One great alternative to decorative stamped concrete, that still allows for flexible design options, is stenciled concrete. Stenciling uses disposable paper stencils to impart brick or stone patterns in fresh concrete, instead of rubber stamps. Because the stencils mask off the underlying surface, they leave behind realistic “mortar joints” the color of the gray concrete base. By applying a dry-shake color hardener to the exposed concrete before stencil removal, you’ll get the appearance of individual stones or bricks that have been mortared together. Stencils for concrete come in a wide array of patterns, ranging from running-bond brick to stone, slate and tile.
If you would like a free estimate or more information about stenciled concrete pool decks in Waterford, MI, and surrounding areas, call Mazza Company Concrete at (248) 625-3305 today!