If you’re considering investing in a new patio, pool deck, or even driveway, you know that the material you use is everything. Even some research will reveal that certain materials are more long-lasting than others in certain climates, that certain other materials need more care…the world of garages, driveways, and pool decks, isn’t a straightforward one. In fact, there’s so much to learn and to know about this industry that it can even get complex for the professionals!

Trying to simplify an entire multifaceted industry is impossible in a single article, but it is possible to break down a tiny piece of it. It’s crucial for a consumer to become educated, and this is especially true if they’re making a big decision about renovating their home’s garage, driveway, or pool deck. Creative Concrete hopes to teach you a thing or two about what we know best: stamped concrete.

Stamped Concrete is Just What it Sounds Like

Stamped concrete is just what its name implies: concrete that is imprinted with a texture or pattern. The concrete is laid in slabs, and the pattern pressed into it before the concrete has completely dried. 

In the past, stamped concrete could appear very stilted and artificial. Nowadays, however, innovations in color and technique mean that stamped concrete has found its niche. It can be made to look like anything from cobblestone to brick to even a seashell inlay. It even comes in countless colors. Homeowners everywhere are now investing in concrete patios, pool concrete, and concrete driveways because:

 

●        Stamped concrete can be made to look like other, more expensive materials. As stated above, stamped concrete can be made with countless colors and patterns; this means that it can easily mimic more expensive and/or higher-maintenance patio, driveway, or pool deck materials. Get the luxe look without the price tag and invest in stamped concrete!

●        Stamped concrete is comparatively low-maintenance. While a good sealing job and a good scrub will help keep stamped concrete looking its best, it can be considered less needy than other materials, such as cobblestone, which require periodic weeding.

●        Stamped concrete can fit any sort of vibe you want. As alluded to above, the color and pattern options for stamped concrete are virtually endless. Even if you aren’t trying to imitate a more expensive material, a new stamped concrete patio can still be an aesthetically pleasing choice, as it can be custom-made to fit your style—no matter what that may be.

Invest in the Best Local Concrete Company: Creative Concrete

Though we’re based in New Brighton, we’d be happy to lend our concrete-designing skills to any home in the Twin Cities area. Give us a call today at 612-414-7932.