Stamped concrete patios look beautiful in any style home. Not only are they attractive and able to mimic the look of other materials, but they are much easier to maintain over their lifetime. That means more time enjoying barbecues, parties, and family relaxation.
In this post we’ll talk about three stamped concrete patio ideas that will enhance your home and stand the test of time:
- Brick Stamped Concrete
- Stone Stamped Concrete
- Wood Stamped Concrete
- Bonus Tip: Consider Geometric Slabs
Brick Stamped Concrete
Did you know that you can have your concrete patio stamped to look just like it was assembled from individual bricks? Especially when the concrete is stained red, you’ll be amazed how authentic your patio looks. And best of all, you’ll never need to worry about cracked grout or weeds growing through your slab.
You don’t need to opt for the classic brick look. For an old world style, consider a sepia-toned stain that forms geometric spirals or arcs. Or for a contemporary look, choose a gray tone with very minimal texture.
Stone Stamped Concrete
The irregularity of stone shapes always captures the eye. However, they can also be uneven and jagged which can make walking on them uncomfortable or even unsafe. Stone stamped concrete provides all the aesthetics of natural stone with the control of concrete.
The variety of stone stamps is enormous. You can opt for a stronger, larger pattern to truly capture the feel of rock. Or if you’re looking to achieve a subtle texture, consider a neutral slate pattern. Stone stamped concrete will fit into any style home. Your most important consideration will be the stain, which can vary from warm traditional tones to striking monochromes.
Wood Stamped Concrete
Wooden patios are notoriously difficult to maintain. Especially in the Pacific Northwest, your patio needs to be waterproof and weather proof. Wood stamped slabs provide exactly that with the same gorgeous grain as natural wood.
To mimic the style of real stained wood, consider a rich brown color. The color can even vary in hues of brown to capture the variable colors of wood. Or for a modern home, think of dark solid colors such as java, charcoal, or even black. These will make great accents to your furniture or the geometric design of the patio itself.
Bonus Tip: Consider Geometric Slabs
Breaking up your patio into several geometric squares or rectangles will achieve a truly modern style. This will allow the green of your grass or landscaping to continue into your porch creating a seamless yard. Combined with the stamped concrete of your choice, this combination is sure to impress!