Stamped concrete is a great alternative by using patterns and colors to achieve a maintenance free pavers or stone look. Commonly used for patios, sidewalks, and driveways.
One of the most popular forms of decorative concrete, stamped concrete can be a great alternative to using other more expensive materials to achieve the same sophisticated look.
Stamped Concrete is specially colored and stamped to mimic the look of brick or stone tile at a lower price point.
Stamping concrete is a complicated process that only concrete professionals can perform as staining and stamping must be completed before the poured concrete hardens. Once the concrete reaches optimal plasticity, a release layer is applied to help with color contrast and ensure that the stampers do not stick to the concrete. After the stamping process is complete, it is finished off with a curing compound and sealer.
While it’s optimal to stamp concrete when it’s freshly poured and still wet, overlays are also possible by adding 2” of fresh concrete. If the concrete you’re hoping to upgrade is still in good shape, you can easily update your current flat driveway or patio with a stamped design that will revitalize the space.