When you hear the words 'concrete patio,' you probably picture a no-muss, no-fuss *boring* old slab of light-gray stone, but stamped concrete is a different story. Quickly becoming one of the most popular types of hardscape ,material, stamped concrete lets you pull off a big-buck look without the big-buck cost. It's durable, easy to instal, free of cracks for grass or weeds to grow through, and it's surprisingly customizable. Check out these gorgeous stamped concrete patio ideas for a little inspiration, and before you know it you'll be designing one of your very own, and calling MasterInConcrete to help you realize your dream. Pictured above is one of the most popular stamped concrete patterns around, and if you didn't know better, you probably wouldn't realize that it's concrete! Inspired by natural, fractured stone, this random interlocking design gives viewers the impression that they're looking at painstakingly-laid stone tiles. In reality, it's a stamped concrete pattern that's achieved with three imprinting tools. The tools create broken edges and rounded corners that give the appearance of authentic, hand-cut stone.
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MastersInConcrete offers stamped patterns and concrete stains that mimic the grain and finish of natural wood. Wood patterned stamping tools feature beveled edges that create the effect of individual wood flooring planks. When it comes to withstanding the tests of time and weather, your faux-wood stamped concrete patio is certainly a superior option. Long after the wood planks will have rotted, your concrete will be intact.
This is not grind-and seal concrete. This is actual concrete, polished to a fine shine. There is nothing to peel off or flake. Maybe in 100 years, your great grandkids can call my great grandkids, and have the concrete repolished.