Stamped concrete is often called textured or imprinted concrete and is a popular low cost and low maintenance alternative to laying real stones, pavers, tiles or bricks and even wood.
ICR Concrete Supplies with locations in Wollongong and Albion Park, servicing Shellharbour specialises in decorative concrete supplies both for tradies and domestic D.I.Y projects. We provide the best advice, backed with experience and below have put some information together on stamped concrete.
What is stamped concrete?
Stamping concrete requires the use of large polyurethane forms to stamp the image into the concrete and must be completed before the fresh concrete sets.
ICR recommends you use an experienced contractor for your project.
The stamps used for concrete
The patterns are made using large, flexible polyurethane stamps. The stamps are a The stamps are about 2-by-2-feet square to 1.2 x 1.2 round, and they’re pressed into the wet concrete to create the textured finish.
Deciding on a pattern
The colours used for decorative finishes
Deciding on Colours
Adding colour looks great on stamped concrete driveways, stamped concrete patios, stamped concrete pool decks and stamped concrete pathways.
Colour can be added to the concrete as it’s mixed, one main advantage of this is the colour extends throughout the entire concrete slab. If surface abrasion occurs or the concrete is chipped the colour will not wear away.
A colour hardener can be applied to the surface of the concrete when still wet. Several colours can be mixed for a marbled effect.
Once decorative concrete or new concrete colours are finished the best way to keep them looking great is to seal and protect their surface.
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