Is stamped concrete an outdated option?

In our world of many options, home repairs and upgrades only highlight the need for more information before choosing between them. When looking to create a back patio or walkway for residential or build up curbs or decorative entryways for commercial buildings, the choice becomes what kind of materials or techniques would you like used?

What is stamped concrete?

Textured or imprinted concrete, also called stamped concrete, can replicate various types of stones and even wood, tile and brick. It has such a variety of patterns and color choices that it is extremely popular when choosing elements to adorn peoples’ homes around their pools, decks, driveways and patios. 

What kinds of design options does stamped concrete offer?

If you’re searching for a material that comes with numerous aesthetics and options, stamped concrete definitely offers variety. The patterns and colors available are basically unlimited and are easily customizable to match one’s home style or the surrounding landscape. The patterns and colors can blend in with stone that’s already there or even mimic tile or textured concrete.

You can make your stamped concrete natural stone patterns like:

  • Slate
  • Flagstone
  • Fieldstone
  • Brick
  • Cobblestone
  • Wood

If that doesn’t match your desired aesthetic, you can make it a seamless stamp with texture and no joints.

The variety of colors are virtually endless, but the following colors are most popular:

  • Various grays
  • Earth tones
  • Red/russet

The colors can be mixed, antiqued or tinted which provides endless possibilities to customize and create the space of your dreams.

How long does stamped concrete last?

Just like conventional concrete, a stamped concrete surface can last for decades. Even in harsh weather conditions, as long as it is properly installed and maintained, stamped concrete is extremely durable. One way contractors protect it from abrasion and undue wear is by applying a sealer. This also makes it easier to maintain.

If you’re interested in learning more about stamped concrete as an option for your home or business, we are a stamped concrete company serving Plainfield, Frankfurt, and Joliet, Illinois. Please contact us with your questions about stamped concrete and the project you have in mind. We look forward to hearing from you.