Stamped Concrete System Guide by Parchem Construction Supplies

Stamped Concrete
System Guide
by Par chem Constr uction Suppl i es
Stamped Concrete System Guide
Stamped Concrete
shape has shallow surface impressions to impart surface
Stamping is a system of adding an impressioned pattern, a
two toned colour effect and texture to the surface of a newly
poured concrete pavement. You can create a realistic effect
of slate, stone and wood.
The Release agent pigments the deepest points to highlight
the pattern
Suitable Uses
„„ Residential Setting - driveways, patio’s, paths and
decorative kerbing.
Caution: Due to the smooth surface, stamped is not
suitable for sloping pavements, pool areas or for
regular use by the elderly or disabled persons.
Do not consider this finish on surfaces which require
a slip resistant surface. Specifying a cove finish will
assist but may not solve the slip issue.
Distinctive Features and Benefits
igh class decorative appeal
Wide range of stamps patterns and colours
Two-toned appearance by combining colours
Release Agent is darker than the base colour
Smooth high gloss surface or
Cove finish to add some slip resistance
New concrete application only
Hardened surface of up to 47 MPa which in turn
provides durability and increased wear
Colour Hardener
Colour Hardener: is a dry shake, surface colour system
used as the base or main colour. It provides a vibrant
depth of colour with the added benefit of strengthening the
concrete surface up to 47 MPa.
A variety of finishes can be achieved from smooth to rough
texture. Some level of slip resistance can be achieved if
specified. (Refer to finishes)
Coloured Release Agent
Release agents have a dual function.
1. When impressioned into the concrete, the Release
Agent colours or stains the deeper impressioned areas
creating the two toned look.
2. A water resistant wax coating which stops the stamp
mats from sticking to the concrete
Stamped Impression Mats
Rubber or urethane matts which are moulded into shapes
and impressioned with a surface texture. The set of mats
fit together like a jigsaw puzzle allowing the contractor to
impression a continuous pattern onto the pavement.
The mats consist of a deep impression which outlines a
shape such as rocks, pavers and timber boards. Each
Seamless matt is the only matt which does not consist of a
shape, rather provides a large area of shallow impression
creating a sandstone look.
Seal Coat
Sealer is added to achieve the high gloss look of Stamped
Concrete. Please note, sealing a smooth surface will
increase the risk of slipping.
„„ For a high gloss finish use M20 Urethane Sealer.
„„ For a semi -gloss use Parchem’s Acrylic Sealer.
„„ To achieve a natural look use Lustreseal Matt Finish
Sealing aids cleanability by helping to reduce the level of
dirt ingress and helps enhance the decorative appearance.
Whilst not chemical resistant, sealer provides protection
from contaminants such as petrol and oil.
Design Tip
Stamped Concrete System Guide
Installation / Application
STEP 1: Preparation & Protection
STEP 5: Apply Release Agent
STEP 2: Place slab as per AS 3727
STEP 6: Stamp
STEP 3: Apply Colour Hardener
STEP 7: Three days curing to allow the Release Agent to
take effect
STEP 4: Apply surface texture
STEP 8: Seal the surface adding slip resistant additive
*If powdered Release Agent is used, an additional step is
required to wash and remove the Release Agent from the
Stamped Concrete System Guide
Surface Finishes
Slip and skid resistance is largely determines by the final
finish. Slip resistant surfaces are easy to achieve with
Colour Hardener due to the sands in the mix and application
method. The following finishes are widely accepted within the
construction and concrete industries:
Smooth Trowel
„„ Timing is crucial to the success of stamp jobs.
„„ Powdered R/A will contaminate the water ways. Sand
traps must be put on the drains to prevent the Release
Agent entering the storm water.
„„ All Release Agent must be washed off as the sealer will
not bond
„„ Licenced Contractor must be experienced in decorative
concrete applications – not a DIY application
„„ Weather
„„ Freeze Thaw – adjust concrete mix accordingly
„„ Mess if preventative steps are not taken
„„ Suitability of this product must ultimately be determined
by the contractor
This document only discusses the decorative
finish on the surface. Slab design must include all
structural elements such as sound supporting sub
base, reinforcement, and compaction and correct
jointing required producing structural integrity within
the slab itself.
This system must be applied in accordance with
product application manual and Technical Data.
Application methods supplied in this document are a
summary only.
Cove Finished Stamp
Relevant Standards & Documents of
Regular maintenance and cleaning of the surface will prevent
staining and keep the pavement looking at its best.
Reseal every 12 – 18 months depending on the in service
conditions. Please contact a Parchem Branch for instructions
and further advice.
Australian Standard ‘Guide to Residential Pavements’ AS37271993
„„ Slip & Skid standard AS3661.1, AS4663, AS4226-1994
„„ Cement and Concrete Association of Australia ‘Concrete
Pavement design for Residential Streets’
Properties / Test Results
Dry Floor Friction
1.24 or Class F
(AS/NZS 4586)
Abrasion Index
1.6 (PS) or 0.29
(AS/NZS 4456.9)
>2.2 MPa
(AS 1580.408.5)
47 MPa
(AS/NZS 4456.4 –
Coefficient of
0.28 Texture
(AS/NZS 3661.1)
Product and document supplied by:
Parchem Construction Supplies Pty Ltd
7 Lucca Road, Wyong NSW 2259
Phone: 1300 737 787
ABN 80 069 961 968
Distributed in New Zealand by: Concrete Plus Ltd
23 Watts Rd, Sockburn 8042 Ph: 03 343 0090
May 2014