How Stamped Concrete can be a Better Alternative to Wood and Other Patio Materials

Longevity and reliability as well as low building costs are the main concerns for the majority of homeowners when having a patio built. This is due to the rising cost of materials along with labor, which translates into enormous spending and that too for a relatively average-sized patio.

A Better, Low-Cost Alternative

Searching for a better, lower-costing alternative can lead to confusion, especially if you don’t know which material is best suited to the application. Fortunately, there is one material that always comes through in terms of cost and durability, and that is concrete.

Stamped concrete in particular, is very well suited to patio building, since not only is it very strong and long-lasting, but it is also quite versatile. When compared to other common patio building materials, stamped concrete is especially advantageous, since it does not have many of the weaknesses which other materials possess.

Durability and Color Retention

It is true that natural conditions such as consistently unsuitable weather and air pollution can damage and deface even the strongest building material. This can be seen is some of the strongest buildings in the world, including some of the wonders of the world; massive structures with supposedly ageless construction material that has discolored over time.

Stamped concrete, although not infallible, has a considerably stronger color retention capability compared to wood. When you consider that good quality wood costs almost twice as much as stamped concrete, it becomes clear as to which material you should build your patio with.

Complete Concrete of Oklahoma is a sister company of Everything Outdoors of Tulsa.  On the web, they can be reached at  We provide free estimates for a variety of Tulsa concrete projects to include driveways, walkways, slabs, and much more.