Stamped concrete is a concrete that has been imprinted with a surface pattern. This pattern is achieved by pouring slab concrete, and then pressing the pattern in to the surface. The process is most commonly used to mimic the appearance of other surfaces. For example; brick, flagstone, tile, slate, cobblestone and wood can all be convincingly mirrored through the use of stamped concrete. To add to the faux appearance, concrete can be dyed a wide range of colors.
Stamped concrete delivers similar design effects at a fraction of the cost compared to alternative materials. Most natural stone materials are expensive to install. With the near-identical look of stamped concrete, the savings can be significant.