What You Need to Know
Concrete is rapidly becoming a popular material for home builders, remodelers, DIY-ers, and landscapers, but not just for unfinished floors or garages! Concrete is becoming more and more versatile, allowing home owners, construction workers, and anyone with a vision to create the look they want. When you look at the price it isn’t hard to see why concrete is getting more popular. Concrete is much, much cheaper than most competitors. The only turn-off for some people is that they picture the dull gray slabs in their driveways. They want something a little more flashy and domestic for their homes, basements, and back patios. Well the good news is that concrete can still fit the bill!
One of the most exciting new developments in the world of concrete is stamped concrete. It’s exactly what it sounds like – wet concrete stamped with a design or pattern before it has set, leaving it with a beautiful texture. You will have many different options from which to choose.
Do you like the look of brick, but don’t want to pay the cost of materials and labor? Your concrete can be stamped to look exactly like brick. This makes a beautiful walkway around your house or even an accent wall inside.
Slate or tile are popular flooring choices for interiors, but are also costly and sometimes tricky to do-it-yourself. On the other hand, you can pour concrete for a fraction of the cost and then use stamping tools to give it the look of slate or concrete. It’s even easy enough for an amateur remodeler to do by themselves.
One of the most popular options is the paving stone stamp. Using a paving stone stamp in coordination with some powder pigment, you can get the exact look of expensive paving stone without the high cost. Because the concrete is one single slab you will deal with less erosion and damage, and the concrete will last much, much longer than actual paved stone. Plus you can guarantee a safe, flat surface with no dangerous ledges or lips to trip you up.
Your color choices are nearly unlimited, and you can even choose an accent color to mimic the look of grout or additional building materials. This makes your work look like real tile, or stone, or brick, or whatever material you choose… but at a fraction of the cost and with much more durability.
Some people are even using stone, glass, tile, and other materials to create mosaics or unique designs in the surface of their concrete for an accent on walls, countertops or the center of their driveway or garage. Your choices with stamped concrete are endless, and the cost is almost too good to be true. Contact the experts at Hard Rock Concrete here in Utah to see if their concrete projects could help you out with your new build, remodel, or just a home improvement project to beautify your living space. Stamped concrete is an easy and cost-effective way to go!