August 2018 - Stamped Artistry

A Concrete Floor for Your Restaurant

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The restaurant business is a bustling one. None of the jobs available in the food business are easy; they’re rough on everyone, and on the floors. Restaurant floors see more foot traffic than many businesses–from patrons in the dining areas, to staff there and in other rooms, and the kitchen staff, of course. Where food is prepared, the floors experience too many spills and utensil crashes to count. It stand to reason that the floors should be more than attractive; they should be tough. A concrete floor for your restaurant could be perfect.

The Look

Concrete is not the grey and bland material you see outside. Your restaurant can have lasting concrete floors and still have the look you want. You can have any number of color combinations and styles that won’t wear down with time and extreme foot traffic like other flooring will. If your restaurant would look best with a natural stone appearance, you can have stamped concrete for that, too.

The Resilience

To keep this stained and stamped concrete floor beautiful despite all the traffic it will see, you need to maintain it, but not too much. Concrete is strong and easy to clean. You need only basic cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking its best, even after many busy lunch and dinner shifts. After years of serving you as well as you serve your customers, it will still be as beautiful as you want it to be.

All the business of a restaurant means many, many accidents. All those inevitable spills and utensil crashes, whether they happen in the dining area or the kitchen, won’t damage the floor either. As long as it’s maintained, cleaned, and spills are managed as soon as possible, your concrete floor can handle it.

Make your restaurant floor the best is can be. Call Stamped Artistry today.

When You Need a Retaining Wall

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Retaining walls are everywhere, though you don’t hear the term often. But, you can see evidence of all the things they can be and do for a landscape. They sit at the bottom of soil slopes. They divide gardens from yards. They add décor and seating to patios, poolsides, and more.

When do you know if you need a retaining wall, however?

The primary purpose of a retaining wall is to provide extra support against soil that may erode downhill; it resists gravity for the sake of the slope. If you have a steeply sloping landscape, then you could probably use a retaining wall to protecting against erosion. It’s also helpful for growing plants on those slopes.

Retaining walls help keep sloping land usable, overall. You may have seen images of farmland on steep slopes lined with short walls, creating a step-like pattern, almost like an arena made in the landscape. That is how those farmers use retaining walls to successfully grow their crops on difficult landscapes. They’re often called agricultural terraces. This has worked for many centuries, even millennia, because it helps the farmers manage water runoff and make better use of water. If you have a sloping garden, or you want to add another level to your garden, rather than relying on potted plants, a retaining wall could contain that secondary garden level.

Of course, retaining walls can be great aesthetically, too. They can add to your outdoor landscape. They’re great decor, lasting, and even provide extra seating for your patio visitors. Even if you don’t have to retain soil, and manage water and erosion, you could still benefit from a retaining wall. Just ask a professional.

If you want to know more about retaining walls and determine if you could benefit from one, or you would like one, then call Stamped Artistry. We can give you a beautiful, natural-looking retaining wall to last you many, many years.