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Most Popular Types of Stamped Concrete

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in concrete types | Comments Off on Most Popular Types of Stamped Concrete

downloadFor a great deal less than the real thing — up to fifty percent less than the cost of limestone or natural slate, a stamped concrete patio gives you the texture and the  look of a stone patio.

And that is not all. Stamped concrete can mimic cobblestones, brick, weathered wood and cracked earth. You can add a bit of fun with animal shapes, dinosaur footprints and leaf patterns.

The best thing is that a stamped concrete patio is low-maintenance in Twin Falls, Idaho,. That means the stones will not creating uneven surfaces, settle over time and there are no joints or grout that can open up to let weeds and grass sprout.

A simply a concrete slab with a embossed, textured surface is a stamped concrete patio. The contractor:

  • Smooths and pours the slab.
  • While the concrete is still wet and soft, presses a pattern into the surface.
  • Adds color to the concrete as it is mixed for practicality, or sprays it on once the surface is stamped.

You need to ensure you hire a contractor who is done stamping, and has the models to prove it.

The patterns are made using flexible, large polyurethane stamps. The stamps are about two by two feet square and 1 or 2 inch thick, and they are pressed into the wet concrete in order to create the textured finish.

In order to press them into the concrete a twin falls concrete contractor, may step on the stamps or use a tamping tool. The contractor sprays the patterned side of the stamp before putting the stamp on the concrete, with a release agent that puts off concrete from sticking to it.

Using a colored release agent grout lines and accents cracks, giving the finish a traditional look that improves realism.

download (1)Usually one pattern is a set that contains several stamps, each one with varying shapes and textures, so the general pattern s not repeated too frequently. Also, stamped concrete patio has linking tabs so any grout lines align entirely.

Because of its special variation and texture, some would quarrel that stamped concrete is usually more complex and usually ranks higher on the scale. Also it has the special ability to take off other natural materials such as flagstone, slate or brick, giving it even more appeal. If you want it now you can get a ready mix delivery.

Since asking about the visual beauty of these options is so prejudiced, let’s visit some of the other regions to reveal any differences. Twin Falls Concrete LLC is the right place. They offer:

Stone Patterns
The stone patterns can be patterned in straight lines or randomly depending on your taste. The most popular options are: ashlar stone, cobblestone, sandstone, slate and yorkstone.

Paver Patterns
Just like the real pavers would look, pavers are frequently placed in straight line patterns.

Brick Patterns
For patios and steps brick patterns are more popular, but as a driveway they are also very beautiful.

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