An Introduction to Stamped Concrete
Textured concrete or imprinted concrete is also frequently to as stamped concrete. Stamped concrete has numerous different patterns many of which strongly replicate other favorite building materials such as wood, tile, stone, flagstone, slate, and brick.With the vast variety of patterns and colors possible, stamped concrete is considered to be one of the most versatile outdoor paving materials available.
The advantage as well as the limitation overview, of stamped concrete and ideas for using it to enhance your outdoor living space.
For variety of applications, Stamped Concrete has a proven record for strength, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Using Stamped Concrete in outdoor hardscapes such as patios, walkways and pool decks allows for the durability and strength of concrete while providing a personal choice of color and pattern to complete the beauty of your outdoor living space. Creating an authentic looking textures to customize any outdoor space, a mixture of colors and special tools are used to imprint the new concrete forever. The resulting finishes combine beauty and creativity with economy, durability, and practicality of concrete.
On your project, why choose stamped concrete.
Often costing much less to install stamped concrete can deliver the same visual appeal as more expensive paving materials, such as brick and natural stone Cheers to new approaches and materials.
Stamped concrete is a solid slab, which means there are no joints or gaps where weeds can grow. Easy to clean and also stain resistant, when properly sealed. Because of its infinite shape, texture, pattern and color options, almost any look imaginable can be achieved with stamped concrete. Concrete may crack and may need to be redone, over time, depending on the rigorousness of the problem. Stamped concrete is very durable and can withstand weather extremes and heavy traffic. With the large assortment of colors, designs, and patterns available, stamped concrete is an ideal way to enhance the curb appeal of your home and increase its value. It is also stain resistant and easy to clean when properly sealed.
It’s important to be aware of some of its limitations before deciding if this is the material for you in spite of all the advantages of stamped concrete. Over time, concrete may crack and require patching or replacement, depending on the rigorousness of the problem. Over time color can die way as well. This can be avoided by regularly cleaning and sealing your concrete as recommended by your contractor, however. Though economical, an inexperienced owner should not try to install stamped concrete as a do-it-yourself project to save money.
Stamped concrete should always be done by experts.