Imprinted concrete is “regular” concrete, but the concrete is colored and imprinted to look like natural stone, brick, tile, slate, etc.
You’ll be surprised! There are literally thousands of color and pattern combinations to choose from – see our color and pattern charts. Come to our office and checkout the samples, if you don’t see something you like, please ask!
It’s always tough to give exact numbers that cover all situations, but here are some basic price ranges that cover many common residential patio, pool deck, and driveway projects. Stamped concrete is typically $16.50 - $20.50 per square foot… pavers are typically $25 - $30 per square foot … slate or flagstone is typically $25 - $40 per square foot, installed.
Sorry, we specialize in architectural concrete hardscape. Our thumbs are not green, unless the concrete is green.
Good question. “Toss On” color is a term for one technique to apply the base color on imprinted concrete. Using this technique, more commonly called “Surface Color Hardener” the color is broadcast on the top surface of the plastic concrete and worked in using a wood float. The alternative technique is to mix the color into the concrete while in the truck. There are many advantages and disadvantages to both, we choose the correct option for the proven results.
Nearly all concrete cracks. The goal is to control the cracking using industry-proven methods and practices that include, proper base preparation, use of steel reinforcement, proper water/cement ratio of the concrete, and correct placement of control joints.
Imprinted Concrete is typically the most cost-effective decorative surface requiring the least maintenance. Yes, pavers can create a beautiful surface, but most often is more expensive and requires more maintenance. Colored and imprinted concrete provides the structural strength of concrete, with the appearance of natural masonry.
Grouted imprinted Concrete has the grout lines in the imprinted pattern grouted to create a more natural look. To grout imprinted concrete is to place a special cement mixture into the grout lines (grooves between what appear to be stones in the imprinted pattern) of the imprinted concrete. This process is done after the imprinted concrete is placed, Grouting is typically an upgrade but is the “ultimate” in creating an authentic and natural stone look. Don’t worry, this grout doesn’t need any maintenance beyond the regular maintenance of your stamped concrete.