Stamped concrete is pattern stamped in fresh just poured concrete.
Stamped Concrete Overlay is used upon cured pre-existing concrete.
The process of installing stamped concrete consists of pressing molds or rolling a stamper into the concrete before it has hardened . Color is achieved by using Dry Shakes or Color Hardeners, Powder or Liquid Releases, Integral Colors or Acid Stains. Complex designs incorporating steps, courtyards, and fountains can be achieved when patterns are pressed into the concrete. Stamped concrete can also be blended with other decorative concrete elements such as exposed aggregate finishes and acid-etch staining,
The process of installing a stamped concrete overlay is applying a thin layer of acrylic cement on the surface of the existing concrete then stamping it with large rubber stamps to leave a design
of the stamp upon the surface. The acrylic cement is then stained to any color and clear sealed.It can be designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood.