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Stamped Concrete Cost

Stamped concrete costs an average of $4,282 or anywhere bewteen $2,704 and $6,214. Contractors charge $8 to $28 per square foot, depending on the project size and design complexity. The average price of a stamped concrete patio is $2,600, while driveways are about $11,520. For a walkway, expect to pay around $3,600. An interior floor in one room is typically $5,760.  

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Typical Range $2,704 - $6,214
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Stamped Concrete Cost Per Square Foot

Many contractors charge $8 to $28 per square foot, which covers labor and materials. If itemized, materials are usually up to $1,000 while the rest of the bill goes to covering labor. Most projects need at least 3.5 cubic feet of concrete plus color additives. Beyond materials, the complexity of the design drives up the price the most.

Price Range of Stamped Concrete by Design Complexity
DesignCost Per Square Foot
Single color$8 - $10
Basic stamp in a single color$10 - $15
Simple two-tone pattern with a border$12 - $18
Two patterns in multiple colors$15 - $20
Complex design with hand-tooled accents$18 - $28

Stamped Concrete Price

When itemized, materials are over $1,000. This includes 3.5 cubic feet of concrete for a total of $640. The remainder goes toward buying all the needed chemicals and tools.

Average Cost to Stamp Concrete

Stamping concrete is a time-intensive project that usually costs $1,120 to $3,060 for labor. The total covers 32 to 36 hours of work at $35 to $85 per hour. If you need to have the area excavated, then expect the labor total to increase by 50%.

Stamped Concrete Patterns Cost

When using simple stamps to cover the entire surface, basic designs costs $8 to $15 per square foot. Adding a border in a different pattern raises the price to $12 to $18 per square foot. If the design needs hand-tooled accents, expect to pay $18 to $28 per square foot.

No matter how complex you want to make the design, there are many different stamp styles to consider, such as:

  • Cobblestone: This random interlocking pattern looks like cobblestones with rounded corners and irregular edges. The appearance resembles hand-cut stones that have been worn down.
  • Yorkstone: The interlocking surface texture is similar to fractured stone. It has a weathered appearance with rough corners and edges.
  • Fractured Slate: Another random interlocking pattern, the natural texture features straight edges and squared corners. It provides a very clean finish.
  • Fractured Earth: As an embossing skin, this is a large stamp that covers a wide area and needs hand scoring to finish. The look resembles ancient, compact ground with natural cracks.
  • Fractured Slate (Embossing Skin): While the interlocking pattern for fractured slate offers a squared-off tile look, the embossing skin gives the appearance of a huge, single piece of slate. It can actually make a small area look bigger.
  • Riverstone: This embossing skin has a busy but pleasing look. It replicates the appearance of stone that running water has smoothed out over the years.
  • Ashler Stone: This is a random interlocking pattern with sharp edges and square corners. The surface texture is similar to split stone. It has a nice hand-worked look.
  • Cobblestone Sorrento: This is similar to the random interlocking cobblestone, but the “stones” are uniform in size and evenly spaced in a stair-step pattern. It has rounded corners and irregular edges to create a hand-cut look.
  • Natural Stone Rock Garden: This gives the appearance of inlaid garden stones in various shapes and sizes. The surface texture is smooth and flat. Plus, it has rounded edges for a very warm look.
  • Sandstone: This is a random interlocking pattern that gives a natural, rough finish with rounded and worn edges. Similar to the rock garden pattern, but the stones are larger.
  • Limestone European Fan: A very eye catching pattern, the “stones” fan out in attractive sprays. Rounded corners and irregular edges give a hand-chiseled appearance.

Colored Stamped Concrete Cost

Single color designs are $8 to $10 per square foot. If you add a stamp, then it is $10 to $15 per square foot. For concrete with two-tone designs featuring a border, expect to pay $12 to $18 for each square foot. When you need multiple colors, the square footage price could reach $15 to $20.

