How Stamped Concrete Can Beautify Your Kansas City Home

May 11, 2022
How Stamped Concrete Can Beautify Your Kansas City Home

Stamped concrete is one of our favorite products for several reasons. We’ve seen so many satisfied homeowners after installing this beautiful flooring, which you can use for numerous purposes.

Let’s look at some of the basics of this concrete style and why you should consider it for both interior and exterior beautification efforts.

What is Stamped Concrete?

This popular approach to flooring is a more affordable method contrasted with brick, wood, or stone. It’s durable, generally low maintenance, and easier to clean than pavers or other materials.

Stamped concrete was made to give the appearance of other substances like flagstone, wood, brick, or slate. You might also hear people refer to it as imprinted or textured concrete. It gets poured and imprinted on-site rather than piecing together existing concrete slabs.

Ways to Utilize Stamped Concrete in Your Home

One of the most popular ways to use it is for backyard patios. We’ve also seen excellent results in garages, basements, sidewalks, recreation rooms, and several other areas. Many homeowners like to make new additions to their kitchen by fitting a complementary stamped pattern into the mix.

Selecting the Right Color & Style

Of course, your concrete floor should complement the rest of your home decor. You could use the most beautiful concrete in the world, but it will stick out like a sore thumb if it sharply contrasts with your roof or siding.

We also appreciate how it comes in literally dozens of different colors. With that much choice, you’ll want to consider a few basic factors to narrow down your selection.

  • Consider How Climate Will Impact It
    Since the Kansas City area contends with both hot and cold weather at various times, you don’t need to worry too much. There are, however, some important reasons to use darker colors to attract the heat (when it’s cold), and vice-a-versa, depending on which climate conditions you’re more sensitive toward. We recommend considering your personal preferences for warm/cold temperatures when you select either darker or lighter concrete colors.
  • Use Multiple Colors
    Nobody says you have to limit yourself to a single pattern, style, or color scheme. Using multiple colors works great as long as they appear congruent with your home’s overall color scheme.
  • Dark Colors Work Well
    Not only will lighter colors make stains appear more noticeable, but the color may look lighter after you install it than it did in a preview booklet. At any rate, don’t overthink the color hue too much. Depending on the level of sun exposure, you can expect a lightening effect over time no matter what.

We have more on this topic if you follow the link to this article on 5 tips for picking the right concrete color.

Johnson Concrete: Kansas City Stamped Concrete

This type of concrete is fairly easy to maintain even if you get a few cracks. We’re always glad to make an easy fix or adjustment, but it’s particularly important to have a professional handle your concrete flatwork installations. It’s not worth the gamble of spending the money on materials only to inadvertently make a mess doing it yourself.

Our business is all about professional concrete installment coupled with customer service. In fact, we earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List in 2018, consistently maintain an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and get lots of feedback from happy clients in places like Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, MO. Perhaps most importantly, our organization is licensed, bonded, and insured, which means our crews must have all the relevant industry training to work with us.

If you’d like to learn more about stamped concrete or any of our other flooring services, then feel free to contact us any time at 913-706-4700.