As the temperatures are heating up, it’s time to take action in creating the patio you always dreamed of. The first step to any patio is going to be laying the foundation. The two most common options you may come across are stamped concrete or pavers.
How do you choose between the two? Each option comes with its own pros and cons but as professionals in stamped concrete installation in Ohio, we know the versatility and durability of concrete can take you much further than pavers ever could.
The Benefits of Stamped Concrete
Most of the time your estimate for a stamped concrete patio will come at about half the price of a paver patio. The price of material for pavers is higher on its own, not to mention shipping costs and the cost of additional labor for a longer installation process.
Stamped concrete will get you the same look of pavers at a fraction of the price.
Many times a paver patio is laid on top of the sand. This makes it more likely for shifting to happen which can lift pavers or cause them to sink. This introduces a tripping hazard. A stamped concrete patio will be finished with a non-slip sealer and once it’s set in place, there will be no shifting.
Pavers come in set standard colors. With stamped concrete the color options are endless. With concrete staining, you can be creative with the look of your patio with fun colors and designs.
Once you have chosen a paver style, you are stuck with the texture that is available. Stamped concrete, on the other hand, allows you to decide up to the moment of installation which texture you want including roman slate, different tiled appearance, a weathered wood look, or more!
Creating curved integral shapes and edges that are unique to your yard with concrete pavers is extremely hard to accomplish. Curved stairs or edges, on the other hand, are quite easily accomplished in stamped concrete.