One of the best qualities of concrete is that it is super versatile. Basically anything can be fashioned from concrete and artists even use the substance for sculptures. Stamped concrete refers to the process whereby concrete is textured to look like something other than what it is. As mentioned before concrete can be fashioned to resemble brick, stones, tiles – or even wood. Stamped concrete can be used for the following:
Some of the most popular trends nowadays include using stamped concrete for:
There is a three-step process for stamped concrete. Firstly, we choose the base color. The base color is chosen based on its inherent color and is usually similar to the natural material. Dye, also known as a color hardener, integral liquid or powder, gets added to the concrete to obtain the desired color for the specific project. A method called integral coloring is used when the entire mass of concrete needs to be colored. Alternatively cast-on color is a method whereby a color hardener is smeared across the surface of the concrete. Accent color is the second color to be used during the process. This is added to texture the concrete. The accent color’s benefits are two-fold. It serves as a color dye and it prevents the stamps from being glued to the concrete that has been stamped to achieve the desired effect. Following the concrete pouring, the last method is set into motion by stamping the print into the concrete.
Using stamped concrete to liven up an office or living space has increased in popularity over the years. Instead of using flagstone, natural stones or wood, concrete can be colored and textured to suit your needs – without costing an arm and a leg.
Whereas the usage of the natural materials will lead to high costs and labor-intensive maintenance, you can achieve the same natural look by using concrete.
In deciding whether this is an option for you, the following list might make you swivel towards the versatility and durability of concrete.
Why should I consider this?
Why should I consider the services of Concrete Contractors Tucson AZ?
Concrete stamping has been around since the 1950’s. The first problems encountered were the lack of variety in shapes, textures and colors. Luckily, contractors have been working tirelessly for the past 70 years perfecting and developing a vast array of stamps. In 2020 you can have beautifully crafted patios, walkways or entrances – thanks to concrete!
Traditionally when one thinks of concrete, you think bland, grey and basic. With ever-evolving technology we can assure you that this is absolutely not the case. Concrete can be mixed and altered to copy the color and texture you require. Usually colors are chosen to match the natural surroundings or the color of the architecture. For instance, the most popular choices for a concrete driveway, walkway or concrete patio is:
Here are a few nifty ideas to brighten up any space through the use of stamped concrete:
The opportunities are endless and with the cost-effectiveness that concrete offers, you can do a lot more for a lot less!
Building your dream house should not be a nightmare. It’s unnecessary to wait any longer. We are able, willing and professional. We can assist in estimates for any ideas you might have and ensure that you get the best possible options for your needs. Stamped concrete can be used for any project; patios, walkways, sidewalks, fireplaces, swimming pools, family rooms and walls!
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