Stained Concrete and Stamped Concrete or imprinted Concrete seems to be the latest decorating craze. It is an inexpensive way to make your floors shine without spending a ton of money on flooring. If you are looking for a way to make your home or office stands out, then stained concrete floors or stamped concrete driveways or backyards are a touch of class to any home or office. From industrial looks with colored stained concrete to a warm and inviting home with lots of natural stone, the stamped concrete is an excellent touch.
Stamped concrete or imprinted concrete looks best in an outdoor environment. From driveways to backyards, stamped concrete is an excellent solution. Have you ever driven down a street and take notice of a house with all the stone work around it? It stands out above the rest. A great addition to that home is a stamped concrete driveway. I remember when I bought our track home, I didn’t want the standard white concrete driveway like everyone else. My home was covered in natural stone from the home builder and the only way to make this house complete was to add a stamped concrete driveway. The cool part is I was able to choose the color of the concrete. That’s right, concrete now comes in a variety of colors. They set the driveway just as they would pour concrete for a normal white driveway, the only difference is the concrete came in a brown stained color. Once the concrete was poured, the guys went over it with a large heavy metal stamp that made an imprint in the stained concrete, turning a flat brown driveway into a work of art.
Stained concrete is becoming more and more popular as the industrial look is becoming more and more popular. There are also several breweries and restaurants that have adopted this style of flooring and they can be very basic concrete floors with a stained epoxy on top to a very elaborate stain designed look, finishing the flooring almost in a faux finish or shine to it. Many Breweries in North County San Diego as well as restaurants all over Orange County and San Diego have adopted the industrial stained concrete look. The stained concrete is usually less expensive than adding hard wood floors for example, but don’t be fooled, the more detailed and intricate the work is, the more expensive it gets.
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