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You may be wanting to spruce up your outdoor living space by adding a patio or walkway. Now you are wondering whether patio pavers or stamped concrete would be the best option for your lifestyle. Each option comes with their own set of advantages and disadvantages, so take your time choosing the best fit for your home…

Stamped Concrete

Advantages

If you are seeking a truly customized look, stamped concrete comes in an assortment of shapes, patterns, colors, and textures. When it comes to versatility, you will be shocked at all the ways concrete professionals can design your stamped concrete walkway– especially when compared to pavers. Stamped concrete is also more affordable than patio pavers. Of course the cost is dependent on the size of the project and the design choices you make, but in most cases it is cost efficient. What do other homeowners love about stamped concrete? It’s versatile look. If you are wanting your patio to look like stone, brick, or you have your own design in mind, skilled concrete professionals can create the look you want at a price you can afford.

Disadvantages

Those advantages may have sealed the deal but there are few things you must take into consideration. If your stamped concrete lacks texture, it can be quite slippery when wet. It is important that you make sure you have adequate texture to provide your space with adequate traction especially on rainy days– which we seem to have a lot of these days. If your patio were to become damaged, it is easier to replace pavers versus stamped concrete. DIYers can usually replace patio pavers, whereas you’ll have to hire a professional to repair your stamped concrete.

Patio Pavers

Advantages

While patio pavers are generally more expensive to install, they rarely crack since each individual paver can shift when forced under heavy weight. Pavers are sold in a wide range of shapes, colors, and patterns so your design options are still plentiful. Should your patio paver get damaged, they are easier to replace when compared to stamped concrete. If you are a do-it-yourself person, you can handle replacing pavers but stamped concrete which will require the help of a professional to get the job done the right way.

Disadvantages

Installing patio pavers is like solving a 1000 piece puzzle and should be installed by a professional. Individual patio pavers are both convenient and inconvenient all at the same time. They are less likely to crack but the surface can become uneven over time as the ground and pavers shift. This can be dangerous for small children or the elderly as it is a trip hazard. Another issue is sinking pavers, fixing them can be challenging and time consuming. You will need to add more filler between the pavers and work diligently to get them back to where they were. Pavers come in a variety of colors and styles, but the more extravagant the paver, the more expensive. Stamped concrete is cheaper as it is easier to get the look you want– concrete contractors simply stamp the surface with whichever look you choose.

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