Stamped concrete is a great way to liven up your regular concrete and give it some wow factor. The best part is that your options are almost limitless. Concrete can be made to look like any other material or design.
It can be used for your patio, your driveway, your indoor flooring, sidewalks, and anywhere else you have concrete. It is a great alternative to other more expensive materials.
4 Tips for Choosing the Right Stamped Concrete Texture and Design
More and more people are choosing stamped concrete for their homes, and it is easy to see why. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
You can pick several different designs for your stamped concrete. Each place around your home, like the pool, the patio, or the driveway can have its own unique design.
You may choose to use the same pattern for all your concrete, or try to match it up for where it is going to be. Matching it to the material of your house is a good way to start or just something that will accent it.
Choose the base color and design style you like that will suit the area for the stamped concrete. There will usually be a base color and an accent color. Again, this is a good opportunity to match up your stamped concrete with the color decor of your home.
You can get colored concrete to match with anything you like, from subtle hints to highlight the trim on your home or loud bright colors to highlight the usually boring old driveway.
3. Pattern or Design
If your home has brick, you may want to continue with that theme. You can have the driveway stamped to look just like the bricks on your home. You may want something softer for around the pool or patio.
Wood-stamped concrete makes for a nice touch and doesn’t look as hard as stone or brick. You can pick softer colors for it, as well, to make it seem inviting and earthen.
You can get cobblestone for your sidewalk, or around the pool. If you have a lot of muted colors, think about more reds and oranges to bring out the colors around the home.
4. Design Your Own
Just come up with your own ideas for your stamped concrete. The colors are mixed in so you can have everything in place when the concrete is poured. Why not let your imagination run wild and come up with something interesting and unique.
It’s your home, after all. You have decorated it to suit your tastes and style, so why not in your concrete, as well? It will make your home stand out and give it a great deal of charm and uniqueness.
If you are at a loss to decide, talk to your concentrator and ask to see some examples. From there, you can get a better idea of what you might like in your own stamped concrete.
For a better idea of what you can have, follow this link to see what we have. There are plenty of designs and colors to choose from or to dream up on your own.
If you want the great look of more expensive materials for less, you can contact Johnson Concrete and get a beautiful stamped concrete overlay that will look just like the real thing but will cost you less time and money to install and you will have more options to choose from when it comes to design and colors.