Stamped Concrete is a durable and versatile option for drives, sidewalks, and patios. It can be textured to simulate brick, slate, stone and even wood. There are a variety of colors that can be integrated in the mix along with the stamping process to create a custom look that will last for many years.
Maintenance consists mainly of cleaning and resealing every few years depending on traffic and sun exposure.
There are two options when choosing stained concrete. Acid stain and water based stain. Both of these methods can turn existing plain grey concrete in works of art. Acid stains work with the cement content on the surface to create a marbled look that can be created with several color bases. It creates a “one of a Kind” look that will accent your landscape design or interior living area.
Water based stains give a more consistent finish because they don’t react with the cement content of the existing slab. These stains also come in variety of colors and can be applied over any existing walkway, drive, patio, or floor.
This type of finish is emerging as a decorative and substantial compliment to your concrete project. By exposing the aggregate beneath the top surface it creates a work of art that matches many landscape designs as well as accenting adjacent surfaces. It is a low maintenance alternative to plain grey walkways and drives.