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What Makes Stamped Concrete So Special

By Ben Lager Subscribe to RSS | April 2nd 2012 | Views:

Concrete flooring is getting more credits due to its elegant, natural and unique look, durability and cost effectiveness. Concrete floorings are used in a wide range of applications including driveways, patios, walkways and interior flooring. Nowadays, concrete flooring are found in most of the architectural structures, bridges, runways, parking structures, dams, pools, houses, hotels and much more. Increasing demand for concrete flooring has also paved way for the emergence of various types of concrete floorings.

Concrete floorings that are used widely are stamped, stained, painted, polished, tinted and sealed concrete flooring. Among the latest concrete flooring, stamped concrete floorings are gaining more recognition among people with its wide range of features. If you are planning to decorate your patios, driveways, walkways or any other places, stamped concrete floors can save your money and offer a captivating natural look.

Some important features of stamped concrete floors are listed below:

Variety of patterns:

Stamped concrete, commonly known as patterned concrete are available in a wide range of patterns including slate, flagstone, brick, stone, wood, tile and many other patterns.

Cost effective:

Unlike other flooring, stamped concrete floorings will not require a huge sum of money. Since, stamped concrete resembles other expensive materials such as stone, slate or brick, stamped concrete is considered less expensive. Due to its cost effective nature, you can create decorative concrete driveways within your budget.

Maintenance free:

Concrete is widely known for its durability in the building industry, so stamped concrete can retain its elegant glow for many years without frequent maintenance. But, it is important to seal the concrete to avoid color fading and corrosion.

Wide range of uses:

Stamped concrete can be used in a wide range of applications including driveways, walkways, patios, surrounding pool or garden, balconies, decks and interior flooring. Irrespective of places, stamped concrete can create a very appealing look wherever it is used.

Natural look:

Stamped concrete offers a natural look like other expensive materials when installed and stained properly.

Blending ability:

Stamped concrete has the ability to blend with various types of colors, patterns, stains and can even blend with stone and other concrete elements such as exposed aggregate finishes and acid-etch staining.

Lasts longer:

Due to its durable nature, stamped concrete has great longevity. It can withstand violent attacks and natural calamities when installed and sealed effectively.

Add-ons to enhance stamped concrete’s beauty:

You can even enhance the appearance of the stamped concrete through different modes such as stain, sealing, tinting, polishing, coloring and resurfacing.

Ben Lager - About Author:
Ben has a wide range of expertise in the concrete flooring arena and has written many articles regarding stamped concrete patios and polished concrete floors in the past.

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