Should You Install Stamped Concrete Or Brick Pavers At Your Business?

Do you have an outdoor area at your business that you are looking to renovate due to the old concrete that is not looking so good? If so, you may be debating between using stamped concrete or brick pavers. Here is what you need to know about these two options that look very similar to each other. 

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete works by using a pattern that is pressed on top of the poured concrete surface to give the appearance of natural stones. There are plenty of stamp options that you can pick from, and your decorative concrete contractor will likely give you a catalog of options that are available to you. 

Color is then added to the concrete surface to give it some variation so that it is not all a solid color. However, the color is only on the surface of the concrete rather than being through the entire slab. While the color does hold up for a long time, it can wear off eventually. 

A huge benefit of using stamped concrete is how quick it is to install. The additional work used to apply the stamp to the surface goes fast and doesn't add much time to the installation process. This also makes stamped concrete affordable due to the lower labor costs involved with the stamping process. 

Brick Pavers

One of the things that people like about using brick pavers is that there is a wide variety of stones and colors that can be used to make up the surface. It leads to potentially endless possibilities when it comes to creating a design that you love. However, it can be difficult to come up with an idea on your own on how to make it come together in a visually appealing way.

The installation process of brick pavers is going to be much more labor intensive than stamped concrete. This is because each stone must be installed individually. The increased labor hours will increase the cost of using brick pavers, so make sure it is in your budget.

A big advantage of brick pavers is that they are easy to repair in the future. If a brick becomes cracked, you can remove that individual brick and put a new one in its place. This is quite different from stamped concrete, which makes it difficult to fix cracks due to it being a solid slab. 

Reach out to a ​​commercial decorative concrete contractor for more information.