Natural Stone Look and Colours
The look of a natural stone patio can be created using stamped concrete. Many manufacturers have made stamps that perfectly imitate slate, flagstone, brick, cobblestone, and more. Also, there is a wide variety of options when it comes to colouring concrete, making it easy to match the colour of just about any type of stone. Because of its versatility, nearly all stone patios can be recreated using concrete. A slate patio is one of the more popular patterns, along with recreating the look of flagstone patios.
Patio and Walkway Specialists
Building your own natural stone patio can be a difficult and costly task, but with concrete the job is easy and affordable. Laying a stone patio involves laying each individual piece, but with concrete, it is simply poured and then stamped in sections. Not only is installation simpler and more affordable, but stamped concrete patios and walkways are more durable than actual stone, there is no need to worry about loose or cracked pieces.
The New Look Of Concrete
Here, we offer tips for designing and sizing a concrete patio, give you an overview of the various concrete patio finish options, and tell you about ways you can accessorize and enhance your patio. For people with existing concrete patios, we also tell you about ways to give your old patio a decorative makeover by resurfacing, staining or engraving.
Stamped Patterned and Impressed Concrete
Colours and patterns for stamped cement are often chosen to blend with other stone, tile or patterned concrete elements at the residence. Complex designs incorporating steps, courtyards, and fountains can be achieved when patterns are pressed into the concrete. Stamped concrete can also be blended with other decorative concrete elements such as exposed aggregate finishes and acid-etch staining, along with a particular pattern, such as running bond brick, hexagonal tile, worn rock or stone. Concrete provides the perfect canvas for creating an economical replica of more expensive materials, and yet still maintaining a very natural, authentic look.
Due to the wide array of options when it comes to concrete pattern, concrete colours, and the cost of stamped, or imprinted concrete in relation to the materials it is a substitute for, the choice of stamped concrete is becoming more popular and frequent.