Stencil and Stamped Concrete
Both stencil and stamped concrete surfaces can allow us to create a unique look for your indoor and outdoor floors. Stamped concrete is a procedure that essentially has to be done in wet cement. That’s not the case with stencil finishes. In stencil finishes what we are going to be doing is literally painting unique designs onto your existing concrete surface. This is something that can be done with relative ease. Especially when we have designs that have already been drawn up. It’s actually a much more simple procedure than most people would realize.
Can You Add A Stamped Concrete Finish On An Existing Surface?
The best moment to be able to create a stamped concrete finish is when you are pouring the concrete the first time around. It’s going to be easier to essentially stamp went cement and make sure that it sticks. When we are dealing with an existing concrete surface we are going to need to add a layer of concrete. Which is part of what we do in some of our resurfacing procedures. We don’t want to always recommend a stamped concrete finish. It all really depends on how effectively we are going to be able to resurface the area.
Contrary to what we just talked about with stamped concrete a stencil finish can be a great option for an existing concrete surface. Especially if you are going to be making an effort to make sure you are able to even and smoothen out the existing concrete surface. We are going to be able to create all sorts of unique designs relatively easily. If you want to know more about exactly how we create these designs read along to some of the next paragraphs.
How We Style Stencil Finishes
Do you have a particular linear design that you want us to add to your floors? It can be something as simple as adding lines to make your existing concrete floor look just like a tile floor. At the same time, we could basically imprint any type of drawing that you could come up with. What we are going to do is print out a design and just paint over it to the point where the design on the page is going to be left imprinted on the floor. It really is as simple as it sounds. Granted we use specific types of paper for the procedure. Yet, we can potentially print anything that you would want to have on your floors.
Is It Better To Stencil Or Stamp Concrete?
We don’t really see the point in putting these two methods against each other. Each of them could have positive outcomes without a doubt. Stenciling is a much less complicated procedure. Which can be applied to all sorts of concrete surfaces. If you are just getting started pouring the concrete though, stamped concrete can emerge as a very interesting option as well. We couldn’t really choose one or the other.