Stamped Concrete Patios

Modern Stamped Concrete Styles

Beautiful finished back yard patio

Stamped Concrete patios

I’ll show our unique approach to the art of texturing stamped concrete in this concrete project analysis. Each project is really unique, because to the range of stamped concrete styles available, including slate, rough stone, and random stones patterns. Each project is customised to the owner’s requirements and created to the exacting standards of the work, in contrast to standard stamped mats, which may have incomplete pattern edges. As a result, no two projects using stamp concrete textures are identical.

Stamping a concrete patio
Freshly stamped concrete patio

By imprinting a texture or pattern onto wet concrete, stamped concrete is produced. A Job stamped with a rough stone texture will be saw-cut into a pattern in these photographs. Like regular concrete, stamped concrete slabs are poured, the the finish applied before the concrete final set. 

Patterned Concrete

Choosing a Pattern

As you can see, the homeowner picked a rather complex design, but we like a good challenge. Opa Locka is a repeating pattern comprised of small and large squares that are off set.

Stamped Patio to be grouted

We approach colours in a number of different ways. A  typical one colour style, added during loading at the concrete plant, which results in a stunning monotone effect . Also available are colour hardeners, which are often more brilliant and actually harden the surface as well as giving us the ability to create a more realistic look. Color hardener allows users to tint concrete in a variety of colours, which is particularly handy if you’re trying to replicate the appearance of natural stone. Various colours are used to get the desired effects in our images, as you can see in the examples below.

Close up of stamped concrete grouted patio
Delta Patio finished grouting

The ultimate impact of saw cutting the imprinted concrete is seen in these photographs. The grouting gives the stamped concrete authenticity, and the variety of hues adds visual interest. Our unique texture stamped concrete leaves the surface nicely textured and uniform throughout the slab, unlike many other patterns.

Stamped Concrete Patio to be saw cut
Stamped Concrete pattern close-up

Stamped Concrete Patio Grouting

This patio’s seven-color texture gives it an ultra-realistic natural rock appearance. It’s a bit busy in terms of colour before it’s sawed. When the saw cut pattern is finished and grouted, it seems to be a collection of multicoloured natural rock slabs, creating an appealing look. In addition, following the saw cuts, the concrete is grouted in the photographs. The owner selected an ashlar slate design, which was measured and fitted to properly suit the patio.

Grouting a patio in Delta
Grouting a concrete patio

Sealed Stamped Concrete

Sealing a concrete patio

Sealing decorative concrete is essential since it not only increases the colour but also protects it from stains. Concrete sealing concrete has a number of advantages and disadvantages, with the positives clearly outweighing the downsides. Sealing stamp concrete has the drawback of making the surface slippery and possibly dangerous when the slope is more than 5%. By softly brushing sand over recently finished concrete, the shine is lowered and the sealant is somewhat contoured, providing for better walking grip. Penetrating Sealer is a great concrete sealer for replicating natural stone 

Newly sealed acid washed patio in Delta
Delta Concrete finished patio

Acid Stained Stamped Concrete Patios

Acid staining is used to obtain this stunning coloration. Acid staining appears in a variety of hues, but they all have a brown, rusted appearance. When you texture concrete then stain it, you obtain a beautiful surface with a variety of tones of the main colors.

Stamping a concrete patio
Newly stamped concrete patio with borders in Delta

A rough stone texture was used to give this stamped concrete driveway a rustic look and feel. Due to the steep incline, we believed it would be a great option.
The driveway was divided into three three-foot portions; anything beyond that would interfere with the driveway’s light washed component.

stamped concrete driveway with light wash walk
Stamped Patio with exposed border

If you have a project in mind, we’d love to hear from you!