How Long Does Stamped Concrete Last?
Concrete is easily the most popular building material primarily due to its affordability, toughness, and durability. It is already versatile as it is, but concrete has become more flexible thanks to modern technology and innovation. Stamped concrete, for example, can imitate the patterns and textures of even high-end material such as wood, slate, brick, and more. You probably have a lot of questions, so continue reading to learn more about stamped concrete. If you have any specific questions or concerns, or if you are ready to schedule your stamped concrete resurfacing, then call Artistic Concrete Designs and speak with a courteous representative today. We are always happy to help.
What Is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is structurally identical to concrete as it uses the same materials. The difference is in the details. The major difference between standard concrete and stamped concrete is a stamp is pressed on the surface of the concrete as it’s slightly dry. Stamped concrete imitates the texture and patterns of high-quality flooring options such as slate, flagstone, brick, cobblestone, wood, and more.
How Long Does It Last?
Stamped concrete uses the same materials as standard concrete, so you can expect the same lifespan of about 25 years. As you can guess, the life expectancy also depends on the installation and maintenance. Obviously, a professional installation followed by routine maintenance and regular cleaning is going to get the most out of your stamped concrete’s service life.
If you are choosing Artistic Concrete Designs as your stamped concrete installer, then rest assured you are getting premier installation services. Our concrete contractors have the necessary experience and equipment to properly set the foundation and install the stamped concrete to last.
Proper installation is not enough for optimal life expectancy though. You have got to make sure to clean oil, chemical, or paint spills as soon as possible. Keep your eye out for cracks so that you can fill them or repair them quickly.
Consider Some of Our Sealants and Coatings
Concrete is tough and resilient as it is but adding an extra layer of protection won’t hurt. If you want additional fortification for your stamped concrete, then consider some of our concrete sealants and coatings. Artistic Concrete Designs offers a wide variety of products to increase the concrete’s durability and resistance against water damage, UV rays, abrasion, chemicals, and high impact. We even have products that offer slip-resistant – great for around the pool, patio, and even walkways.
Don’t forget to re-seal you concrete as the products do wear off. Still, it’s better to have the sealant wear out than to have the concrete itself wear out. Call Artistic Concrete Designs to learn more about our many products.
Are you interested in installing stamped concrete at your property? Maybe you already have stamped concrete and want a concrete replacement or resurfacing. In any case, Artistic Concrete Designs is your source for all things concrete.