Stamped concrete opens a world of color and patterns while still retaining the durability, cost-effectiveness, and hard wearing qualities of concrete. Stamping the concrete embosses or imprints a pattern or texture into the base material, and in combination with a coloring process results in beautiful looking surfaces that are all but indistinguishable from brick, tile, pavers, or stone cobbles but at a fraction of the price. There is an art to concrete stamping, which is why you're best leaving it to the professionals from Tampa Concrete Stamping. Call us today and we'll show you through a catalog of looks and styles. You'll be astonished at the choice and we can help you choose a pattern that will truly suit your home and bring another dimension to your floors. All at a price you can afford and with a minimal amount of maintenance required.
There is almost no limit to the patterns you can have stamped into concrete. The most popular include realistic brick and European cobblestone styles, but also wood, slate, and flagstones. Because the concrete artists at Tampa Concrete Stamping can also create bespoke designs that work around features like steps and fountains as well as floors there really is no limit to the range of designs you can have for your home or work space.
Although the most common colors are the appropriate realistic ones – slate gray for slate effect pavers for example, and red brick for brick style stamping, stamped concrete can actually be almost any color. Experts, like those at Tampa Concrete Stamping usually work with a two stage coloring process. The base color is typically used to give the concrete the look of a raw material like brick or stone. We add the base color in the form of color hardeners when mixing the concrete in the first place. Then, however, there is the possibility of adding a highlight color as a powder or spray on during the stamping process. That second color allows us to create accents which could mean the 'grout' in stamped concrete that looks like tiling or brickwork. Or it can create highlight colors that reproduce weathering or patina. Talk to Tampa Concrete Stamping about our catalog of stamping patterns and colors to see what me mean.
While stamped concrete is most commonly seen outdoors the technique also works for those indoor concrete floors and surfaces including countertops. Other areas where stamping can create a bold new look are walls, splash backs, and fire places. Talk to us at Tampa Concrete Stamping to find out how stamped concrete isn't just for flooring or driveways.
Pool Decks and Patios
Thanks to its weatherproof nature and naturally slip-resistant surface stamped concrete is a natural for those pool decks and patios. Unlike tiles and pavers it can be totally customized and shaped to flow around features like fire pits and outdoor kitchen areas or unusually shaped pools. Colors and designs can be incorporated to create visual borders and extra non stick surfaces can be built in for pool edges.