The beauty is in the details. When it comes to outdoor spaces, that certainly rings true. When you pay attention to the small details like materials and finishes, you seamlessly bring the entire space together! When you are looking to finish or refinish an outdoor space like a patio or walkways, you generally have a few options. Those options include natural stone, tile, brick, wood, and concrete. Have you ever heard of stamped concrete?
What is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is a concrete imitation of many other outdoor finishes, including tile, brick, natural stone, and many more. To get this imitation look, concrete is first laid out and then impressions and colouring is added to the concrete before it dries. To finish off the process, the concrete is sealed to protect the stamped concrete design from washing away.
Pros of Stamped Concrete
There are a number of advantages to using stamped concrete over other forms of outdoor patio and driveway finishes.
Stamped concrete is much more affordable than most other options. Of course, depending on specifics, your exact price may vary. Generally, costs sit around $12-18. For your accurate quote, contact Bortolo and Sons today.
Maintaining your concrete stamping is easy, simply wash away dirt or leaves with water, no special care is required! Be mindful that you should reseal your concrete stamping every few years to maintain the quality.
While your patio may look like natural stone or tile when you have concrete stamping, you won’t have to worry about the same durability struggles. You get the elegant look of natural materials along with the strength of concrete!
Obviously, great concrete stamping looks just like or even better than natural materials. Not to mention much more elegance compared to regular concrete!
Customize your concrete stamping to meet and exceed any of your specific needs. Choose the colours you like and designs you want! Just let your experts know ahead of time and we will offer you a wide variety of options.
Unlike the slippery materials concrete stamping imitates (wood, tile etc), concrete stamping has natural anti-slip properties. This makes it the perfect, safe, and stylish poolside finish!
Cons of Stamped Concrete
It would almost be fair to say there are no cons when it comes to stamped concrete, but there are a few drawbacks to note before you start your project:
- Difficult to repair seamlessly
- Can’t quite DIY
- Freezing conditions can cause cracks
If you are looking for a cost-effective backyard patio material, it will be worth it to talk to the experts about stamped concrete. After surveying your yard, your experts will be able to advise you on the best options.