Taking Concrete Surfaces To A Whole New Level

Concrete patios in Memphis and the surrounding areas do not have to be boring and made of uniform off-white concrete. Whether you are looking to upgrade the patio at your home or business, the professionals at Surface Scapes can provide innovative methods of re-imagining the concrete surface. Attract attention with a stained concrete patio in a pretty shade or with surface designing.

Stained Concrete

Perhaps the simplest way to re-imagine concrete patios in Memphis is by changing the surface color. When most people think of concrete or cement, they picture the same white to gray color. We can add shades, hues, and colors to your existing concrete surface without replacing it. If you are planning on replacing or adding to the surface, then it is easier to add color, and our experts can tell you how a particular shade will look.

We have water-based stains offering many bright colors and little odor, and if you choose a UV stable version, they can be used outdoors. Acrylic coatings offer more durability and custom colorings. Surface Scapes also has concrete dyes that use small color particles to give concrete translucent colors. Acid stains are tricky, but the marble effect is worth it. In some cases, integral color is added to the mix to give a powerful color throughout. One of the most durable for outdoor use is a dry shake hardener, but it can only be used in wet concrete.

Decorative Overlays

Another way to re-imagine your patio is by adding a decorative overlay. This can be stained or colored concrete or more complex, such as an intricate pattern or design. A popular decorative overlay includes stamps to mimic brickwork. We are able to create a decorative overlay matching any pattern you want, given enough time to create the stamp or stamps necessary.


Even if you do not necessarily want to re-imagine or upgrade your Memphis concrete patio, our team can help it look new. This can be as simple as resurfacing in many cases, and the process will even out the current patio, giving it a fresh appearance.

Whether you own your business or are a homeowner, it can be tempting to take on certain projects yourself to save money. At first glance, it may seem like hiring a decorative concrete contractor in Memphis or the surrounding area will be more expensive than doing the job yourself. If you really consider it, hiring professionals will save you money. Between knowledge, systems training, and necessary supplies, it is cheaper to hire experts like ours at Surface Scapes from the start.

Cost of Tools and Materials

If you were to install decorative concrete yourself, you would first need to buy all of the necessary equipment. Some items, such as trowels, are cheap, while others, such as equipment to mix concrete thoroughly, are more expensive. In addition, a decorative concrete contractor in Memphis buys materials such as concrete mix in bulk, saving money. Working with a contractor allows you to pay a lower price for materials than you would get by buying it yourself. Finally, a contractor knows which materials are the best quality. It is worth it to pay for better materials that produce longer-lasting results, and only an experienced contractor knows which meet that description.

Installs Concrete Correctly

A decorative concrete contractor in Memphis knows exactly how to pour the concrete and mold it to create the design you want. If you attempt to do so yourself, you will likely take at least twice as much time, and may not even do the task correctly. If you make a mistake, you may end up having to hire a contractor to redo it. Our team of experts are qualified to work with Sundek products for the Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi areas. We can help with colored concrete, utilizing acid stains, concrete dye, acrylic coatings, water-based stain, integral color, and dry shake color hardener. Our team also utilizes various systems, such as concrete overlays and resurfacing.

One of the simplest and most practical options for rejuvenating your Memphis pool surround and deck is to add a decorative concrete coating. These versatile coatings are available in every color and pattern imaginable, and when installed by Surface Scapes, they last for years. Adding an acrylic or decorative coating to your pool area increases its lifespan and makes it look new and can cover up minor cracks and other imperfections.

Add Durability and Lifespan

All of the decorative concrete coatings in Memphis and surrounding areas used by Surface Scapes are designed to last for a long time. The high-quality Sundek products provide a new protective layer on top of your existing pool deck; you will not need to replace the area for years to come. Best of all, if you decide to expand your pool surrounds in the future, it is easy to add new concrete that matches the decorative coating, especially when you select a well-known product, such as Sundek Sun Stone or Sundek Classic Texture, either of which our team can install for you.

Create a Custom Look

Some people want to rejuvenate their pool surrounds to add durability and make it look like new, while others do so to create a custom look. With various stamps and color options, it is easy to give the exact appearance you want. Working with high-quality colors from SunStain gives you dozens of shades to select from, each of which will last without fading, provided that it is cared for properly. You can also select various textures for the decorative concrete coatings, based on the application style. A hand-troweled finish will look different than a stamped concrete coating, which will appear different than a spray and knock-down finish. Have your Memphis contractor create custom stamps or vary the thickness of the coating depending on your personal preference.

Things to Consider

While adding any decorative concrete coating to your pool surround will rejuvenate it, our experienced professionals in the greater Tennessee area will ensure that you consider a few crucial factors. You should always opt for a slip-resistant surface, like Sundek Classic Texture for safety, and most coatings that Surface Scapes uses around pools are slip-resistant. You also want to consider heat sensitivity. The majority of decorative concrete coatings will be cooler to touch than standard concrete, but you should still try to select the color carefully as dark colors attract more heat.

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