Decorative, stamped concrete is a great design solution for just about any place in or around your home including patios, driveways, walkways, pool decks, foyers or basements. The stamped concrete process produces a very natural-looking result that is 100 percent unique to each application.
The finished provides a natural look similar to slate, stone, brick or other surfaces. Stamped concrete can be made in numerous color options. Due to variations in cement, the integral color you select may vary slightly from the color chart once the concrete is mixed. An “antiquing color” is also added to help create the more natural look, after which the concrete is stamped with the textured pattern of your choosing.
You can choose either imprints with hard lines that mimic bricks or laid stones, or a more “texture skin,” which has no grout lines and an even more natural feel, such as slate. This option can look quite elegant on a patio or walkway. With practically endless options of color and pattern combinations, every project’s finish surface will be unlike any other. Stamped concrete offers a truly custom look designed specifically for your home.
Stamped concrete has many benefits. In addition to aesthetics, it’s very stain and mildew resistant as well as skid and slip resistant (perfect for pool and spa decks). It’s also insensitive to extreme temperatures – staying cooler in our hot Rockford summers.
While stamped concrete may cost more than basic asphalt or plain concrete, it is competitive with and sometimes even less expensive than natural stone and brick or precast pavers.