If you want to make your concrete appear like real stone, pavement, or even brick then stamping concrete is the way to go. There will be a pattern made out of rubber pressed into the concrete to create an impression of brick or even natural stone. Besides manually stamping the concrete you can also purchase concrete that already incorporates a pattern, but some will look better than others – so shop around for something that you like and compliments your home. The best way to make the concrete seem like the real thing is to use your very own patterns when you are stamping the concrete. And the best part is the fact that you will be able to do this on your own.
1. Be Creative
When you want to stamp your concrete with a pattern, you can do anything you want, so be creative. You can go for any design that you want, which is pretty amazing, so go out and let your imagination run wild!
2. The Stamping
There is stamped concrete out there that look like it is legitimate brick or cobblestone. However, sometimes the stampers will take it too far, and it will be obvious that it is just concrete. Keep it straightforward and discreet and your concrete will appear like anything you want. You can also use anything you want as a stamp, instead of buying something purpose built, if you are on a budget.
3. Commercial Stamps
There is no doubt that it can be very fun to make your stamps and your patterns. You could also use just about anything and everything as a stamp as well, such as salvaged materials from a ceiling. However, it is important to keep in mind the risks. You can buy concrete stamps that are purpose built and these are made to provide excellent patterns and are easy to use. And a commercial stamp will leave an impression that is immaculate. But if you’re using your own stamp then it is possible to ruin your concrete, because it is not purpose built. So just keep that in mind.
So concrete stamping can take some skill, but when you want to take your concrete to the next level, then concrete stamping is the way to go.