Decorative Concrete Stamping



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There Are Two Main Types of Decorative Concrete

The first type of Decorative Concrete is called Concrete Stamping and the second type is called Concrete Staining.

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Concrete Stamping

This method of decorating concrete floors and slabs is applied to new concrete slabs. It involves imprinting three dimensional patterns directly into the color treated concrete material whilst the concrete is relatively moist and prior to the concrete becoming hardened.

Cast-In-Place Concrete Stamping

The cast-in-place method uses textured mats to imprint the colored concrete with pre-designed patterns that resemble the appearance of just about any stone surfaces such as slate, sandstone and many other stone patterns.

Commercial Applications

Concrete Stamping is commonly used in the Commercial industry, following is a list of examples:

  • Plazas
  • Roads/Streets
  • Complexes
  • Shopping Malls
  • Retail Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Lobbies
  • Foyers
  • Sidewalks
  • Pavements
  • Courtyards
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Residential Applications

Concrete Stamping is very popular for use around the home. Here is a list of suggestions:

  • Patios
  • Driveways
  • Balconies
  • Courtyards
  • Verandahs
  • Walkways
  • Pathways
  • Pool Decking
  • Entertaining Areas
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Features of Concrete Stamping

  • Concrete Stamping can create the look of brick pavers, natural stone pavers, flagstone, slate pavers and concrete pavers.
  • Creating the look of paving materials takes two things: color and texture. Color is achieved through adding dry pigment to the wet mix. The texture is achieved with the use of tools for the stamping of patterns and designs into the wet concrete surface.
  • The concrete surfaces remain uniformly flat over a long period of time.
  • You can achieve the beauty of stone Pavers with the stability and durability of concrete.
  • It is a cost-effective way of achieving the look of pavers.
  • The design opportunities are endless when it comes to Concrete Stamping.

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Decorative Concrete Stamping Coloring

Coloring of the concrete stamping is achieved by adding two different layers of coloring additives. The first layer is a base color placed over the top of the original concrete surface, then the second layer of color is a finishing color that produces surface detail, highlighting and final coloring.

An almost endless variety of colors are available to compliment your property. Consult a few of your local concrete paving contractors to view a wide choice of selections as there will be variations of colors and patterns offered between each contractor.

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