The stamped concrete patios and cobblestones are popular choices for the surfaces of the patios. The pavers are stones that are placed together or intercalated to a pattern on a flat area of the floor and then the edges are filled with sand. Stamped concrete tends to be more varied than the cobblestones. The mats used to make designs in concrete come in several different shapes and sizes and lighter versions can be used to give different textures and patterns to concrete.
Pavers and stamped concrete patios. However, stamped concrete can also be used for many applications such as edges of ponds, outdoor hallways, where the cobblestones cannot be used. This can be useful for homeowners who want to have another embossing pattern in different areas of the house or yard where it would be more difficult to use cobblestones.
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The main drawback of using stamped concrete patios pavers is compared with durability. The cobblestones are more flexible because they are not a solid surface, they can change the soil and resist small amounts of tension without damage. Furthermore, stamped concrete can crack easily with soil changes. This is why it is important to place the stamped concrete on a solid, level surface.