New Guide Reveals Stamped Concrete Out-Shines Conventional Paving Materials

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New guide available on ConcreteNetwork.com shows how the benefits of stamped concrete outweigh those of other popular paving materials like asphalt, natural stone and precast pavers. The guide reviews each material’s customizability, performance, maintenance, cost and more.

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Stamped concrete can be added to entryways to create more inviting curb appeal. Photo: Superstone Inc

When compared to three popular paving materials—asphalt, natural stone and precast pavers—stamped concrete is not only a viable alternative, but clearly out-shines it’s competition.

Considering building a new driveway or patio? Here are a few great reasons why stamped concrete is preferred amongst other conventional paving materials. ConcreteNetwork.com has published a new comparison guide revealing the many benefits of stamped concrete over more common materials like asphalt, natural stone and precast pavers for new hardscapes.

When compared to three popular paving materials—asphalt, natural stone and precast pavers—stamped concrete is not only a viable alternative, but clearly out-shines it’s competition. Using six industry standards to compare these products, this new comparison chart allows consumers to fully understand the many benefits decorative stamped concrete has to offer.

Its biggest advantage and consumer appeal comes from its design versatility. Concrete stamping offers unlimited options in color and patterns compared to the others. Its longevity and performance benefits are excellent, and its maintenance requirements are minimal. Installations are done at moderate pace, while its installation costs remain competitive to those of the other paving options explored.

Explore these and many other stamped concrete benefits. For more information and photos detailing the many advantages of choosing stamped concrete for upcoming projects, visit http://www.StampedConcrete.org.

Established in 1999, ConcreteNetwork.com educates consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications. These include stamped concrete, stained concrete, concrete countertops, polished concrete and much more. Over 12 million people visited Concrete Network in 2010 to research, get ideas and to find a contractor.

The site excels at connecting buyers with local concrete contractors through its Find a Contractor service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by more than 20 types of decorative concrete work in over 200 regional areas throughout North America.

Article photo courtesy of Superstone Inc in Opa-Locka, FL. Attached photo courtesy of The Concrete Impressionist in Brooklyn, NY.

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