Just as it says in our business name, we are experts in stamped concrete. More and more clients these days are choosing to use stamped concrete for their surfaces – and for good reason. Read on to learn more about what stamped concrete is, what its benefits are, and how our process works.
What is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is concrete that is modified with patterns and textures to resemble a surface other than your standard plain grey concrete. These patterns make have the appearance of stone, tile, slate, brick, wood or flagstone. Stamped concrete has many uses and applications, including interior flooring, patios, driveways, pool decks and sidewalks. Producing stamped concrete involved coloring the concrete and stamping the pattern. The basic component of stamped concrete remains concrete, but the end result can look very different from what you normally think of when you think about concrete.
Why Choose Stamped Concrete?
There are an array of benefits to choosing stamped concrete for your surfaces. First is strength – concrete is well-known to be a highly durable material, comparing quite favorably with stone and brick, and much better than weaker materials such as wood. Concrete is relatively easy and quick to install and set, and as well it is quite affordable considering all the benefits it brings. The primary benefit of stamped concrete, as opposed to basic concrete, is the aesthetics. With stamped concrete, you can have full control over what your surface looks like, for example resembling stone or brick, without the cost of the other material. Stamped concrete is a fantastic combination of practicality, appearance and affordability.
How is Concrete Stamped?
Before the concrete stamping process begins, there are a few decision points that need to be made. First is the base color. The base color is added by putting a kind of dye or color hardener into the concrete mixture. There are multiple options in this case – either the whole volume of concrete can be dyed, or simply the surface can be colored. The former provides a better, more consistent result in case of wear and tear taking off the top layer of the concrete. An accent color can also be chosen to add additional texture and depth to the appearance of your stained concrete. Finally, the stamping pattern must be chosen. This is what provides the final touches on the appearance of your stamped concrete, and what makes your concrete look akin to another building product like brick or stone.
Stamped Concrete with Leander
We have an expert team, we have the best quality materials, and we have the skills and knowledge to deliver the best stamped concrete result to you. No matter what your exact vision is, we can help you meet it with our variety of stamped concrete designs, dyes, patterns and other materials. So have a think about what your ideal stamped concrete surface looks like, what color and accent color you want, and what sort of material pattern you would like. Then let’s get started.