; providing beautiful custom concrete overlays, decorative concrete staining and waterproofing for interiors and exteriors of homes and businesses.
Armor Coatings is run by true artists and we take the time to customize our products to suit our customer’s needs. From epoxy flooring to concrete artistry, Armor Coatings can transform any concrete pool deck, walkway, garage, or floor into something truly beautiful.