Is Stampcrete cheaper than pavers?

Is Stampcrete cheaper than pavers?

Stamped concrete is one of the most popular patio and deck materials worldwide. It is slightly cheaper than pavers and offers a variety of colors and patterns.

How do you pick a concrete patio color?

HOW TO PICK STAMPED CONCRETE COLORS. Stamped concrete colors are often selected to blend with other architectural elements of the home or the natural surroundings (see Which Decorative Concrete Style Is Right for Your Home). For outdoor pavements, you’ll generally want to stick with subtle earth tone shades.

Can Stampcrete be painted?

Manufacturers offer a wide variety of specially formulated paints for concrete surfaces. Stamped concrete tends to be more pocked than its smooth counterpart, so select a very high-quality masonry epoxy paint that fills small pores and spreads evenly. For floors, select the most durable oil-based paint you can buy.

Can you Stampcrete over existing concrete?

Fortunately, it is possible to place stamped concrete over existing concrete. Stamped concrete overlays are durable options for upgrading, repairing, and enhancing existing concrete.

What is the most popular color for stamped concrete?

Here are some of the most popular colors of stamped concrete:

  • Adobe buff.
  • Stone Gray.
  • Cappuccino.
  • Light Gray.
  • Terracotta.
  • Sun Buff.
  • Smokey Beige.
  • Cream Beige.

Can you Recolour imprinted concrete?

Yes it is totally possible to change the colour of your concrete. You would first need to remove the old sealer using the Stripping solution (link below), then apply the Solid colour stain.

How can I change the color of stamped concrete?


  1. Make sure the concrete is clean and dry.
  2. Find out if the concrete has been sealed.
  3. Decide what coloring products to use.
  4. Put samples down to determine the right color.
  5. Mix and apply the color with a sprayer, roller or brush.
  6. Allow to dry before walking on the concrete.

How long does concrete overlay last?

A concrete overlay takes time to apply and can be expensive, so it is vital to know a typical concrete overlay lifespan and the factors that impact how long it lasts. Concrete overlays typically last 10-15 years but can last up to 25+ years if well-applied and maintained.

What is a good size patio?

For comfortable entertaining, you need a minimum patio size of 550 square feet (51 square meters). For every person, you should set a space of 25 square feet (2.32 square meters). Therefore, if you want to have 50 people on your patio, the ideal space would be 1250 square feet (116.13 square meters).

What colour should concrete be?

By and large, concrete is not grey past the surface paste material which is usually around one millimetre in thickness. Once this fine surface layer is removed the true colour of concrete is usually exposed and most often can actually be a beige or oatmeal colour.