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Concrete Patterns

Good and nicely constructed concrete always attract a lot of attention when someone is visiting your house. What more if your concrete has patterns on it. Concrete doesn’t always have to look like concrete.

There are a variety of ways to add pattern to the surface of concrete. The most commonly used technique is concrete stamping. Stamped concrete is popular because it replicates both the pattern and texture of stone, brick and even wood. Often, the pattern imprinted on the surface of new concrete is so realistic that guests to your home will not even recognize that it is actually concrete.

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Stone Patterns

Ashlar Slate
A popular pattern for patios and pool decks, ashlar slate replicates the look of hand-chiseled stone. Rectangles and squares of various sizes create a pattern that appears random. The easiest way to create this look is with concrete stamps. If you have existing concrete that you would like to add an ashlar slate pattern to a stampable overlay can be applied.

Cobblestone
The cobblestone pattern is a popular choice for driveways and accents such as borders or bands running through a patio. Small and square, cobblestones are known for their tumbled or aged appearance. Cobblestones can be stamped or stenciled onto concrete. Stamped cobblestones will have more realistic dimensionality and texture than stenciled ones which can appear flat. If you have existing concrete a stencil or stampable overlay can help you get the cobblestone look.

 

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Concrete Design Ideas

It is time to get away from plain and boring concretes. If you want to add textures or a pattern, certain techniques can be applied during the curing process No more gray walkways and driveways.

Concrete is one of the most widely used building materials worldwide because of its strength and durability. For professional landscapers, it offers the added benefit of being one of the most versatile materials available for enhancing outdoor spaces because it offers unlimited design flexibility in terms of shape, color and texture. Concrete is also very cost-effective when compared with other paving materials. Here is an overview of the advantages, as well as the limitations, of using concrete to enhance your outdoor space.

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Why Choose Concrete for Your Project:

  • Durability – Concrete is more durable and longer lasting than many other building materials and endures extreme weather conditions and heavy foot traffic. It also resists the abrasion of heavy outdoor patio furniture.
  • Versatility – Concrete can be used for many applications both in and around the home. It’s often thought of as primarily a paving material for patios, sidewalks and driveways. However you can also use concrete to make countertops, sinks, fireplaces, outdoor waterscapes and even furniture.
  • Design flexibility – Concrete offers unlimited design flexibility. It can be cast in nearly any form or shape and has the ability to be stamped, stained, dyed or colored.
  • Easy maintenance – Concrete is a solid surface that is easy to keep clean and free from debris and weed growth. Regular washing and resealing every few years will keep it looking good for decades.

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