Wood Stamped Concrete Cost

Since wood stamped concrete uses multiple tones to create realistic wood grain, this design costs $15 to $28 per square foot. At the upper end of the range, you can have minute details added by hand, such as nail heads in the boards. Wood stamps look like pine boards that have been lightly sand-blasted and finished with beveled edges. The higher price is well worth it since you get the appearance of natural wood with the durability of concrete.

Stained & Stamped Concrete Cost

Stained and stamped concrete costs $10 to $28 per square foot. Basic designs in one color are $10 to $15 for each square foot, while complex multi-color finishes are up to $28 per square foot. Complex designs cost a lot more due to the amount of time and effort they take.

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Stamped Concrete Patio Cost

Patios cost anywhere from $8 to $28 per square foot when made using stamped concrete. A 12-foot by 12-foot patio costs $1,160 to $4,040, while larger 16-foot by 20-foot patios are $2,560 to $8,960.

Beyond size, the complexity of the design has the biggest impact on the price:

  • Basic: $8-$12 per square foot. Usually has one pattern and a single color. A common look is single-colored cobblestone or flagstone. What makes it “basic” is that the mold is just picked up and moved from section to section.
  • Intermediate: $12-$18 per square foot and has two or three colors with a contrasting border. Patterns for a repeated design are often harder to spot since two stamps of the same design could have different colored “stone.” Plus, they often interlock in multiple ways.
  • Complex: $18-$28 per square foot, depending on the size of the area and the complexity of the design. Use if you want that natural look complete with hand-stained variations in the “stone". Elaborate designs such as borders, compasses and other saw-cut designs create a very elegant finish.

Stamped Concrete Cost Estimator

Patio SizeTotal Price
10’x10’$800 - $2,800
12’x12’$1,160 - $4,040
12’x16’$1,540 - $5,380
16’x20’$2,560 - $8,960
20’x20’$3,200 - $11,200

Cost of Stamped Concrete Patio Steps

Stamped patio concrete steps cost $275 to $325. Although this adds to the project total, it creates a truly cohesive design.

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Stamped Concrete Driveway Cost

At the average size of 16-feet by 40-feet, a driveway costs $5,120 to $17,920 or $11,520 on average. The higher cost reflects the enormous space spanning 640 square feet. Contractors usually have to bring in multiple laborers to complete the design before the surface dries, especially for complex pieces.

Stamped Concrete Walkway Cost

For a 2-foot by 50-foot walkway, you will pay $800 to $2,800. This price range covers all the different basic, intermediate and complex designs. The total will go up if you want to make the pathway longer or wider.

Cost to Install Stamped Concrete Sidewalk

Expect to pay $1,600 to $5,600 for a 200 square foot sidewalk. Most stamped concrete sidewalks cost $3,600 on average, though longer paths or complex designs are more expensive.

Stamped Concrete Flooring Cost

For a 320 square foot living room, stamped concrete floors cost $2,560 to $8,960. Expect to pay $5,760 on average. The total depends on the design and colors you choose.

Decorative Concrete Basement Floor Cost

If you want decorative concrete basement floors, expect to pay $5,600 to $19,600 or $12,600 on average. This price covers 700 square feet in a basic to complex design. For bigger spaces, you will need to pay more, especially if your installer cannot complete the project in smaller sections.

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Stamped Patio Pros & Cons

Stamped concrete comes with all the benefits of standard concrete while providing a more attractive finish. One of the biggest benefits is its longevity. With proper maintenance and cleaning, the surface can last for decades.

Routine maintenance usually involves sweeping the surface, cleaning it with a special concrete cleaner and applying sealant every two to five years. Many people find that adding this finish in key locations can also increase home values.

There are also a couple drawbacks to consider. The coloring used can fade over time, especially in sunny or snowy areas. If you live in a place prone to regular freeze-thaw cycles, the concrete could crack, leading to costly repairs.

