Concrete Flatwork: Colored, Stamped or Standard

Concrete Patios & Concrete Driveways

Like every other aspect of landscaping, concrete design and installation takes care, expertise, skill, vision, and a steady hand. With every client we work with, whether it’s a commercial or residential job, we apply the same attention to detail in the conception and creation of our work as if we were working on one of our own homes. Our goal is to help you design a beautiful space in your yard that captures your vision while providing the functionality that you desire.

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Stamped Concrete

The thing is, it’s hard to enjoy a space or walkway when its surface is uneven, soggy, or improperly-sized. This is where our team can make a profound difference.

We’ve been installing stamped concrete for years, but we understand that not everyone else is as familiar with it as we are! Here is a basic rundown of how stamped concrete is installed.

Why not make your castle the best it can be with concrete stamped to look like rock? All jokes aside, our expert team of concrete stampers is here to make your dreams come true. Contact us in Castle Rock to learn more about what we can do for you!

Colored Concrete

Whether you want the rich terracotta coloring of an Italian villa or the colors of natural slate, this is where that magic happens! We usually avoid applying color evenly because it makes for an awkward, fabricated look, which most people don’t want. Instead, we toss color powders onto the concrete. The powders chemically bond with the concrete and permanently stains it. No superfluous paint here! As the concrete dries, natural patterns form and that prepares the concrete for the next step.

Concrete shines in everything from gigantic villa driveways to simple poolside walkways, but its benefits don’t stop at your doorstep. Sure, concrete is beloved outside because it looks amazing while preventing slips, but it can also shine inside. You can coat it with epoxy and get a showroom garage, polish it up and cover it with lush rugs in your living room, or create a serene surface in the bathroom. This is a floor that will outlast every other floor in your home! When installed tastefully and carefully, concrete can be the perfect touch your home needs.

Poured Concrete
& Flatwork

In addition to colored and stamped concrete, we also provide high-quality driveways, sidewalks, regular concrete patios, walkways, and pathways. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate to show you every option available. Find out how concrete designs can augment your usable yard space and create beautiful outdoor areas on your property!

Concrete Landscaping

While it’s easy to find a landscaper who can plant up nice flowers and trees for you, finding a team who can take a lumpy patio or walkway and turn it into a beautiful, long-lasting magic carpet of concrete is no easy feat. The great news is, you just found Castle Rock’s A-Team when it comes to concrete – both decorative and architectural. We deliver concrete work as gorgeous as expensive pavers (and probably longer-lasting).

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Stamped Concrete & Flatwork FAQs

WHAT IS STAMPED CONCRETE?

It’s normal concrete that is ‘stamped’ to provide the appearance of natural stone, brick, flagstone, or modern flatwork.

WHAT IS STAMPED CONCRETE?

It’s normal concrete that is ‘stamped’ to provide the appearance of natural stone, brick, flagstone, or modern flatwork.

HOW MUCH DOES STAMPED CONCRETE COST?

IT LOOKS EXPENSIVE WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK.

In its pure form, concrete has an industrial, clean look that catches people’s attention. However, it can be stamped, colored, and tweaked for results that people will notice. In fact, concrete can be incredibly luxurious. Turn to concrete, and you can transform your spaces and have budget left over when you’re done! Those are results anyone will love.

When you have experts handling your concrete, the process is effortless and the results delightful. Turn to RMPS Landscaping for installation you will love in Castle Rock!

HOW IS STAMPED CONCRETE MADE?

Stamped concrete and drab concrete start out the same way: forms and pouring. Depending on what we need to accomplish, we will carefully install a framework to contain the concrete on the ground called forms. Once the forms are approved and we’ve installed any necessary reinforcements, we’ll pour the concrete and smooth it with trowels or floating blades. This part of the process ensures that the aggregate is concealed and the surface is ready for the next step.

HOW DO YOU COLOR CONCRETE?

Whether you want the rich terracotta coloring of an Italian villa or the colors of natural slate, this is where that magic happens! We usually avoid applying color evenly because it makes for an awkward, fabricated look, which most people don’t want. Instead, we toss color powders onto the concrete. The powders chemically bond with the concrete and permanently stains it. No superfluous paint here! As the concrete dries, natural patterns form and that prepares the concrete for the next step.

WHAT IS ACID STAIN CONCRETE?

We mentioned color up above, and we just had to emphasize the incredible possibilities. We can use acid to stain your concrete a bunch of different colors, so whether you want to go natural or you’re after a uniquely artistic design, concrete can give you the stunning results you want. Just thinking about the possibilities makes us excited, and we would love to work on your design with you!

DO YOU DO INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CONCRETE?

