Stamped concrete, is often called textured concrete or imprinted concrete Stamped concrete visually replicates building materials such as stone work such as slate and flagstone, tile, brick and even wood. Stamped concrete is ideal for beautifying pool decks, driveways, entries, courtyards, and patios. Stamped concrete is the perfect outdoor paving and surface choice.Stamped concrete has become one of the most popular choices for many homeowners. Stamp Concrete Pro offers a wide array of options when it comes to concrete pattern and concrete colors. Another factor contributing to its popularity is its price. The cost of stamped or imprinted concrete is very often considerably lower than the materials it is a substitute for. Concrete is the perfect material for creating a cost-effective replica of more expensive materials, without giving up a natural, authentic look. When choosing colors and patterns for your stamped cement, make sure they blend with other stone, tile or textured concrete elements at your residence. Even in complex designs with steps and fountains, patterns can be still be pressed into the concrete. Stamped concrete can also be used in conjunction with other decorative concrete elements such as exposed aggregate or acid staining. Popular patterns include running bond brick, hexagonal tile, worn rock or stone.
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Stamped Concrete Colors
Tamped concrete is often colored using dust-on concrete color hardeners. Dry color pigments are spread over the surface of the newly poured concrete before the stamping process begins. Some of the most popular colors are Venetian Pink, Steadman Buff, Platinum Gray, Dark Red, Walnut, and Slate Gray. Decorative concrete contractors often combine these colors using different color tones on each texture pattern to create one of a kind concrete patios, pool decks, driveways, and walkways. Color chart provided by L.M. Scofield Company.
Two of the most popular methods for coloring newly placed concrete are integral coloring admixtures and dry-shake color hardeners. Both infuse concrete with rich, long-lasting, fade-resistant color, and in the case of color hardeners, even improve surface hardness and durability. Stamped concrete contractors often use one or both of these coloring mediums to produce a backdrop for contrasting accent or antiquing colors, such as pigmented powdered or liquid release agents, possibly supplemented by chemical stains or tints. This layering of color is what enables contractors to produce such natural tonal replications.
Colors schemes for stamped concrete are often selected to blend with other architectural elements of the home or the natural surroundings. Subtle earth-tone shades are popular for outdoor pavements, but concrete can also be the canvas for bolder, more vivid color schemes. Dyes and newer acrylic-based stains are available in vibrant tones such as red, yellow, orange and cobalt blue. More decorative contractors are using these products to rev up their color palettes.