Concrete Stamping and Staining
There are many ways available for dressing up your newly poured or existing concrete. If you have looked into it at all, then you may have come across terms like stamping and staining. These are ways of decorating concrete that are applied to the concrete after it has been poured in order to achieve some kind of colored or decorative effect. These techniques are ideal for those who are on a budget, because the work can be done after the fact and it makes a difference in the appearance of your concrete instantly.
Stamps are a great way to make your concrete look fancier. We offer a wide selection of stamps that can convey different patterns and designs. A lot of stamps are made to mimic other kinds of material besides concrete. You can use concrete stamps to make your concrete look like bricks, cobblestones, or even just decorative. Stamps are different from overlays in that an overlay is a material that is actually applied and adhered to the concrete while a stamp leaves an imprint of a design behind on the surface of the concrete.
Stains are often used in order to change the appearance of regular grey concrete. Stains are an easy way to change the color of the concrete that you have in your home or outdoor living space. There are lots of colors and effects that can be reached by using a stain instead of colored concrete. Stains are done after the pour, while colored concrete is colored by adding the color directly to the mix of concrete that is being poured onto the slab.
There are many pros when it comes to using stamps and stains to make your concrete stand out or to switch it up and add an element of design to your concrete. Some of the pros of using stamps on concrete include it being very easy to accomplish. A professional concrete finisher from our team will come to you and provide you with the stamping service. This is where they apply the stamp using a paint or other material to make a repetitive pattern on your concrete. Some would consider it a pro that the stain is something that is added after the pour. It can be tough to say exactly how the color will come out when it is added to a concrete mix. However, with a stain, the color is buildable and controllable.
There are very few cons when it comes to using these techniques. One of the main cons is a lack of permanence. These treatments will require upkeep and may eventually need to be done over again.