Nothing quite enhances your home’s curb appeal quite like concrete resurfacing! With the winter months nipping at our heals it is a great time to consider resurfacing the concrete walkways, driveways, and patios surrounding your house. Resurfacing not only makes your concrete surfaces look new and beautiful again but it also adds texture for better traction which makes your concrete surfaces safer, especially in wet, wintery weather!
What is Stamped Concrete?
A stamped concrete surface is one that has been pressed and embossed with a special mold. The end result makes the concrete resemble other materials like rock, flagstone, wood or even brick. In addition to stamps, base color and accent colors can also be added to the freshly poured concrete to further enhance the look of a selected material. The good news is that stamped concrete can also be applied on the top of an existing concrete surface, this process is not just for newly poured surfaces. Stamped concrete patios are especially popular among homeowners because they can be created to match any outside landscape and can be made to resemble a variety of stone materials. Homeowners have lots of unique design options to choose from when it comes to stamped concrete.
Why Stamped Concrete?
The beauty of stamped concrete is that it is much more cost effective than using real stone or concrete pavers to create patios, driveways or sidewalks. Stamped concrete can be quickly and easily installed by a concrete contractor and requires very little maintenance in the future. Durability is also another reason that many homeowners decide on stamped concrete. Concrete has long been know for it’s durability and long life.
Since there are so many concrete color options available now, the design options are virtually endless for stamped concrete surfaces. The most popular stamped concrete patterns tend to be natural stone. Base colors and accent colors can be added to the concrete mix to create unique color palettes to mimic the look of natural stone. Also popular are brick and wood stamped concrete patterns that homeowners choose for indoor areas like sunrooms as well as outdoor areas like patios and walkways.
How About DIY Stamped Concrete?
Many ‘weekend warriors’ have tried to tackle a stamped concrete project but just as many have usually come to regret that decision. While the process of pouring concrete and stamping it with a pattern seems relatively simple, it really is best left to professional concrete contractors who understands how to properly install concrete to prevent cracking and breaks. Investing in using a concrete contractor will save you money in the long run because you won’t have to replace or repair the concrete surface sooner than expected. In addition to installation expertise, professional concrete contractors also have access to all of the costly tools and materials required to properly install a stamped concrete surface.
If you are ready to start on a stamped concrete patio, driveway, sidewalk or walkway at your home or business give our experts at Boise Concrete a call today to discuss your needs and wants. We have successfully installed thousands of stamped concrete surfaces and look forward to making your vision a reality!
What is Decorative Concrete and how do I get it?
Looking for a fun way to add an additional element of character and fresh style to your home or business? Perhaps you’ve tried everything under the sun in regards to interior and exterior design. You’ve painted the walls that perfect shade of green, thrown down every rug you could get your hands on, but somethings still missing. Have no fear Boise concrete contractor is here! And what exactly is a Boise concrete contractor? Boise Concrete and Construction is a premier provider of a wide arrangement of concrete and construction services. Stamped concrete, elaborate concrete sidewalks, and artistic concrete patios are just a few of the various construction services offered by concrete contractor Boise. Located in Treasure Valley, concrete contractor Boise takes pride in delivering world-class products and customer service unique to any customer's design and needs. If you're looking to add an element of wow to your home, consider utilizing one of the various elaborate concrete designs listed below.
Stamped concrete is a tried and true decorating method of concrete design that is meant to display either a patterned or differently textured or even embossed flooring that can appear as a number of various forms of brick, stone or other materials found out in the natural world. This form of decorative concrete is often utilized in a patio, on sidewalks, in driveways, on pool decks, and interior flooring. In order to achieve this sought after style, a unique base color is carefully added to a selected concrete mixture, followed by the addition of an accent color, and then finished off by stamping your pattern of choice into the concrete.
Concrete sidewalks may seem like nothing new under the sun, but with a bit of inspiration, you can really create a truly unique sidewalk design for any location. Try utilizing a varying arrangement of materials, shapes, stones, and colors for your sidewalks. Contractors have used a number of different stains, old or new world intricate paving techniques, imprints of various patterns, and more to achieve the expert design and flare desired by many to amp up their walkways.
Engraving concrete is a really cool style that can be achieved by carefully applying lines and cutting grooves into your concrete surface. Try engraving names, logos, or important text material to add a personal charm to any flooring. You can also create a wide range of shapes, stylish patterns, straight or curvy lines, and a number of other custom made designs. After creating your perfect design be sure to apply a coat of Epoxy which will help to seal and protect your concretes surface.
All in all decorative concrete serves not only as a viable structure for walkway, patio, driveway, and flooring construction but also as a well sought after stylistic enhancement to any home or business. Which method of design are you most interested in? Call our team of experts today to discuss your ideas and get a free quote!