That’s not all. Stamped concrete can mimic brick, cobblestones, cracked earth, and weathered wood. Add a bit of fun with leaf patterns, animal shapes, even dinosaur footprints.
Best of all, a stamped concrete patio is low-maintenance — the “stones” won’t settle over time, creating uneven surfaces, and there are no grout or joints that can open up to let grass and weeds sprout.
What’s a Stamped Concrete Patio?
A stamped concrete patio is simply a concrete slab with a textured, embossed surface. The contractor:
- Pours and smooths the slab.
- Presses a pattern into the surface while the concrete is still wet and soft.
- For realism, adds color to the concrete as it’s mixed, or sprays it on after the surface has been stamped.
Make sure you hire a contractor who’s done stamping, and has the examples to prove it. Check references.