One of the concerns we hear most frequently about stamped concrete is the homeowner’s ability to keep it clean. Some people believe that because stamped concrete can include patterns, indentations, and unsmooth surfaces, dirt and grime can quickly build up unless it is cleaned thoroughly and frequently.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, stamped concrete is just as easy to keep clean than traditional concrete or asphalt surfaces — if not easier!
The Truth about Stamped Concrete
Stamped concrete for driveways, patios, pool decks, or other areas of your home offer color, texture, and decorative elements. They offer uniqueness and individuality, especially in neighborhoods where there are only one or two different styles of house.
Installing stamped concrete in your backyard, side yard, or driveway can make your home uniquely yours, creating decorative style and class that distinguishes your property from all the others. And despite what some believe, stamped concrete isn’t difficult to keep clean. It’s actually very simple. In fact, nature will do most of the work for you!
Caring for Stamped Concrete
Like surfaces made of concrete or asphalt, rain does most of the work for you when it comes to keeping them clean. The occasional rainstorm will wash away surface dirt and debris leaving your stamped concrete clean and bright as the day it was installed.
And if there are accumulations of tracked dirt or debris, simple spraying with your garden hose is all it takes to get your stamped concrete back to perfect. Plus, unlike light-colored concrete, the patterns and surfaces of stamped concrete can help hide stains from spilled oils or other substances.
So if you are on the fence about stamped concrete because you’re concerned it will be hard to keep clean, stop worrying. Stamped concrete offers all the benefits of concrete and asphalt plus decoration, color, and texture for your home.