There are a variety of ways to add pattern to the surface of concrete. The most commonly used technique is concrete stamping. Stamped concrete is popular because it replicates both the pattern and texture of stone, brick and even wood. Often, the pattern imprinted on the surface of new concrete is so realistic that guests to your home will not even recognize that it is actually concrete.
Other Patterns & Textures
Stamping is not the only method for adding pattern to concrete. Stenciling is another option, as well as decorative sawcuts. Decorative sawcuts are made by hand and are most often straight lines arranged in pleasing patterns. Diamonds and squares are the most popular sawcut patterns, but circles, curves and complex designs are also possible. Ask your contractor for ideas for sawcutting patterns into your concrete.