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Stamped and Stenciled: Concrete Styles for Home or Work

Chicago Concrete - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Installing a fresh, custom concrete floor for your home or office can be exciting. From choosing textures to creating a custom design, there are tons of tools on the market today to help you achieve the ultimate concrete floor design for your space.

Stamping and stenciling are two popular techniques for flipping that concrete floor from humdrum to hot. Both offer their own unique advantages when it comes to smoothing out that sleek look. Here are a few key differences between the two techniques:

  • Stamping concrete involves the use of polyurethane stamp mats, while stenciling concrete involves the use of disposable paper stencils.
  • Stenciled concrete results in more realistic-looking mortar joints than stamped concrete joints do.
  • Stenciled concrete provides for a slightly flatter floor that enables furniture to sit a bit more evenly indoors.
  • Stenciled concrete offers superior slip resistance, but stenciling is relatively easier to apply.

Both of these methods have been around for a long time—at least a few decades—and are great techniques for making your home more inviting and awe-inspiring in their own ways.

Both stamping and stenciling are great techniques for replicating a brick, slate or natural stone look at a much less expensive cost than what actually installing those products would run you.

No matter what you’re looking to do for your concrete floor, you’ll have tons of options for customizing your new or existing floor so you can get just the look you want, no compromising.

Interested in sprucing up your flooring options? Request a quote today to see what Chicago Decorative Concrete can do for your floor.


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