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Sometimes people can resist taking an everyday thing and making it, well, a bit wacky. Let us introduce you to… Carstaches.
An American invention, the Carstache is exactly what it sounds like – a moustache for your car. Like all the best (and most of the worst) inventions, it’s so simple that it hardly needs explanation. Not convinced? Well, apparently Carstaches are becoming increasingly popular across the pond. And you’ve got to admit, there is something appealing about them. It’s a matter of taste, obviously, but still…
If you want the front of your property to be eye-catching, but don’t want that to be because you’ve stuck a moustache to your car, maybe you should consider a new driveway. A pattern imprinted concrete driveway could be just the thing you’re looking for. Pattern imprinted concrete offers a variety of surfacing designs. So you could go for cobbles, slates, herringbone brick and more, in any one of a wide range of colours. What’s more, you can even combine areas of complimentary patterned and coloured concrete.
If you take a look at our case studies, you’ll see some excellent examples of real properties which have benefitted from the addition of a pattern imprinted concrete driveway. And there isn’t an automobile moustache in sight!
7th December 2010
We can replicate a lot of traditional surfacing patterns using pattern imprinted concrete. The vast majority of the work we do is based around creating “traditional looking” driveways and patios. A lot of the traditional surfacing materials are attractive; pattern imprinted concrete means you can get that kind of look without the related problems.
So, what are these traditional patterns? Well, cobbles are always a favourite. The square cobbles that we recognise today shouldn’t really be called cobbles; they’re properly known as setts. They were the road surfacing material of choice in the days before tarmacadam, which must’ve made for some bumpy rides. But don’t worry; our cobble-pattern imprinted concrete is easy to walk on.
We also install a lot of slate-patterned driveways and patios. Slate has always had a role in construction, from traditional dry-stone walling to roofing and so on. With our ability to match colours with patterns, it’s possible to create a surface which looks like it’s been constructed using any one of a variety of slates from around the world.
And then there’s herringbone brick. Bricks, in their countless varieties, are the staple of the construction trade. And herringbone is a beautifully simple way of getting a visually interesting effect with basic materials. However, the installation process takes time, and with irregular bricks you’re going to get problems. Not with our herringbone brick pattern imprinting mats though. And again, combining patterns with colours allows any look from rustic to modern.
21st July 2010