The Pros and Cons of Stamped Concrete
Concrete flooring is a versatile and popular option for many home builders, homeowners, and business owners due to its affordability, durability, energy efficiency, fire resistance, and more. If you are interested in a fresh installation or a makeover at your property but want something a little more aesthetic than plain concrete, then Artistic Concrete Designs has a suggestion for you: stamped concrete.
Stamped concrete is concrete flooring that is patterned, textured, and embossed to resemble high-end floorings such as brick, slate, stone, and even wood. It is an affordable and durable option for patios, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and even interior flooring. Ready to explore the possibilities? Let’s start with some pros and cons of stamped concrete.
Installation Is Quick and Affordable
Stamped concrete is much quicker and more affordable to install than its alternatives such as brick, slate, and stone for a few reasons. First, concrete in itself is less expensive than alternative materials. Second, transporting the materials for the alternatives is more expensive than bringing in concrete to your worksite. Finally, installation costs and labor costs for pouring and stamping concrete is significantly lower. While setting each stone or brick takes longer and more labor, pouring the concrete can be done in a fraction of the time with less labor cost.
Your Imagination Is the Limit
Almost any shape or pattern is possible with stamped concrete and, if you want, Artistic Concrete Designs is able to add a variety of colors to your flooring. If you have a particular idea in mind for your pool deck, patio, or even interior flooring, we can bring your imagination to life.
Plus, if you end up changing your mind just as we are about to dispatch to your property, it is easier to switch up the pattern than to switch out bricks for stones. Concrete stamping is simply more flexible, ironically. So, call Artistic Concrete Designs today or visit our location to explore your options!
Maintenance Convenience and Inconveniences
Concrete requires less maintenance than stone, brick, or wood. While concrete does have the issue of cracking, professional installers like those at Artistic Concrete Designs will create relief joints in the concrete to mitigate the intensity of cracks. Further, we use special concrete saws to cut lines in the concrete to give concrete room to expand, making cracks less likely and less noticeable. Our professionals understand the local climate and its impact on your flooring, so rest assured that you are in good hands with Artistic Concrete Designs.
Artistic Concrete Designs Offers Coating and Seals
For extra durability and customization, Artistic Concrete Designs offers concrete coatings and seals. Our epoxy coating options will provide an added layer of sturdiness to protect your flooring from impact, chemical stains, and more. If you are considering stamped concrete for your pool deck or patio, then consider our slip-proof coatings to keep everyone safe. If you are ready to see why thousands have been interested in stamped concrete, Then give us a call at (770) 580-2700 or contact us online. We look forward to helping you!