Image Pros of Rockford, Illinois, has been providing our customers with the highest quality colored, stamped and decorative concrete services for many years. Image Pros' design and installation experience and abilities set the tone for a dramatically impressive presentation of your home and business' outdoor living areas and environment.
With the most unique patterns and concrete coloring and staining processes, we produce the most exquisite stamped concrete surfaces in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin and our staff of trained professionals are on call both weekdays and weekends. Our ultimate goal, as always, is to please you with quality, affordability and countless choices!
We believe that using decorative concrete, stamped concrete, stained concrete or colored concrete (acid washed concrete) can make a beautiful impression on your home or business. Choosing decorative concrete, stamped concrete, stained concrete or acid washed concrete to enhance your landscape, outdoor living areas or building from cobblestone sidewalks to stone patios, the look of decorative concrete, stamped concrete, stained concrete or acid washed concrete accentuates the aesthetic qualities of your home or business like nothing else. Pavers or natural stone can be very expensive. But, using decorative concrete, stamped concrete, stained concrete or acid washed concrete is a far less expensive option, it can be installed much quicker, it lasts longer, has far less maintenance requirements and is, therefore, much more economical.
Decorative Concrete Overlays in Rockford
Do you want to permanently cover up imperfections in the surface existing you concrete? Or would you like to turn a plain slab into a work of art? With today's decorative concrete overlays, it's easier than you may think to give almost any concrete surface, indoors or out, a complete face lift - at a much lower cost than removal and replacement of the same concrete slab.
Actually, the only real challenge in making this decision is choosing from all of the many resurfacing products and styles of decorative concrete overlays available and the wide array of decorative finishes made possible when you call Image Pros of Rockford. There are multiple options available for achieving any look imaginable with a concrete overlay, but Image Pros and their concrete experts make it easy to choose a complimentary and aesthetically pleasing surface to replace that old (or unwanted) plain concrete.
Although cement concrete based overlays have been around for a long time, a lot of today's decorative concrete systems blend polymer resins with cement, sand and other additives to improve performance, wear resistance, and aesthetic qualities. Polymer modified overlays can be applied in layers as thin as a credit card or some even up to several inches thick, all without delamination or failure. The concrete overlays adhere well to your existing concrete and are resistant to damage from salt, chemicals, UV exposure, freeze and thaw conditions, as well as abrasion.
While most types of polymer-modified overlays offer similar performance benefits, each system has its own unique characteristics. Overlay manufacturers use different types of polymer resins, often blending them to produce proprietary products with distinct physical attributes. Many of today's decorative overlays use acrylics or acrylic blends because these resins provide excellent bond strength and UV resistance.
Before you decide that a new decorative concrete is possible for you, or the solution to replacement of your old concrete, it's important to note that not all existing concrete can be resurfaced. The underlying base for an overlay must be in good condition. If your concrete is heaving, buckling, has severe cracks, is cracking (due to deicing salts and freeze-thaw cycles), or resting on unstable soil, resurfacing will not solve your problems. This is when total replacement will be your best option. If that is the case, however, don't worry...Image Pros also offers complete concrete paving services and is one of the most trusted and experienced concrete contractors in the entire Rockford Illinois area.
Stamped Concrete in Rockford
Stamped concrete, commonly referred to as textured stamped concrete or imprinted concrete, is concrete that is designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood. In this section you will see how stamped concrete can be used to beautify pool decks, driveways, entries, courtyards, and patios. The choice of stamped concrete is becoming more popular and frequent because of the many options available in concrete patterns, concrete colors, and the cost of stamped or imprinted concrete - in comparison to the materials it is designed to replace.
Image Pros of Rockford will help you choose the colors and patterns for your stamped cement - the best rule of thumb is to choose the colors and patterns that blend with the other stone, tile or textured concrete elements on your property. Complex designs that may incorporate steps, courtyards, and fountains can be achieved when those patterns are pressed into the concrete.
Stamped concrete can also be blended with other decorative concrete elements such as exposed aggregate finishes and colored concrete or stained concrete, along with a specific pattern, such as worn rock or stone, running bond brick or even hexagonal tile. Image Pros of Rockford are experts at using concrete, artistically, to provide the perfect canvas for creating an economical replica of more expensive materials while still maintaining a very natural, authentic look. And by the way, stamped concrete will absolutely give you more flexibility to fit and match difficult areas were a square paver or cutting a stone would be much more time consuming. So let the experts Image Pros of Rockford provide you with beautifully crafted, designed and installed stamped concrete surface that will impress you, as well as you neighbors.
Stained Concrete in Rockford & Colored Concrete in Rockford
Stained concrete (sometimes called colored concrete) is one of the most popular methods for transforming concrete slabs. Homeowners, business owners, designers and builders are all drawn to stained concrete or colored concrete because of the stunning, beautiful and unique designs, patterns and possibilities that can be achieved combining colors, application techniques, etc., on cement flooring, concrete flooring and other surfaces.
The results that can be (and have been) achieved are limited only by the creativity of the the Concrete Transformation Professionals at Image Pros of Rockford - we are truly in the stained concrete experts.
Because of the porous nature of concrete and concrete's neutral tone, it really is the perfect 'blank canvas' for creating works of art. Using chemical-based acid stains, decorative concrete contractors have been able to achieve rich, earth-toned color schemes resembling natural stone, marble, wood, or even leather.
Image Pros of Rockford can give your plain concrete slab a completely custom look: concrete surfaces such as cement floors, concrete driveways, concrete patios, concrete walkways, concrete pool decks, concrete walls and more, are just some of the surfaces that we can transform for you at your home or place of business..