Stamped concrete is a sustainable alternative to floors made of natural materials. Thanks to a variety of finishes, this type of floor can adopt different patterns and colors, which offers a myriad of possibilities.
What Is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is concrete that is treated to have the appearance of a natural material, such as wood, pavers, or even natural stone. It is available in every color imaginable. It is even possible to print the pattern of your choice.
Stamped concrete is poured in place by a concrete builder who traces the lines and shapes into the concrete. This flooring has already been very successful for public works constructions such as roundabouts and pedestrian walkways. Recently, this technique is more and more often applied in private homes, both in new constructions and in renovations.
Why Choose Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is the perfect solution if you want the strength and ease of a concrete floor with the look of natural materials, without their drawbacks. Indeed, natural materials such as wood or stone are often expensive, need frequent maintenance, and have a shorter lifespan.
For example, you can make a terrace with the look of wood that you rarely have to worry about, or a driveway with cobblestones on which moss never grows.
Stamped concrete offers endless possibilities. You can make a floor, wall, or ledge covering with stamped concrete. Due to the durability and ease of maintenance of concrete, it is often used to build driveways, decks, pool surrounds, etc.
In addition, you have the choice of any color, structure, or pattern. The most popular designs are clinkers, natural stone slabs, and wood. Additional finishes such as an anti-slip layer or a glossy color are also possible. You can also give your floor a personal touch by drawing your pattern.
How Much Does Stamped Concrete Cost?
The price of stamped concrete depends on the area to be covered, the colors are chosen, and the pattern. The average price is $70/m². In addition, the price also varies from one contractor to another. This is why it is advisable to request quotes from several companies to be able to compare their prices.
Hiring Right Concrete Contractor
When you hire a concrete contractor to do any renovation or construction work, you are handing over your precious assets to that person. The quality of the work depends entirely on the experience, technique, and work process of those contractors. Therefore, you must choose the right people to do the job.
Verify Your Certifications And Licenses
When you contact various concrete contractors, the first thing you should do is check their licenses. To do this, you can check with your state’s licensing board or department.