Stamped concrete

One of the more popular ways of giving floors a unique and eye-catching treatment is through stamped concrete. This process involves placing slab concrete for usually outdoor areas like patios, driveways, and walkways, after which textures and patterns are impressed into the concrete before it becomes fully dry.

Stamped concrete is concrete that is patterned and/or textured to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, and various other patterns and textures. The ability of stamped concrete to resemble other building materials makes stamped concrete a less expensive alternative to using those other authentic materials such as stone, slate or brick. Stamped concrete is stamped tiles stacked next to each other, there are three procedures used in stamped concrete which separate it from other concrete procedures; the addition of a base color, the addition of an accent color, and stamping a pattern into the concrete. These three procedures provide stamped concrete with a color and shape similar to the natural building material. It also is longer-lasting than paved stone, and still resembles the look.