You enjoy having coffee every morning on your patio and inviting family and friends over for get-togethers on the weekend. However, you are not as thrilled with the way your outdoor living space looks. While the concrete is still in excellent condition minus a few surface imperfections, it lacks personality. Thanks to stamped concrete overlays, you can change both the appearance and functionality of your outdoor patio.
What Is Stamped Concrete?
This type of decorative concrete overlay creates a patterned, textured, or embossed appearance that perfectly resembles other materials, such as stone, wood, brick, slate, and flagstone. Although you can transform different rooms in your house, stamped concrete is an excellent way to bring life back to your outdoor living space. In fact, you can continue the trend by updating a walkway, pool deck, and other areas in the backyard.
Benefits of Stamped Concrete
When you consider the lengthy list of benefits that stamped concrete overlays provide, you will see why this has become a popular choice for patio updates. As mentioned, you can completely change the appearance of your patio by using patterns, textures, and embellishments. However, you can also select from a myriad of colors.
With all these benefits combined, you will have a stunning place to relax and entertain:
- Stamped concrete helps hide surface imperfections. In fact, it uses them as part of the overall look. Small cracks and pits virtually disappear.
- You will also discover that this decorative concrete overlay reduces long-term care and maintenance. Once sealed, cleaning requires nothing more than spraying off the surface with the garden hose. For stubborn dirt and stains, you can use a commercial cleaner recommended by the manufacturer.
- With a continuous , sealed surface, you never have to worry about shifting or loosening pieces as you would with pavers.
- The installer can create a slip-resistant surface, which reduces the risk of someone accidentally falling and sustaining an injury.