Patio Material Price Comparison

MaterialCost Per Square Foot
Regular poured concrete$3-$20
Brushed cement$8-$16
Stamped concrete$8-$28
Exposed aggregate$10-$14
Paver blocks$8-$25
Flagstone$15-$30
Brick$14-$20
Natural stone$17-$28

Cost of Stamped Concrete vs. Regular Poured

For a patio made from regular poured concrete, expect to pay $6 to $12 per square foot. This is $2 to $16 less per square foot than a stamped finish since it takes less time and effort. Contractors just have to level the regular concrete surface after pouring to complete the job.

Stamped Concrete vs. Paver Patio

Paver patios are $13 to $20 per square foot, depending on the block design you choose. Price difference between pavers and stamped concrete comes down to materials. Simple 7-inch by 3.5-inch blocks are $450 per pallet, while 18-inch by 18-inch pavers are closer to $1,000 for each pallet. For either option, the pallet of blocks can cover 100 square feet.

Flagstone Patio vs. Integral Colored Concrete

Since their material costs are largely the same as paver blocks, flagstone patios are also $13 to $20 per square foot. Only high-end designs cost more due to the labor that goes into them. For basic designs, stamped concrete is cheaper than flagstone since the material costs are lower.

Stamped vs. Exposed Aggregate

Exposed aggregate finishes cost $10 to $14 per square foot. This style costs less than stamped designs since it does not need as much work. Concrete contractors just add decorative gravel to the wet cement, then remove the upper layer to expose the stones.

Versus Brushed Cement

Brushed cement needs minimal finish work as well, so it only costs $8 to $16 per square foot. Contractors pour regular concrete in the forms, level it all off, and then brush the surface to create the desired finish.

DIY Pressed Concrete Patio Installation Cost vs. Hiring a Pro

You must complete stamped concrete patio designs quickly and precisely to achieve the best results. For that reason, it is almost always a good idea to hire a concrete contractor near you. The only exception is if you have direct experience completing this type of project and the tools to get the job done right.

FAQs

What is stamped concrete and is it expensive?

Stamped concrete refers to the process of decorating concrete after the installer pours it into the forms. Professional landscaping and patio companies use the same type of concrete used in driveways and other projects. Its decorative finish is often meant to resemble the look of other building materials, such as brick, tile and wood.

At $8 per square foot, basic designs are less expensive than paver blocks, brick and slate. Complex designs can hit $28 per square foot, however, putting its price well above all other material options.

How much are Stampcrete prices?

Stampcrete has over 28 different stamp styles available at $150 to $440 apiece. They also sell their stamps in sets for $700 to $2,000, depending on the design. Their wood plank and slate stamps cost the most, while cobblestone and brick designs are the cheapest.

How much does it cost to seal stamped concrete?

Sealing stamped concrete costs $0.13 to $0.20 per square foot. The total depends on the sealant type you choose. A water-based elastomeric sealer is the cheapest and creates a smooth appearance. Acrylic costs the most since it makes the surface look wet at all times. At the middle range, you can find a water-based clearcoat that creates a natural finish.

How much does stamped concrete overlay cost?

A decorative overlay costs $7 to $12 per square foot. Most 100 square foot projects are $700 to $1,200. An overlay is a great option for existing surfaces you want to refinish. You can cut in a design, add multiple colors and polish it up to create your ideal finish.

How long does stamped concrete last?

When installed by a skilled stamped concrete expert near you, the surface should remain in good condition for up to 25 years. You will also need to have the surface resealed every two to five years to protect your investment.

How much does a stamped concrete wall cost?

A stamped concrete wall costs $1,670 to $4,200, depending on its size, design complexity and color scheme. A basic single color, repeating design on a 150 square foot wall is $1,670 to $2,280. A multi-color, hand-carved design on a 200 square foot wall is $3,490 to $4,200. The bulk of the expense covers labor and tool costs since materials are only $300 to $450.

How much does concrete edging cost?

To cover the cost of concrete edging, expect to pay $350 to $2,900. Most projects are $700 to $1,700, depending on the size of the space and difficulty of installation. If you use pre-formed blocks, it will cost $2 to $3 per square foot for materials, while poured concrete is $4 to $5 for each square foot.

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