Benefits of Stamped Concrete
People in Bellingham, and across the country, choose stamped concrete for many different reasons. Check out these benefits to see if stamped concrete is the right option for your property:
- Nearly unlimited customization options
- Requires minimal maintenance
- Conserves resources through concrete's green benefits
- Doesn't require resetting or replacement like pavers
- Better slip resistance than other paving materials (especially important in rainy Seattle)
- Lasts longer than most paving surfaces
- Has less tripping hazards than other paving options
Popular Stamped Concrete Colors in Bellingham
One of the best things about stamped concrete is that it can be colored in nearly any shade imaginable. However, in Bellingham, earth tones are popular because they are most realistic and blend well with a variety of architectural styles. Browns and tans are the most common stamped concrete colors in the area, with gray and terra cotta following close behind. Stamping contractors in the Bellingham area will be able to help you select a color, many will even do a mock up so you can be sure of your decision. When picking a color for your stamped patio or driveway, consider the existing color scheme of your home's exterior. You can either match a color as closely as possible or pick something that contrasts nicely. Keep in mind that multiple colors and application techniques can be combined to create the perfect shade.
Bellingham Stamped Concrete Patterns
Another way stamped concrete can be customized is with various patterns. There are a number of options available that mimic brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood. You can choose from stamps that look like they have grout lines or seamless texture skins that impart consistent texture across an entire area. Many people in Bellingham pick seamless texture skins because they help areas appear larger and more open, which is nice when you're in the city and limited on space. Some people combine multiple patterns for a unique look, while others use stamped concrete in conjunction with other decorative treatments such as exposed aggregate.
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