An Introduction to Stamped Concrete
Stamped concrete is also commonly referred to as textured concrete or imprinted concrete. Numerous different patterns are possible with stamped concrete, many of which strongly replicate other favorite building materials such as wood, tile, stone, flagstone, slate, and brick. Stamped concrete is considered to be one of the most versatile outdoor paving materials available, with the full assortment of patterns and colors possible.
An overview of the merits, as well as the limitations, of stamped concrete and ideas for using it to enhance your outdoor living space.
Stamped Concrete has a time-tested record of strength, durability, and cost-effectiveness for a variety of applications. To provide a personal choice of color and pattern to complete the beauty of your outdoor living space Stamped Concrete is used in outdoor hardscapes such as patios, walkways and pool decks allows for the durability and strength of concrete. A mixture of colors and special tools are used to imprint the new concrete forever, Creating an authentic looking textures to personalize any outdoor space. The resulting finishes combine beauty and creativity with economy, durability, and practicality of concrete.
Why choose stamped concrete for your Project.
Stamped concrete can give you the same visual appeal as more expensive paving materials, such as brick and natural stone, but often costs much less to install, cheers to new approaches and materials.
There are no crevices or gaps where weeds can thrive on as Stamped concrete is a solid slab. It is also stain resistant and easy to clean when properly sealed. With stamped concrete almost any look imaginable can be achieved because of its infinite shape, texture, pattern and color options. Over time, concrete may crack and require patching or replacement, depending on the rigorousness of the problem. As stamped concrete is very durable; it can withstand weather extremes and heavy traffic. Stamped concrete is an ideal way to improve the curb appeal of your home and increase its value with the large assortment of colors, designs, and patterns available. It is also stain resistant and easy to clean when properly sealed.
In spite of all the advantages of stamped concrete, it’s important to be aware of some of its limitations before deciding if this is the material for you. Depending on the rigorousness of the problem concrete may crack and require patching or replacement, over time. Over time color can die way as well. Nevertheless, this can be avoided by constantly cleaning and sealing your concrete as advised by your contractor. While stamped concrete is inexpensive, it is not something an inexperienced homeowner should attempt to install as a do-it-yourself project to save money.
Professional should always install stamped concrete.