In the past, imprinted concrete was
usually limited to a mason scoring a
flagstone-like design  freehand,
embedding sticks, leaves, and even
coffee cans. They pressed them into
the surface to achieve the desired
effect.

Today, the leading edge of concrete
is a process called stamping.  This
process involves "stamping" or
"impressing" three dimensional
patterns into the concrete.  Special
stamping tools are used to complete
the process.  Stamping is done on
either freshly poured concrete or on
an existing slab that has had a  
polymer enhanced, fiber reinforced
layer of concrete bonded to it.

When the stamping is complete, the
concrete is then sealed. Which in
turn, highlights the colors and
provides greater stain and weather
resistance.
The result is a surface that combines
the beauty of masonry with the
durability of concrete!
Some on the most common patterns include,
but are not limited to: slate, wood,
brick,random stone, cobblestone, tile,
flagstone, coquina and many more.
Stamped Concrete
(850) 251-3400