Understanding the Differences Between Stamped and Textured Concrete
When deciding on which type of concrete to go with for your concrete floors, one of the most common dilemmas is choosing between stamped and textured concrete.
Both of these options allow you to create unique and eye-catching floors. However, deciding on which choice is right for you can be a challenging task.
If you’re trying to decide between stamped and textured concrete, you first need to understand the differences between them.
Stamped concrete is created by using pre-formed models or molds in order to imprint a pattern (or stamp it) into the concrete’s surface before it sets. The result is a surface that is made up of repeating ‘sections’ of design. Stamped concrete can help replicate the look of natural stone, rock, brick, wood, and more on your concrete floors.
Textured concrete is created by laying a design into the concrete before it dries. While stamped concrete uses pre-formed models, textured concrete relies on the skills of the flooring professionals creating the pattern. Textured concrete offers a wide variety of pattern options that can be used for your floors.
These include broom finishes, slate patterns, rock textures, swirl patterns, and more. In fact, there is an endless number of possibilities to what you can create with textured concrete – you’re only limited by your imagination and the skill of your concrete contractor.
Just like stamped concrete, you can also create textured the replicate the look of more expensive flooring materials, including stone and wood. You can also create a textured concrete finish that is custom-made and utterly unique to your needs, helping create flooring that truly stands out.
Regardless of whether you choose to opt for stamped or textured concrete, it is essential to remember to hire a concrete professional to help you get the finished product you are looking for. Hiring a professional means that you don’t need to worry about time-consuming mistakes or figuring out how to use products that are new to you.
If you’re looking to personalize your concrete floors, contact Xpedite Coatings at (713)365-0444 today – we can get you started with a quick quote and guide you through any questions that you may have!