Concrete stamping is the process of lightly stenciling patterns or designs into softly-poured concrete before it has completely dried and set. This is done to help the concrete achieve a new appearance, closely mimicking other building materials such as brick or stone. Concrete stamping is relatively easy and can be done on any new concrete surface to give your concrete some depth and texture. It’s great for those that want the durable properties of concrete, without the downfalls of some less reliable building materials.
Concrete stamping is intended to give generic concrete a new, decorative appearance that’s also practical. Most often, clients want the appearance of other building materials such as brick or stone, because they offer more appealing aesthetics for the home's exterior, indoor flooring, or even pathways and walkways. Regardless of the look, you're attempting to go for, we have experience in creating a decorative concrete stamping appearance that's sure to match your personal preferences and enhance the appearance of your home as a whole.
Another perk that clients often enjoy about concrete stamping is that it is completely customizable. This means that the client is given the freedom to pick and choose how they want their concrete to look, depending on where it is located and what purpose it is serving. For outdoor walkway use, some might choose to have concrete that resembled brick or slabs, while those using it indoors for flooring might want something subtler. If you need some inspiration for your concrete stamping, we offer a selection of work that we've done in the past to give you a better idea about what stamped concrete will look like for your outdoor and indoor surfaces.
Concrete staining is another way that clients are given freedom over the appearance of their concrete surfaces. Concrete staining is the process of adding color pigmentation to the surface of your concrete. The color penetrates the top layer of the concrete to alter its shade and gives your surface a nicely polished color alteration that is great for indoor use and even countertops. We recommend concrete staining to those using concrete for their interiors. This process can also be done to stamped concrete, giving your concrete an even brighter and more unique appearance. What better way to customize your concrete than with the two processes combined?
If you’re deciding whether or not stamped concrete is more to upkeep than generic concrete, we're here to tell you that there's really little difference in how you maintain standard concrete versus stamped concrete. This is because concrete as a whole is quite porous and can accumulate debris in its crevices easily. To remove this debris, whether the concrete is used for flatwork on your driveway or as stamped concrete around your pool, the process is the same. It requires power washing to adequately loosen and remove the trapped debris. If you’re using concrete for interior flooring, chances are that your concrete is already polished and sealed, regardless if it’s stamped. The maintenance process will be the same, as most indoor concrete can be cleaned using warm water and a soft cloth.