Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stamped Concrete vs. Pavers


Stamped concrete is a continuous concrete surface that has been "stamped" to look very similar to individual pavers, bricks and stone. There are several reasons to consider stamped concrete over pavers for a patio, walkway, driveway or pool deck. 


Many homeowners are deciding on stamped concrete over pavers because of the spaces that are left between pavers.  These spaces allow weeds to grow between the individual pavers;  something that will not happen with stamped concrete. 


Aesthetically, stamped concrete is able to give the look that many people identify with individual pavers.  With a multitude of stamp patterns and color choices, a homeowner can select a very natural look for their surface.  There are stamps that can be used to look like slate, granite, cobblestone and even wood surfaces.  With all the choices available and because of the ease of maintenance, stamped concrete has become a new favorite with homeowners.


9 comments:

  1. If you have a large surface area of flooring to renovate, using stamped concrete would be a wiser decision, when it comes to cost. Moreover, the use of stamped concrete has become very popular because home owners get to decide how their flooring would look like. All they need to do is to describe how they want it to be, and the rest is up to the experts who would do the job.
    Manuela Jelen

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  2. That looks like such fresh concrete with a shine! I'm thinking of making a walk way of that rock material alongside my garden in the backyard. What is that type of paving called? I'm so excited for my backyard to come together!
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  3. These pavings really enhance the garden areas too! I've been wanting to get something like this in my backyard by my garden. Hopefully I can get a windy pavement like these that look so beautiful!
    http://www.aapave.com/commercial/

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  4. Very informative blog on the decision to go with stamped concrete. Thank you for sharing.

    Patios Pools Driveways Inc

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  5. Also, I like the 3rd picture down of the stamping job. Really like that type of look. Once again, thank you for sharing.

    Patios Pools Driveways Inc

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  6. I couldn't agree more.
    Stamped concrete for driveways, pool decks, patios, wlkways etc. can give an expensive look to property without breaking the bank. It's very cost-efficient and long lasting. :)

    Thanks for sharing this helpful tips!

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  7. Good read! I have also read a lot about stamped concrete. But instead of the traditional concrete stamping which requires the removal of the existing concrete, they use stamped overlays. Here's the article
    http://www.decorativeconcretehoustontx.com/stamped-concrete-overlays/

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  8. Can't wait for spring and a few more projects. cement work

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