Concrete stamping is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways of creating great looking and really hard wearing flooring. To achieve that unique look freshly poured concrete is imprinted with any of a huge range of designs that, combined with carefully chosen colors and textures, give you a fabulous look and a really easily maintained and durable surface that's perfect to take the worst the weather can throw at it. The results don't look like concrete (read on to find out more) but underneath those great looks it is still concrete with all the legendary toughness of the material they use to build bomb shelters from. Stamped concrete is simply the perfect combination of good looks and rugged toughness.
Pavers, Cobbles, Slate, Wood
Pavers are lovely, but take time to lay and can easily end up uneven. Cobbles are even better looking but even harder to lay and more expensive. Slate is a beautiful stone but with a severe tendency to cracking and wood, well we love wood but you use it as a surface outdoors and you're in for a world of maintenance unless you want to watch your expensive timber turn into a slippery decaying surface that's a risk underfoot and under tires. Or you could use stamped concrete to get the exact same look of each and every one of those surfaces but in a way that is really fast to lay, perfectly even and likely to stay that way, easy to maintain, and absolutely immune to insects and rot. Stamped concrete can look just like natural stone, pavers, cobbles, or wood but retains all the benefits of concrete's rock solid nature. Which means you get your dream driveways, pool surrounds, or patios but at a fraction of the cost and guaranteed to look good forever.
Driveways and Walkways
Concrete has long been popular for driveways and walkways because of its endurance and toughness, its non-slip nature, and the fact that it can follow any kind of curved shape around a property (try that with pavers). Stamped concrete adds a whole new dimension to that by allowing you to have cobble style driveways without the cost, slate walkways without the slipperiness, or all the appeal of pavers without the maintenance.
Stamped concrete is the perfect flooring for outdoor entertainment areas because it combines the looks of indoor floors like wood but with the toughness and easy to maintain characteristics of concrete. You get high end looks at a low price tag and concrete can easily be poured to accommodate unusual shapes, or can have patterned tiles or rocks incorporated in it for custom effects.
Just as with patios a stamped concrete poolside area gives you the benefits of natural material looks but without their price tags. It can flow to fit absolutely any shape of pool and poolside accessories and can easily incorporate features like stones or even seashells. Talk to us at Dallas Concrete Stamping about non-slip surface concrete for extra safety around your pool.