Term: Stamped concrete
History and Evolution of Stamped Concrete
– Ancient Romans used basic concrete stamping techniques.
– Concrete companies stamped their names and years on public works projects.
– Concrete manufacturers started experimenting with decorative techniques in the 1890s.
– Brad Bowman developed techniques for concrete that resembled non-concrete materials.
– Bill Stegmeier discovered a color powder that prevented stamps from sticking to concrete.
– The Fascinating History of Stamped Concrete.
– A Brief History Of Decorative Concrete.
– HISTORY OF DECORATIVE CONCRETE.
Modern Techniques of Stamped Concrete
– Stamped concrete is a less expensive alternative to authentic materials.
– Three procedures distinguish modern stamped concrete: base color, accent color, and stamping a pattern.
– Base color is chosen to reflect the color of the natural building material.
– Accent color is used to produce texture and show additional building materials.
– Stamping a pattern creates the shape of the surface of the stamped concrete.
– Stamped Concrete: How to Stamp Concrete.
Adding Color to Stamped Concrete
– Base color is the primary color used in stamped concrete.
– Color hardener is added to the concrete to produce the base color.
– Integral color dyes the entire volume of concrete, while cast-on color dyes the surface.
– Concrete can be colored using various methods, such as integral liquid or powder.
– Dry shake color hardener is another popular way to color concrete.
– Adding accent color.
– Color release is applied to produce texture and prevent stamps from sticking.
– Color release can be in powdered or liquid form.
– Cast-on color release is spread on the surface of the concrete before stamping.
– Spray-on color release is sprayed on the bottom of the concrete stamps before stamping.
Stamping Patterns in Stamped Concrete
– Pattern is the shape of the surface of the stamped concrete.
– Concrete stamps are used to make the pattern.
– Most modern concrete stamps are made of polyurethane.
– Concrete stamping is made to look like ordinary building products.
– Stamped concrete can resemble flagstone, brick, and natural stone textures.
Additional Resources and Categories
– See also: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stamped concrete, Brutalist architecture, Concrete, Decorative concrete, Where Britain’s wealthiest live.
– References: City of Walla Walla, Washington City Commission Chambers city clerk records of Tribou & Blackman Co. bid, Sidewalk Contractor Stamps: Take a Walk Back in Time.
– Stamped Concrete: Costs.
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Stamped concrete is concrete that has been imprinted, or that is patterned, textured, or embossed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, or various other patterns and textures. The practice of stamping concrete for various purposes began with the ancient Romans. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, concrete was sometimes stamped with contractor names and years during public works projects, but by the late twentieth century the term "stamped concrete" came to refer primarily to decorative concrete produced with special modern techniques for use in patios, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and interior flooring.