Stamped concrete is concrete that is patterned and/or textured or embossed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, and various other patterns and textures. Stamped concrete is commonly used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and interior flooring. The ability of stamped concrete to resemble other building materials makes stamped concrete a less expensive alternative to using those other authentic materials such as stone, slate or brick.
There are three procedures used in stamped concrete which separate it from other concrete procedures; the addition of a base color, the addition of an accent color, and stamping a pattern into the concrete. These three procedures provide stamped concrete with a color and shape similar to the natural building material. It also is longer-lasting than paved stone, and still resembles the look.
Slab might be the cheapest solid patio option, but it looks very rough and raw and cheap.
Stamped concrete is a step above because its not much more expensive than just a regular concrete slab but looks a million times better.
Customize the look in terms of the Pattern and Stain for a bunch of different interesting combinations.
Relatively inexpensive compared to other options
Attractive and versatile – many patterns and stain for many different final styles
Durable and Easy to maintain – Concrete is easy to clean, won’t shift and etc
Get a high end result without the high end price.