LEARN ABOUT STAMPED CONCRETE
By imprinting patterns in freshly placed concrete, you can achieve the high-end look of stone or brick pavement-and often at a lower cost than interlocking and natural stones.
Stamped concrete, often called textured or imprinted concrete is concrete that replicates stones such as slate and flagstone, tile, brick and even wood. Ideally for pool decks, driveways, entries, courtyards, and patios, stamped concrete is the perfect outdoor paving choice.
Recently, stamped concrete has become a popular choice for many homeowners because it offers a wide variety of options when it comes to concrete pattern and concrete colors. Another factor contributing to its popularity is its price. Also, the low maintenance and none wanted grass growing control is a very good factor! The cost of stamped or imprinted concrete is often considerably lower than the materials it is a substitute for.
Concrete is the perfect canvas for creating a cost-effective replica of more expensive materials, without giving up a natural, authentic look. When choosing colors and patterns for your stamped cement, make sure they blend with other stone, tile or textured concrete elements at your residence. Even in complex designs with steps and fountains, patterns can be still be pressed into the concrete. Stamped concrete can also be used in conjunction with other decorative concrete elements such as exposed aggregate or acid staining. Popular patterns include running bond brick, hexagonal tile, worn rock or stone.
ArtCrete is a decorative concrete contractor based in Vaughan, Ontario, serving full Toronto GTA.