Gone are the days when a concrete patio was simply grey and a rough texture, looking like your basic city sidewalk. Now with concrete stamps and mixable colors, you can create amazing effects that mimic the look of more expensive tile or stone. You can even tint concrete while it’s wet to create a variety of shades, whether you want a uniform look or to mimic the variety of shades and variegations found in natural materials like sandstone, granite, and flagstone.
See for yourself with this amazing patio Ryan from Patriot Builders of Nashville, Tennessee completed using Butterfield Color Heavy Stone seamless texture stamps. Ryan used Harvest Wheat as the base color and Walnut antiquing on this project. This color combination is fantastic and one of our most popular! However, the sky is the limit when it comes to decorative concrete.
We can offer advice on what stamp pattern would work best in your space, whether it’s a pool deck, back patio, driveway, front walk, or other space. With so many looks to choose from, including brick or cobblestone, you’ll want to select a stamp that has the right scale for the size of your pour area, and that the lines of the stamp will compliment the shape of your finished surface. We can also help you choose colors of concrete, release agent, and sealant to create your desired effect. There are amazing combinations you can develop for any style, from historically appropriate to eclectic and modern.
Preparation is what’s important when it comes to stamping concrete. The trickiest part is laying down the stamps into fresh concrete and getting the placement and timing right as the concrete dries. However, we can get you set up for success by discussing the process with you while you pick up all the tools you need, from edgers and hand floats to groovers to color packs, color hardener, antique release, and liquid antiquing and more.
To find out more about how you can create a similarly stunning space with stamped concrete, call us at 615.837.1450!