Stamped concrete is a cost-effective, low-maintenance alternative to other types of materials such as pavers, ceramic tile or brick. Stamped concrete can instantly boost the curb appeal of your home and provides the type of permanence and durability that most homeowners are looking for.
Because of its reputation for durability, it’s often chosen for high-traffic areas inside and outside the home and is also used to enhance public areas. Besides outdoors, we can install decorative concrete floors year round for your interior floors as well.
At Full Concrete Contractors, we offer a wide variety of stamped concrete styles, installation options, and designs for fire pit, walkway, pool deck, patio, sidewalk, retaining wall and more.
Stamped concrete is applied in the same manner as a concrete slab, with a unique finish designed to mimic flagstones, wood, slate, or another type of texture. Sealing stamped concrete is best done with an acrylic sealer, either solvent- or water-based. The modern concrete stamp is usually made of polyurethane, while older-style stamps used various types of metal. Stamped concrete gives homeowners more design options, which is what makes it more appealing.
Stamped Concrete Advantages
- Stamped concrete is a more popular choice considering its durability, minimal maintenance needs, and the wide variety of style and color options available.
- In most cases, decorative concrete is also the most budget-friendly option and one of the most durable choices with a lifespan of up to twenty-five years or more.
- In terms of price, stamped concrete can cost an average of $2 to $18 per square foot.
Stamped Concrete Disadvantages
- If you’re an avid DIYer, you will be disappointed to learn that laying a stamped concrete patio, walkway, or driveway is more complex than it may seem. If you’ve never worked with concrete before, it’s highly recommended that you leave this type of complex job to a pro concrete contractor.
The stamped concrete pattern you choose is just as important as the colors you’ll use. Fortunately, there are several patterns available, each of which can instantly enhance any type of outdoor space.
This type of pattern utilizes several colors that create a realistic look. Soft browns, greys, and whites are often incorporated.
Most brick designs utilize shades of russet, reds, and browns. Faux grout lines are often incorporated into the pattern separately to create a more realistic look.
Wood stamped concrete designs incorporate a variety of earth tones that are layered onto the surface of the concrete to create the many colors found in wood grains.
This design gives a space a genuine stone look and it’s one of the most popular choices for patios.
Cobblestone brings a charming small village feel right to your patio or walkway. This option gives you the simple village ambiance of classic stone pavers, without the high maintenance needs or potential tripping hazard.
Ashlar consists of a random configuration of rectangles and squares that’s designed to create a unique geometric pattern and seamless look. One of the most popular patterns is called “Ashlar Slate” which has a medium texture with a broken coarse Ashlar pattern.
Slate allows you to choose from a variety of colors and textures, ranging from smooth to heavily textured.
Stamped Concrete Colors
Release Agent Color/Accent Color
Multiple Colors Available
- Terra cotta
How To Choose The Right Look
Factors to Consider
- Speak to a professional concrete contractor
- Choose a pattern
- Textured surface
- Consider incorporating a border
Stamped Concrete Cost For Your Driveway, Sidewalk, Patio & More
- Number of colors used
- Stamping patterns
- Hand-applied chemical stain accents
Stamped Concrete Patio Cost
- Size of the patio
- Amount of excavation needed
- Site condition
- Treatments available
Stamped Concrete Driveway Cost
- Pouring a slab
- Applying a release color
- Adding more colors by hand
- Applying a topcoat or seal to improve the driveway’s longevity
Stamped Concrete Walkway Cost
Stamped Concrete vs Pavers and Other Paving Materials
- This material is versatile and durable.
- On average, the cost can range from $1 up to $15 per square foot, depending on the type of material used. For example, stone can cost $1 to $14 per square foot, while brick has an average cost of $3 to $15 per square foot.
- Unfortunately, pavers are a very high-maintenance choice, thanks to weeds that often grow in between them or through any cracks in the pavers.
- This type of material also tends to loosen over time, which can make them a serious trip hazard in your yard.
- The material’s non-skid texture makes it perfect for kids
- Aggregate is a very affordable option, with an average price of $4 per square foot.
- Low maintenance
- Stamped concrete is more versatile in terms of colors, styles, and pattern options available. Unfortunately, exposed aggregate concrete as a building material isn’t quite as versatile as stamped concrete, so you will be limited in terms of what you can do design-wise with this material.
- Aggregate is mainly only used for sidewalks, walkways, and driveways.
Contact Full Concrete Contractors Today!
As you can see, there are many colors, styles, and design options available for your next stamped concrete project. At Full Concrete Contractors, our goal is to ensure you get the results you’re looking for at an affordable price. One of our team members can answer all your questions and help you choose the perfect pattern and colors for your next project.
Contact our office today to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable stamped concrete contractor and let the team at Full Concrete Contractors help you choose the perfect design option for your next project.