Concrete is the most popular choice of material when it comes to driveways and patios. However, one big drawback that has always been there regarding concrete is the fact that it is not exactly aesthetically pleasing to look at, and this ends up causing a lot of people to shy away from concrete, and start opting for other materials instead. In some situations, even if they do use concrete, they have wood, brick or some other material laid on top of it in order to make it look better, an endeavor which costs a lot of money.
Thankfully, stamped concrete is now the answer to your ways. Stamped concrete can be best described as decorative concrete. It is essentially concrete on which texturing, stamping, embossing are done in order to make the concrete resemble bricks, wood, tile, stone, slate wood, and other surfaces. It might seem impossible to believe that concrete can be made to resemble and have the finishing of other materials, but the end result is actually very hyper-realistic, and you can look it up yourself right now to confirm it.
Now, if we look at it in terms of pricing, then, of course, using this kind of concrete and technique will be more expensive than just laying down a standard foundation of concrete. However, the price tends to vary depending on who your contractor is, how much area needs to be covered, and the complexity and work that is required to recreate your choice of design.
The price might seem like a setback, but it is actually a major advantage. Stamped concrete will allow you to be able to have a solid concrete foundation, and at the same time, it can still look very pleasing to the eye. So, if you really think about it, it is worth the extra money.