Concrete Design, Inc. was founded over 10 years ago in
Santa Fe, New Mexico by husband and wife Scott Mutz and
Kristie Thomas. Advanced Concrete Design, Inc. is licensed,
bonded and insured. We have been committed to the highest
level of quality since the day we opened our doors. As
the technologies and techniques of decorative concrete
have grown, we have greatly expanded the services that
we offer and now include:
Concrete is a process by which color, texture and
patterns are placed in freshly poured concrete to
create a desired look and finish. Often, Stamped
Concrete is used to simulate far more expensive materials.
Stamped Concrete can take on the look and feel of
brick, slate, tile, or cobblestone for a fraction
of the cost. With its low maintenance, unmatched
durability and enduring beauty, Stamped Concrete
is proven to be one of the most cost effective, decorative
concrete surfacing systems in the world.
Stain is not a paint or coating agent, rather, it's
a coloring process involving a chemical reaction.
A solution made with water, acid and inorganic salts
reacts with minerals already present in the concrete,
the result of this reaction is color. It works very
well on new or old concrete, and we've seen impressive
results over decorative polymer overlays as well
as self-leveling products. Acid Stain is a very durable
product if properly protected with sealer or wax,
and it can be applied to both interiors and exteriors.
beautiful concrete finish with endless design possibilities.
One of the primary advantages this form of decorative
concrete is the texture of the finish. Compared to
some other concrete techniques, this finish is consistent
and prevents slipping.
color is desirable for a broad range of vertical
and horizontal applications. When producing integrally
colored concrete, the coloring agent is added during
mixing and disperses through the entire concrete
slab. This means the slab retains the integrity of
the color even if chipped, worn or saw-cut. Integral
coloring products are supplied in dry-powdered formulations
or in liquid dispersions. Recent advances in batching
technology have made liquid coloring increasingly
Sandblasting Stencils allow you place any design
you can imagine on to concrete. Advanced Concrete
Design Inc. offers a number of stencils or can have
custom stencils made for you. Logos, medallions and
any original artwork can now be placed on to new
or old concrete.
water is pumped through small high density tubing
that lies beneath the concrete. The water is circulated
through manifolds that are located within your house,
typically a garage or pump room. Heated drive ways
help to prevent freezing. The freezing - melting
- refreezing process is the number one cause of concrete
the stain colors permanent? Yes
much maintenance is required? Vacuum
and wet mop as needed. Apply an acrylic wax if additional
sheen is desired.
sidewalks or porches stainable? Yes,
but a different seal coat is applied due to moisture
the concrete ever crack? Yes,
hairline cracking may occur. These are not structural
and are part of the character of concrete. This may also
enhance the effect of your acid stained floor.
the concrete stain or is it waterproof? The
concrete is sealed making it water and stain resistant.
you put hot pans on the counter? Yes,
counter can have hot pans placed on them, however we
do suggest you not put extremely hot pans on top, because
it may deteriorate the sealant.
you cut directly on the counter? No,
it will not hurt the concrete but may leave a mark on
do you clean it? We suggest
any natural nonabrasive cleanser (Simply Green or equal)
and paste waxing regularly. We recommend you treat your
counter tops once a month with a paste wax or olive oil.