It is true that the kitchen and bathrooms are the two rooms that offer a great return on your investment. However, curb appeal and first impressions are also a great way to add value! Stamped concrete will make your home stand out in the housing market. Even if you do not plan to sell your home in the near future stamped concrete can be a great way to enjoy your outdoor living space. There are a lot of concrete workers out there and just because they have poured concrete does not mean that they are experienced in the proper stamping. The following offers some of the advantages and disadvantages of stamped concrete…
Walkways and Patios Add To The Curb Appeal Of Your Home
Walkways and patios give your home the sparkle it needs to attract potential buyers. Stamped concrete requires less maintenance than brick or tile. It is also a big improvement over gravel paths. It is hard to estimate the exact value of curb appeal but some estimate the stamped concrete can add 15% value to your home. A welcoming front yard and living space in the backyard can make potential buyers think of your house as their home.
Advantages of Stamped Concrete
By imprinting patterns in freshly placed concrete, you can achieve the high-end look of stone or brick pavement-and often at a lower cost. Stamped concrete, often called textured or imprinted concrete, replicates stones, such as slate and flagstone, tile, brick, and even wood. The wide variety of patterns and color choices make it popular for beautifying your walkways and patios. Whether you are constructing a patio, walkway, or even a driveway, concrete can be stamped with all manner of patterns and designs. Other than stone or brick you can choose unique whimsical options, like leaves or colorful tiles. Additionally, it’s an affordable paving option that requires less maintenance than other materials.
Disadvantages of Stamped Concrete
Although stamped concrete may be simple to clean and requires no maintenance to retain its patterned appearance, one of its major disadvantages is that it lacks durability compared to other finished surfaces. Colored concrete can fade over time. Many patterns can leave a depression on the surface. And you must remember patterned stamped concrete does not have the same look or feel like stone or brick. Installing stamped concrete is best left to the professionals.
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