Concrete stamping is a method of using specialised tools to imprint patterns and textures into freshly poured concrete. It brings a unique beauty and elegance to outdoor spaces and with the wide range of patterns and designs available you can turn your outdoor areas into something that really expresses your own, personal style. Differing colors and textures are available allowing customers to really tailor a look to suit the rest of their property. At Vancouver Concrete Stamping we offer a premier concrete stamping service combining creativity with technical know-how to give our customers a fantastic finish.
Where Is Concrete Stamping Used?
Stamped concrete, also known as imprinted concrete is a great choice for any outdoor area like pool decks, self leveling concrete, concrete patios and porches, driveways and entryways. Concrete has many benefits – durability, strength and longevity and with concrete stamping it can be beautiful as well. Suitable for both homes and business premises this is a cost-effective and low-maintenance outdoor flooring choice when compared to other options such as pavers. Have a look at our photo gallery and you will be amazed at just how elegant concrete can look when it is treated by professionals.
Nature Doesn’t Repeat Itself
When applied professionally and with skill and care, concrete stamping can give the appearance of natural materials like stone, wood, brick or slate, at a cheaper cost than the real thing. To give that realistic appearance it is important repetition is avoided- after all, you’ll never see two identical stones or pieces of wood in nature. Repetition of a pattern is a give-away that your flooring isn’t the real deal. To avoid this, we place stamps at random and for some patters, we rotate the stamps. This sounds simple, but a lot goes into making your flooring look natural and beautiful.
Using Trained Professionals
You might have read something online about concrete stamping, or maybe you watched a DIY video on Youtube and are considering giving concrete stamping a go yourself. This is not a good idea and will likely lead to a result that looks like a mess. Learning how to stamp concrete in a way that gives beautiful results takes time and specialized training. The process itself requires expensive tools, is labor intensive and has to be completed within a certain time-frame before the concrete starts to set. We have come in to re-do the concrete stamping attempts of Vancouver homeowners many times over the years! There can be great satisfaction in DIY projects around the home, but concrete stamping is one definitely best left to the experts. If you wanting to transform your outdoor flooring into something beautiful and decorative give us a call.