Types of Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete Contractors Northeast Decorative Concrete is a great way to create an attractive focal point or alter the look of a space. If you are not sure of what this term means, you can ask some professional concrete contractors. Stamped concrete, also known as imprinted or textured concrete, mimics natural stones, like flagstone and slate, brick and wood, giving your project a more natural look. The range of color and pattern choices make it very popular for landscaping, pool decks, walkways and outdoor patios. Another advantage of stamped concrete is that it is one of the easiest and least expensive types of concrete to install.

Stamped concrete contractors use high-pressure water pressure to stamp decorative stone pavers or bricks into the concrete. The pavers are imprinted with decorative designs, like circles, squares, rectangles, and other designs, which allow them to be used in traditional concrete applications, like interior and exterior concrete paving, walkways, driveways, and retaining walls. In addition to decorating the exterior of your home or business, stamped concrete can make a great addition to your garage or shed. There is no reason that any type of concrete couldn’t be used in both of these applications.

There are two primary ways that stamped concrete contractors utilize water-based stamping materials. The first way is to just use the stamps as they are to create decorative features on driveways, patios and other exterior areas. The second method is to apply the stamps as a backing for the pavers. This allows the concrete to have a smooth, matte finish on the outside of your home, but with a stippled or textured surface on the inside.

In terms of color choices, there are a variety of options. There are metallic silver, which are comparable to a metal mirror, and various colors in the vibrant reds, pinks and oranges that represent granite. The green and gold patters that are available in various designs can add a sense of lushness or character to your landscape, and many of these patterns are made with recycled stone.

When it comes to creating textures, patterns, and colors, the options become much more diverse. You can get different textures for concrete and stone by using crushed stone or a fine crushed aggregate. You can create elaborate stamped patterns with diamond grit or micrastein, and even imprint decorative designs on the stone with an electric stamping machine. Stone textures can be created with a variety of techniques including sawing, perforation, rolling, and stapling, and you can experiment with many other techniques, too.

One of the most popular types of stamped concrete patterns is the brick stamp. This pattern provides an excellent contrast with its stark black backdrop. Black bricks are a common choice for a brick wall, and if you are not constrained by space or budget, you could use a combination of black and white or gray bricks to create a striking border. Stamped concrete can even be used to create raised planters that will complement any landscaping design. If you prefer a classic look, choose stonework that features elaborate floral patterns, but you might want to consider other textures, as well, such as stamped limestone, slate, granite or river rock.

Northeast Decorative Concrete, LLC
8 Chenell Dr
Concord, NH 03301