Features and Benefits
- Resembles Natural Stone
- Less Installation Time / Rapid Completion & Equally Leveled Floor
- Conserves natural resources thus environmental friendly (Green Buildings)
- High Abrasion and Impact Resistance – Increase Comprehensive Strength
- Reduced Maintenance Cost – Durable for sustainable design
- Monolithic Concrete Slab
- Increased surface and slip resistance
- Permanent, lightfast colors & UV Stable
- Colors will not fade
- Economical & Cost effective
- Fewer Joints. No growth of weed as no through cracks
Stamped concrete is a decorative concrete finish that replicates the look of various materials such as paver blocks, brick, stone, tile, and wood. It involves pressing a pattern or texture into freshly poured concrete before it sets to create the desired design.
To stamp concrete, a contractor typically follows these steps:
- Prepare the surface: The concrete surface needs to be clean and free of debris, oils, and other contaminants. The contractor may also need to repair any cracks or imperfections in the concrete.
- Apply release agent: A release agent, typically a powdered or liquid material, is applied to the surface to prevent the stamps from sticking to the concrete.
- Lay the stamps: The stamps are then placed onto the concrete surface, usually starting from one end and working across the surface in a staggered pattern.
- Stamp the concrete: The contractor will then use a tamper or roller to press the stamps into the concrete, creating the desired texture or pattern.
- Add color: If desired, the contractor may apply a color hardener or integral color to the concrete before stamping to give it a specific color.
- Seal the surface: Once the stamped concrete has cured, the surface is typically sealed with a clear sealer to protect it from wear and tear and to enhance the color.
Stamped concrete is a popular choice for outdoor patios, walkways, and pool decks due to its durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. However, it’s important to choose an experienced contractor who can properly prepare the surface, select the appropriate stamps and colors, and apply the sealer to ensure a long-lasting and beautiful result.