Benefits of Stamped Concrete
Starr Roofing & Exteriors offers the best in stamped concrete for those who want natural stone appearance and durability at an affordable price. With over 20 years of experience, we provide quality artistry at competitive prices. We have a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from and will gladly help you select precisely what you’re looking for for your business or home.
What Is a Stamped Concrete
Stamped concrete is a thin layer of concrete poured over a prepared surface of natural stone, such as granite, marble, or slate. The process is similar to conventional concrete except that the granite, marble, or slate is first removed to make the most solid and durable surface possible. Sometimes decorative elements are added to the surface, such as color and patterns, mosaics, or tiles. This can be done using stamped concrete molds or grout lines after the concrete has been poured, allowing for perfect replicating designs made on brickwork.
Advantages of Stamped Concrete
The key to the durability of stamped concrete is that there’s no expansion and contraction of the substrate. The surface acts as a solid, non-absorptive material with no thickness of grout lines for water or other liquids to penetrate.
Stamp settings add another layer of protection from the elements and help keep the concrete from seeping through or out. Concrete is not porous like natural stone surfaces, so it’s easier to care for even in extreme temperatures and climates once it sets up.
Stamped concrete can be used for a wide variety of applications. It’s often used over natural stone for driveways and walkways to prevent moisture from damaging the stone’s surface. Basement floors can be created with a polished concrete surface to complement the natural stone surrounding them. Stamped concrete surfaces also make great foundations, especially on sloped sites, which are a great option over poured concrete or natural stone.
Stamped concrete can create various patterns, colors, and textures. Stamped concrete molds are produced in a particular order so that any pattern or color can be created for your unique design needs. Light colors such as beige and tan are popular options but the possibilities go beyond traditional options.
5. Ease of Maintenance
Stamped concrete is low-maintenance when it’s properly installed and maintained. A typical surface will require minimal upkeep, such as sweeping or mopping, to keep it looking great.
If you want the appearance of stone at a fraction of the cost, stamped concrete is your answer. Since it is more affordable than natural stone it is an excellent option for those who want the look of natural stone but cannot afford the high cost. Stamped concrete offers many different designs and options to provide you with the exact appearance you are looking for. For more information contact us today.