How much does stamped concrete cost?
While the cost of stamped concrete will typically exceed that of bare concrete or asphalt, it is much cheaper than installing flagstone, brick, natural stone, or even precast pavers. The main driving factor in this is because all of those other materials are incredibly labor-intensive to install. Contractors find it much more economical to pour a concrete pad and then apply a stamp pattern that replicates and mimics any natural texture or surface. Also, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider when comparing prices between methods and materials such as:
Is stamped concrete cheaper than concrete pavers?
Concrete pavers are very labor-intensive and time-consuming material to install. Typically pavers will cost anywhere between $4-20 per square foot to install. Stamped concrete is less expensive per square foot in many cases and can be installed much quicker than pavers, which lowers the overall cost.
Stamped concrete is very versatile.
Stamped concrete is a contractor's go to method when trying to mimic a natural texture without spending the big bucks that it typically takes to install. Stamped concrete can replicate and mimic any natural material that one would typically see installed on a project. Stamped concrete can mimic bricks, pavers, natural stone, flagstone, and even wood. Combined with the right colors, there is hardly any difference between the real material and the stamped concrete. On average stamped concrete will cost between $12-18 per square foot to install.