What is a Decorative Concrete? – Stamped Concrete 

Ever experience that smooth, stylish design under your feet on a pool deck or driveway, flooring of patios and sunrooms, the balcony or even sidewalks or walkways outside? It looks as if it’s made out of cobblestones, some of the bricks, while others look like ceramic tiles but it feels different. That my friend is what designers for interior and exterior housing call a Decorative Concrete.  

 What is a Decorative Concrete

It’s basically poured and evened out concrete and while wet, stamped and colored with design. Once this is done, it is then sealed to avoid cracking and damages that can be caused without the extra seal of protection.  

 

This is a type of hardscaping that is very efficient compared to other hardscaping materials. It’s cost efficient and it has tested durability. Compared to other hardscaping materials, Stamped concrete is your best cheapest option since pavers are quite hard to install and maintenance is very costly. Installation fees for pavers would be significantly higher than that of concrete since pavers usually take 2-3 weeks if it’s a two thousand square meter area, with stamped concrete that area would be filled, stamped and sealed within a week. The comparison would be if you paid the contractor per hour with the installation of either one, pavers would definitely be more costly. And why choose pavers, when you can stamp and color your concrete exactly how pavers look like. 

 

There are also various ways you can customize your stamped concrete. Not only can you add a personal touch to it, you can choose or make your own design and choose your own color. All hardscaping materials can be copied and used as design through the stamped concrete. Its flexibility to morph is one of the best features with stamped concrete and that’s why it’s a cheaper and better option.  

 

Its aesthetic is nowhere near comparable to others. Since this is a cheap option of having a mimicked idea of another type of hardscaping material, it’s often used to complement fine architecture and can blend in well in all kinds of backgrounds, areas and landscaping. 

 

Choosing to go for decorative concrete or stamped concrete will never be a decision you will regret. If you’re opting to go for stamped concrete on for your flooring, pool deck, patios or driveways, I’d definitely push you to go through with it. It’s an investment you will not regret! And it’s a decorative aesthetic addition that can add value to your home, real estate wise.  

 

In Roswell, New Mexico, you can easily contact readily available contractors that can help you out in estimating the area you would want to get this type of hardscaping, advise if the hardscaping is possible on that area, give you a variation of options with what to do, what material, which design, color and seal to be used, an estimated number of days this will be done and what to expect when the hardscaping is finished as well as tips on how to properly maintain it.  

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