Stamped Concrete was designed in the 1950’s. Rubber mats were introduced and used to stamp the surface of concrete when it was set at the plastic stage. Over time many new techniques have been invented.
Stamped Concrete was designed to imitate the look of bricks pavers, stone, flagstone, sandstone, and all other types of pavers. It is classed as the most cost effective building material still being used widely today.
Decorative concrete is also popular amongst homeowners, designers, architects and contractors today. It is the same as stamped concrete, the only difference being the methods of achieving patterns and shapes on the surface of the concrete.
Stamped concrete is one of the most popular flooring materials being used all around residential homes. Its cost effectiveness, colors and patterns make it a world wide success. Use it anywhere around your home and you will be extremely satisfied.
Why Use Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is made available in many colors and patterns that can be designed to compliment the architecture of your home. The initial installation should be carried out by a professional; this will ensure the job is done perfect.
The maintenance is low and all that is required is sealing every 1 to 2 years to make certain the colors are not damaged by the affects of harsh weather conditions such as; UV rays, heavy rain fall and snow/ice.
Stamped concrete offers long term appeal that will be complimented by many who pass by. Its many characteristics (e.g., colors, patterns and smooth textures) will enhance and add beauty to your home. Stamped concrete can also add value to your property.
Where to Use It?
Choosing the right materials can be a tough choice for the specified area. Pool areas need to be non slip, driveways need to be heavy duty and flexible, walkways need to be able to with stand foot traffic and patios also need to be heavy duty.
Stamped concrete can be applied to all types of applications such as;
- Pool decks
Whether it’s a small area or large area stamped concrete will make a statement and benefit you the homeowner.
Stamped concrete on your driveway will not only attract attention it will offer you many benefits. Durability is the main attribute stamped concrete offers which is highly needed for a driveway. Strength and long lasting effects are also offered when using stamped concrete.
Your pool area needs to be safe for you and your guests to relax and enjoy the surrounds. Stamped concrete is water resistant it can also be sealed to ensure further protection from slippages which may occur upon entering the pool.
Most people enjoy walking along paths that curve and straighten up; it’s relaxing and helps you wind down after a hard days work. Stamped concrete will definitely make a statement on a walkway. You’ll enjoy the smooth textures and soulful colors it offers.
Stamped concrete is hard wearing and able to with stand heavy foot traffic. So it is the perfect choice for a walkway.
Colors and Patterns
There are many colors and patterns to choose from, you can even combine several designs.
Make stamped concrete your number one choice, you wont be disappointed with the superb aesthetic and functional results!