Stamped concrete is a unique technique used to enhance the appearance of your concrete and give it a similar aesthetic to that of concrete pavers, bricks, or tiles, but with the same durability of standard concrete. Stamping your concrete is done using a stamp with the design of your choice which is then placed onto the concrete before it has dried completely. Once dried, your concrete then appears with a texturized dimension that gives it a unique feel to complement your home’s exterior or interior.
Stamped concrete can be designed almost any way that you would like. We recommend the process of stamped concrete for those that want to transform their standard concrete from something flat and boring into something stunning and unique. Stamping your concrete can add value and aesthetic to your outdoor concrete space, working well for spaces like driveways, walkways, patios, and decks.
The process of stamping concrete includes using a stamp in the design you’ve chosen and applying it to the concrete while it is still wet. It is best to add the stamp to the concrete when it has somewhat solidified but not entirely. This process provides clean and distinct lines in the concrete.
The overall aesthetic that stamped concrete provides is refined and beautiful. Many clients opt for stamped concrete over other types of drive-way and walk-way materials such as stone or brick, because concrete is generally low maintenance but highly durable and long-lasting. Furthermore, concrete can be stamped in various patterns to satisfy the client. Once you’ve decided to stamp your concrete, you might also consider staining it as well. Staining your concrete is another interesting way to spruce up the appearance of standard grey concrete. Combined, both staining and stamping your concrete can have both you (and others) forgetting that it’s actually concrete and not something else!
If you’re looking for a quick way to add more value to your home, then you should consider the benefits of stamped concrete. Stamping your concrete doesn’t interfere with the integrity of your concrete, but instead enhances its appearance and makes your exterior space look more dimensional and exceptional with design. Having a stamped patio, for example, is a great selling point of your home if you’re planning on putting it on the real estate market, as well as stamped driveway that adds texture to your home’s outdoor space while also complementing your surrounding landscape.