textured concrete


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Old 03-04-04, 10:31 AM
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textured concrete

Can anyone give me some info regarding doing textured concrete. I don't know if this is the correct name, but I believe it's created by putting what looks like a rubbery stamp on top of the wet concrete and pressing it down so that the concrete will look like stone, etc. (That's as much as I know.) I saw some recently that had the dye in the concrete and it looked very good! I want to do it myself, so I'm looking for instructions.

Part 2: I have walkways on the side and in back of my house that I would like to pave. I'm guessing that the concrete that looks like stone would be much cheaper than stone, in terms of material costs. Any opinions appreciated.

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Old 03-04-04, 07:09 PM
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This is referred to as stamping concrete. A tedious job that is difficult for the homeowner to complete before the concrete sets, unless you are pouring and stamping small sections at a time.
 
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Old 03-04-04, 08:59 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

Actually, as you mentioned, I would do small sections at a time since it would just be walkways. Do you have any info or links describing the process?

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Old 03-04-04, 09:43 PM
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to do it on your own, you need a release, at least 2 or 3 mats, and mat pounder. you also need to understand concrete finishing to know when you should be stamping it.

I would advise against doing it yourself if you have not seen how much work it actually is.
 
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Old 03-08-04, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm still looking for some background on "stamping" concrete, so if anyone actually knows of a book or some links on the web, I would really appreciate it!

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