Plain concrete is just that: plain. But stamped concrete is visually interesting. For example, if you ever considered having a stone patio, but didn’t want to spend the money on such a lavish look, stamped concrete is a great, viable alternative.
Stamped concrete gives your patio the look and texture of stone at half the cost of using actual stone. It’s versatile and can even have the appearance of weathered wood, cobblestones and/or bricks. And unlike those actual things, stamped concrete doesn’t have places where grass or weeds can spring up, and it won’t end up uneven or settling over time.
Having a textured and embossed surface for your patio gives it an enhanced, attractive look. Stamped concrete can also be used for driveways, porches, steps and around backyard pools. If your home is your castle, you might as well have it look like a mansion with stunningly attractive stamped concrete! Think of stamped concrete as affordable luxury—something to make otherwise plain floors and surfaces look rich and lavish.
Furthermore, stamped concrete allows many different looks under your feet. If you’ve ever been to Darien Lake’s water park, for example, you’d see that their stamped concrete has sea shells and other nautical shapes in it. Indeed, amusement parks love stamped concrete because they can liven up the place with dinosaur footprints, animal shapes and other whimsical patterns underfoot. Who knew that concrete could make people smile, right?
In the Buffalo area, if you’d like to create or upgrade your patio or other surface, call Ivy Lea Construction at 716-875-8654 and ask about stamped concrete options.