Stamped concrete versus interlocking stone
How does one choose between stamped concrete and interlocking stone when it comes to building or renovating a deck, patio, walkway or driveway? Both boast strength and longevity, but also come with some inconveniences. Let’s take a look at these products in terms of both style and substance.
What is stamped concrete and when should you opt for it?
Though stamped concrete has been around for decades, it’s evolved into a highly design-inspired and adaptable product. It has an array of creative applications that are visually stunning like these eclectic design selections available at Coastal Concrete serving Vancouver, Burnaby, South Surrey and White Rock, a reliable source for all your stamped concrete needs. Compared to simple concrete applications, stamped concrete can run a little higher in cost, but the end result in terms of esthetic appeal and adaptability of design, truly makes it a versatile, long-lasting and budget-conscious choice. Please visit our Stamped Concrete Gallery.
How does interlocking stone compare to stamped concrete?
If properly applied, interlocking stone is durable and resistant to wear. Interlocking stone comes in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes but isn’t as versatile in its styles and applications. Nonetheless, the ease of installment and minimal repair work required when stones inevitably shift or chip, makes this product a solid choice for a low-maintenance product with good curb appeal. However, that value’s also reflected in its higher cost due to the amount of manual labour required to place each individual stone.
Your vision will determine the best choice
If you want quick installation, ease of maintenance and durability, interlocking stones are a good choice. On the other hand, if you’re looking to create a long winding walkway, a curved patio that perfectly borders your in-ground pool, or some other feature that has an irregular shape, then the quality, creativity and longevity of stamped concrete is for you. It might not be as easy to remove or repair once installed, so do make sure you always have it properly placed by competent professionals, like the team at Coastal Concrete.
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