If you like the way brick, stone, and slate looks but are also aware of how expensive they can be, perhaps stamped concrete is best for you. It looks like these types of materials but is less expensive. This is usually applied in exterior areas, such as walkways, patios, and on your decks. This type of concrete can be applied anywhere there is a hard surface. It looks good and is easy to maintain. It can withstand lots of pressure. Applying concrete stamping is practical in terms of time. If you are looking for something that can be applied in a couple of hours, instead of a couple of days, stamped concrete is definitely the way to go. It is far less time consuming than the ‘real deal’. Many of the people who hire us to install concrete stamping do so because they are looking for something that will last for a long time. Since it doesn’t have any cracks, there is nowhere rain can get in and start causing erosion and weeds can’t get in and start sprouting. Our experts are able to help you design something that you will find most appealing even 20 years from now and that is far less expensive than the actual materials they are designed to mimic.
Concrete has come a long way from days of old. The same old boring looking concrete no longer exists. It has been replaced by much more impressive designs, colors, stains and glosses. In many cases, you might be looking at stamped concrete without even realizing it. This is how much it resembles the real thing. Even color can be added to the concrete to make it look even more like the stamp you want it to resemble. Accent colors are used to add more interest to the concrete. Accent colors can add depth within the area that has been stamped.
The concrete stamp is made of polyurethane. If an older form is being used, this will be made of different metals and looks similar to a cookie cutter. Once the concrete has been poured and the shape is molded, they apply the stamp. This takes a great deal of pressure to make the imprint goes through. Using the cutter to help in this process only helps achieve the look on the surface but it doesn’t extend all the way through. The stamps we offer come in various sizes and shapes, which can be mixed. With more recent stamps on the market, they do more than resemble certain materials; they actually have their own distinct designs.
There is no doubt that this technique is indeed growing in popularity. If you’re thinking about adding some interest to your outside space, why not consider the affordable concrete stamping option. We’re sure that we’ll be able to help find a design to suit your taste preference and budget. The most challenging thing you may have to do is decide, which stamp you would like for us to use.