ConcreteNetwork.com explores five budget-friendly ways to add beauty and design to new concrete surfaces using decorative concrete stamps.

/EINPresswire.com/While decorative stamped concrete can have the look of expensive natural stone; it doesn’t have to break the bank. www.ConcreteNetwork.com has come up with five budget-friendly ideas for getting that expensive natural stone look through stamped concrete techniques, while keeping within budget.

Concrete stamps have long been offered by decorative concrete contractors, and continue to grow in popularity as consumers look for budget-conscious ways to beautify their properties. By allowing consumers to create custom concrete patios, pool decks, walkways and more, concrete stamping can impart the look of natural stone, slate, flagstone, brick and other materials, and can remain budget-friendly.

While more intricate, over-the-top stamp designs can raise the cost of installation, the site offers five creative ways to cut costs without cutting design or product quality. These stamped concrete ideas help consumers and concrete contractors choose the best stamped concrete applications for the project and budget at hand.

Consumers will learn how to:
1.Capitalize on concrete’s ability to be poured into any shape.
2.Incorporate elegant border designs.
3.Keep color simple.
4.Use sawcuts and texture to give 3-dimensional looks.
5.Expand the stamped area without raising cost.

Visit the site for full details on these money-saving tips for home projects. And for more resources covering stamped concrete paving options and design ideas, visit www.LandscapingNetwork.com.

Article photo courtesy of Richardson’s Concrete Effects in Carmichael, CA.

About ConcreteNetwork.com
Established in 1999, www.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 The Concrete Network website in 2010 to research, get ideas, find concrete products, and to find a contractor.

The site connects buyers with local concrete contractors through its Find a Contractor service throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by more than 20 types of decorative concrete work. Through its Find Concrete Products service, the site provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete manufacturers throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as local decorative concrete supply stores.

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