It is as we mentioned before. Concrete seems to get this reputation of boring. Yet we have been in the business for years working with just concrete in it’s many diverse possibilities. Not only can concrete be used for amazing artistic architectural designs, but it is also very diverse in its adaptability. Concrete stamping is all about taking concrete, one of the cheapest building materials you can use, and applying it to a surface and using some tools and dyes to make the concrete appear as another more expensive building material, like brick, stone or tile.
Concrete is a very flexible material. It can take the shape of anything you want it to. That is where concrete stamping was first imagined. It meant that with stampers you could create textures right into the concrete as it dried that would be permanently there forever. With stamps and molds you can create texture and shape in the concrete. Pair this with dye and color you can really turn concrete into something else. Usually for the dye there is a base color that will tint the entire concrete. Then there is the color of dye that used to highlight and define.
Concrete is Cheaper
If you are making a new driveway, pool deck, patio, sidewalk or walkway concrete can be one of the cheapest materials to use, if it is not the cheapest. When you use concrete you can significantly reduce your cost of materials. When you want something special for your driveway, pool deck, patio or sidewalk by applying concrete stamping to these areas you are not jumping the cost from plain concrete by that much. Concrete stamping is still very affordable. When you use concrete stamping you can create the look of a rich material but save on the cost of getting those rich materials.
Maybe it seems like the process of concrete stamping is something that would take a long time and just to go with the original material that you want for your new driveway would be best. Not only is concrete stamping going save you on money it will also make sure that you have plenty of free time. Our concrete stamper contractors are professionals. They know the process and work very quickly and rapidly. The setting of the concrete does not take any longer than other concrete and never does it more time to lay down concrete stamping that it does to lay down brick.
Concrete Stamping Inspiration
When you are thinking of getting a new driveway or patio or walkway getting concrete stamping is likely one of the most affordable ways to lay down new paving. One of the best things about concrete stamping is you can be inspired by so many other looks and materials and still use concrete. We tell our clients to go look at everything. Look at brick, stone, wood, tile and concrete walkways and driveways. No matter what the material is let it inspire the look you want because no matter what you decide you like best concrete stamping can make the same look happen but with concrete.