Stamped Concrete Designs Denver
ABOVE, This stamped concrete patio was completed with traditional concrete and is not colored. The pattern is a slate brick style pattern from Solomon Colors or Brick Form.
In this video Denver Concrete Inc tears out an old concrete patio and replaces it with a stamped concrete slate stamp finish. This is traditional concrete and is not colored.
Once you have committed to stamped concrete for your concrete patio, driveway or sidewalk you will next to find the right pattern. There are so many different choices for stamped concrete designs Denver. It is basically going to come down to your choice in colors as well as stamp pattern.
Looking for stamped concrete patio designs Denver? We will be covering the actual patterns available as well as other ideas for borders and relief cuts in other posts.
As you might know, stamped concrete is the process of coloring concrete (with an integral concrete color) by actually dying the concrete mix. Before the stamp is applied, a "release" or hardener is applied to the surface of the concrete. This release offers a secondary color which gives the texture a more "realistic" look.
Stamped Concrete Designs Denver Stamps & Patterns
There are several variations of popular hardscapes patterns like brick, flagstone and slate to name a few. We obtain our stamps through Bobcat of the Rockies, Rocky Mountain Decorative Concrete as well as Rio Grande. All of the above retailers offer stamps and patterns from Butterfield or Solomon Colors (Brickform). Below is Butterfield Color Stamp Patterns and Accessories for stamped concrete. You can visit their page here as well.
Butterfield Stamp Patterns & Accessories for Stamped Concrete Designs
Butterfield also has a huge selection of colors. You can view this below or visit the page of their site with all concrete colors. Denver Concrete Inc offers customers color choices from both Butterfield as well as Solomon. For more information on the Solomon Color line, visit their page here.
Butterfield Concrete Colors (Integral Concrete Colorant)
You want to make certain that your contractor is going to be coloring the concrete mix. When we say color the concrete, we mean using an integral color for the concrete mix. Only coloring the surface with a concrete stain will make maintenance more difficult in the future. By coloring the concrete and then using a release, future restoration of the concrete patio is much easier. Our concrete experts strongly recommend the use of integral concrete colors when installing decorative concrete.
Selecting Colors for Your Stamped Concrete
Of course there are no rules when selecting colors for your stamped concrete patio, driveway or sidewalk. Most important is going to be deciding on what kind of finish you are looking for. This will help determine the colors you will choose. For example, you might consider different color combinations for a two-tone effect. At the end of the day the combinations for stamped concrete are literally endless. Stamped concrete is not just for colored concrete either! We have completed many stamped concrete projects on traditional colored concrete as well.
Stamped Concrete Designs Denver
Below are some examples of different stamped concrete patios, driveways, walkways and outdoor kitchens. Click on any of the images to get a larger version of that image along with an explanation of that picture.