Walkways, patios, entryways and other hardscape features are a great way to make your commercial property stand out from the pack. They give your tenants and visitors places to walk around and relax, and can also increase the value of your property. If you’re having a hardscaping project done as part of your property’s spring rejuvenation, the question of which material to use will arise. Two of the most popular options are stamped concrete and pavers. Here’s a brief look at the similarities and differences of each material.
This material is poured concrete which is then stamped to make it look like some other material. Textured rubber panels of various sizes are placed over the concrete to create this look. Stamped concrete can replicate brick, tile, slate, and flagstone, among other materials. In addition, it can be imprinted with a pattern, making this option very customizable and a cost-effective way to add the look of brick or slate to your hardscaping. Entryways are a perfect place to use stamped concrete because it creates a striking visual effect on your guests.
On the other hand, pavers come in different shapes and colors and consist of individual pieces that interlock. This allows for a wide range of design and pattern options. Pavers are usually more durable than stamped concrete and can withstand weather changes without cracking. When pavers do end up getting damaged, they are much easier to repair. For instance, when stamped concrete hardscaping needs to be repaired, it is difficult to match the pattern and color of the rest of the concrete and the contractor will end up having to jackhammer the area. Pavers require only the removal and replacement of the affected singular units.
Which is Better?
One style isn’t necessarily any better than the other. The choice will really come down to your personal preference. If you want a material that will involve minimal maintenance, pavers might be the better option. On the other hand, if you value the aesthetic more than maintenance considerations, you might decide to use stamped concrete.
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