Monday, March 7, 2016

Stamped concrete popularity

Each year Stamped Concrete becomes more and more popular for patio installations.
In years past, only brick, and flagstone and pavers were considered "household terms". Over the past few years, Stamped Concrete now joins the list of common patio types that most all homeowners have heard of.

Most homeowners have likely heard of stamped concrete, or have friends or family that now have stamped concrete, so they have a better understanding of what it looks like.

Stamped Concrete has come a long way over the past 10 years. There are over 50 colors to pick from and many dozens of stamp patterns to pick from.

There are also upgraded "fancy" features available for those interested such as grout and hand detailing to make the Stamped Concrete look even more convincing and more realistic. (See photo below)

Give us a call anytime with question, or if you would like to setup an appointment to learn more about Stamped Concrete.

Salzano Custom Concrete

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Concrete can look like wood?

Did you know that concrete can look like wood?

For some customers having a floor or patio look like wood, but made out of concrete is very appealing. Customers can have the warmth and style of wood, but not worry about splinters, or water damage, or warping, etc...

See some attached photos of projects we have done where we make concrete look like wood. Some are patio spaces, some basement floors, some vertical wall features, etc...

Salzano Custom Concrete

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stamped Concrete vs Pavers

We do installations of both stamped concrete and pavers.
I personally go on 300-400 sales calls each year to discuss new patios and other hardscape projects with customers. One of the most frequent questions is regarding stamped concrete vs pavers.

Which is better?
Which is cheaper?
Which looks better?
Which has less maintenance?

If you go online and lookup "stamped concrete vs pavers" it is very unfortunate what you find ... list after list after list of paver companies misrepresenting the comparison. It is an easy list to sway any direction you want. If you install only stamped concrete, its easy to make stamped concrete look like the best choice. If you are a paver installer, your lists will make stamped concrete look horrible.

Please, if you are writing such a list or reading these lists, be sure you understand the right information.

The best way to get accurate information is to find a company (like us ..) that installs both. We don't have any interest in trying to persuade you from one into the other. We prefer to "put all the bad news on the table" and let you decide.

Salzano Custom Concrete
pavers vs stamped concrete