One of the most cost-effective options for both interior flooring and exterior hardscaping is concrete. Plain concrete can be visually unappealing, but by stamping the surface, you can create beautiful and complex designs with no need for any more expensive materials. Here are a few ideas to get the most out of this design element.
How to Use Stamped Concrete in Your Design
If stamping an entire surface — such as a driveway or patio — is too expensive or time consuming, try adding a stamped border instead. This can help make the design look finished and intentional while creating only a small amount of extra labor. Even better, you can continue the border across other hardscaping features of your yard, such as paths and porches, to tie the area together visually.
Colored concrete works well with stamping because you can use it to recreate the look of natural stone or add a more finished appearance to even simple projects. Multiple colors can be complicated to create, but choosing just one color for your project is simple, inexpensive, and effective at creating a distinct and pleasant aesthetic.
3. Pouring Shape
Concrete is usually poured in square or rectangular sections, but it doesn’t have to be. Designing your hardscaping with curves is a simple way to complement the surface texture you choose and create an overall more natural and appealing look. You can also use straight lines but incorporate them into your design to create a floor that looks intentionally patterned or tiled.
If you’re ready to start your stamped concrete project, call Builder’s Concrete East in Windham, CT, for your materials. For 50 years they have provided reliable, high-quality concrete and concrete mix delivery to the Windham County region and offer a range of product options to suit any project. To place an order, call (860) 456-4111 or get in touch online.