Concrete shines in everything from gigantic villa driveways to simple poolside walkways, but its benefits don’t stop at your doorstep. Sure, concrete is beloved outside because it looks amazing while preventing slips, but it can also shine inside. You can coat it with epoxy and get a showroom garage, polish it up and cover it with lush rugs in your living room, or create a serene surface in the bathroom. This is a floor that will outlast every other floor in your home! When installed tastefully and carefully, concrete can be the perfect touch your home needs.

HOW DO YOU SEAL CONCRETE?

While the stained concrete is still wet, we will lay down a grid of stamp pads on it. The stamps will create an incredible surface with just enough random depth variations to trick the mind into thinking these are real stones. However, we aren’t done yet!

HOW IS STAMPED CONCRETE MADE?

Stamped concrete and drab concrete start out the same way: forms and pouring. Depending on what we need to accomplish, we will carefully install a framework to contain the concrete on the ground called forms. Once the forms are approved and we’ve installed any necessary reinforcements, we’ll pour the concrete and smooth it with trowels or floating blades. This part of the process ensures that the aggregate is concealed and the surface is ready for the next step.

WHAT STYLES CAN MY CONCRETE BE?

Many people think “concrete” and immediately picture drab warehouse floors. However, concrete can do far more than that. Stamped concrete can mimic any stonework imaginable, whether it’s bricks, pavers, or flagstone. It can be a huge array of different colors as well, making each stamped “paver” look completely natural. If you want to go the other direction and create artistic designs, concrete can do that, too. When you work with our team, the sky’s truly the limit.

HOW DO YOU INSTALL CONCRETE?

While our team can install pavers, we absolutely love installing concrete. Why? Because it can work with any design, especially curved spaces.  We basically install forms, which can have any curves, corners, or other shapes you want, and the concrete fills them. Just like that, you’ve got a design unlike any other. Compare this easy process to painstakingly grinding individual pavers, and you’ll see how much time and money concrete can save you.

Many people don’t realize just how great curves can be in the yard, especially in gardens or entertaining spaces. Curves provide a relaxed, comfortable, adventurous feel to any space, and are generally more inviting. Leave those right corners behind and get wild with concrete!

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE STAMPED CONCRETE?

You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to creating your dream patio, pool deck, or garden walkway. Why should you choose stamped concrete instead of pavers? Here are just a few reasons why people find stamped concrete to be a no-brainer.

HOW DO YOU INSTALL CONCRETE?

While our team can install pavers, we absolutely love installing concrete. Why? Because it can work with any design, especially curved spaces.  We basically install forms, which can have any curves, corners, or other shapes you want, and the concrete fills them. Just like that, you’ve got a design unlike any other. Compare this easy process to painstakingly grinding individual pavers, and you’ll see how much time and money concrete can save you.

Many people don’t realize just how great curves can be in the yard, especially in gardens or entertaining spaces. Curves provide a relaxed, comfortable, adventurous feel to any space, and are generally more inviting. Leave those right corners behind and get wild with concrete!

WILL STAMPED & STAINED CONCRETE CRACK SOONER?

We all know that concrete of any type will crack. Stained or stamped concrete will not crack any sooner than any other type of concrete. Why? Because a surface treatment isn’t what defines a concrete slab. Instead, the way the concrete is mixed and poured determines the way it will behave in the future. Weather is also an important consideration. The key is finding a great team to mix, pour, stamp, and stain your concrete in the first place. Contact us!

IS STAMPED & STAINED CONCRETE SLIPPERY?

We love concrete for all of its different surfaces. It can be anything from glass-glossy to rough as sandpaper, so depending on the finish you get, it can be really slick indeed. However, the easiest way to fix that is … to stamp it!

We can stamp your concrete to be anti-slip even in rain depending on which stamp we use. From pavers, flagstone, to brick, our properly-installed concrete surfaces are your best choice.

WILL DECORATIVE CONCRETE CHIP SOONER?

Some people see the concrete like a layer of paint that will chip off with wear and tear, but that’s not the case at all. The stain we install becomes part of the concrete itself instead of sitting on top of it. If you do see chipping, it is likely the sealer, and that is a very easy fix.

WILL STAINED CONCRETE FADE IN COLOR?

UV radiation affects everything from upholstery to paint. Concrete is included. However, it is extremely slow to show the effects of the sun. It’s just the nature of it. We also coat our concrete installations with UV-resistant sealer, and that slows any fading down even more.

DOES STAMPED & STAINED CONCRETE LOOK FAKE?

It is possible for anything to look fake if it isn’t installed right. There is concrete out there that has been badly stamped. However, that’s not what you’ll get from us.

Chances are good that, within the space of this week, you’ve walked on stamped concrete you thought was pavers or flagstone. We guarantee it. Well-done decorative concrete is just that great. We deliver results like these to customers all over Castle Rock, and we would love to do the same for you.