If you still think of concrete as a light gray, hard, textured surface with no personality or flair to it, then you are way behind the times. Stamped and colored concrete, commonly referred to as patterned concrete or imprinted concrete, is concrete that is designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood. And it can be used to beautify pool decks, driveways, entries, courtyards, patios, steps and sidewalks.
Stamped and colored concrete offers a wide array of options when it comes to concrete patterns, and the cost of stamped, or imprinted colored concrete in relation to the materials it is a substitute for, makes the choice of stamped concrete more popular and more frequent.
Colors and patterns for stamped cement are often selected to blend with other stone, tile or patterned concrete elements in your home. Complex designs incorporating steps, courtyards, and fountains can be achieved when patterns are pressed into the concrete. Stamped and colored concrete can also be blended with other decorative concrete elements such as exposed aggregate finishes and acid-etch staining, along with a particular pattern, such as running bond brick, hexagonal tile, worn rock or stone. Concrete provides the perfect canvas for creating an economical replica of more expensive materials, and yet still maintaining a very natural, authentic look.
To learn more about this new and expanding horizon in the concrete world, give us a call at Hennepin West Paving & Concrete. We would love to tell you more!
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