Stamped Concrete, Denver

Stamped concrete Denver

By imprinting patterns in freshly placed concrete, you can achieve the
high-end look of stone or brick pavement-and often at a lower cost

Pattern and Color Options

Stamped Concrete Color Chart

Stamped concrete is often colored using dust-on concrete color hardeners. Dry color pigments are spread over the surface of the newly poured concrete before the stamping process begins. Some of the most popular colors are Venetian Pink, Steadman Buff, Platinum Gray, Dark Red, Walnut, and Slate Gray. Decorative concrete contractors often combine these colors using different color tones on each texture pattern to create one of a kind concrete patios, pool decks, driveways, and walkways.

Two of the most popular methods for coloring newly placed concrete areintegral coloring admixtures and dry-shake color hardeners. Both infuse concrete with rich, long-lasting, fade-resistant color, and in the case of color hardeners, even improve surface hardness and durability. Stamped concrete contractors often use one or both of these coloring mediums to produce a backdrop for contrasting accent or antiquing colors, such as pigmented powdered or liquid release agents, possibly supplemented bychemical stains or tints. This layering of color is what enables contractors to produce such natural tonal replications.

Colors schemes for stamped concrete are often selected to blend with other architectural elements of the home or the natural surroundings. Subtle earth-tone shades are popular for outdoor pavements, but concrete can also be the canvas for bolder, more vivid color schemes. Dyes and newer acrylic-based stains are available in vibrant tones such as red, yellow, orange and cobalt blue. More decorative contractors are using these products to rev up their color palettes.

Patterns and Designs: Stamping concrete to create the look of stone, tile, and other popular designs
Color Chart: Coloring options for imprinted concrete

Comparison Chart: Stamped Concrete versus Other Paving Materials
Why decorative concrete delivers great value Instead of traditional masonry pavers for flatwork and pedestrian areas, more theme parks are using stamped concrete because of reduced long-term maintenance and care. Over time, pavers often become loose or they settle, resulting in tripping hazards. Replacing existing pavers with new ones can create undesirable aesthetics because the colors rarely match.

The decorative concrete advantage:
No more loose or settled pavers that require resetting or replacement.
The elimination of tripping hazards that increase liability for parks and resorts.
Stamped concrete is safe, easy to maintain, and has a long service life.

Where to use stamp concrete?

Porches and Entries
Pool decks
Stairs and Steps
Theme Parks

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