Stamped and/or stained concrete is an innovative way to create designs and floor space that otherwise would be made of another material, yet may not last as long. It can be different colors, shapes and sizes and can duplicate stones, bricks, tiles and any other shape that can be imagined.
There are several stamped concrete ideas that make sense and don’t cost an arm and a leg either. One idea is to take advantage of the fact that concrete can be poured into any shape. You can really get creative by pouring the concrete into the shape you want, and then painting it any color you want. For example, make walkways with gentle curves. Make a square patio be a half circle, or make the concrete flow along with the landscaping.
Adding concrete borders is cost effective and easy to do. You can have your plain concrete patio, but dress it up with borders. As far as color goes, keep it simple. The one thing about color that drives up the costs, is to use too many colors. You can use colors in patterns to make an impact, but you don’t have to use multiple colors.
Other stamped concrete ideas might include expanding a pattern from a patio onto borders and sidewalks. Instead of extending the whole pattern, expand the pattern to the smaller areas for a holistic look. Innovative Stained Concrete Austin
If you want a brick sidewalk, forget the bricks, and have it stamped as a brick feature. It can be colored and made to look like the real thing, and it will wear well too. Patterns can be imprinted into freshly laid concrete, so the high end look of stone, or brick pavement, usually at a much lower cost.
Look around you as you travel to places like public parks, Disneyland, and other public places. These places use stamped concrete in many ways to guide people through a setting, a display, or to dinner. It is called “way finding” and it lends a very attractive motif to any outdoor area.
Stamped concrete ideas abound all over the place in magazines, public venues, and remodeled city scapes. Large stone areas can be duplicated flawlessly in large areas using London Cobble Stone or Santa Fe random stone for driveways. Your imagination is your only limitation as stamped concrete becomes the medium of choice for many projects large and small, in public and private venues.