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Concrete Patterns & Textures
Benefits of Concrete Patios
Protect and Maintain Your

Concrete Patio

Answers to Common Questions About

If you own a patio in Rochester, NY, or are thinking of installing one, you may have questions such as:

  • "How many types of concrete patio patterns, textures, styles, and finishes are there to choose from?"

  • "What are some of the benefits having a concrete patio?"

  • "How can I protect my concrete patio from our harsh Rochester, NY, winters?"

Rochester, NY, concrete patio contractors at Gruttadaurio Masonry and their concrete sealing, resurfacing, and restoration division, Concrete Doc+, have the answers you're looking for and the skill and artistry to create the outdoor living space of your dreams (not to mention the envy of all your neighbors). Read on for facts about concrete patios you might want to know about before making any final design decisions. There are so many options!

Will You Choose a Stamped Concrete Pattern or Texture for Your

Decisions, Decisions.

Gruttadaurio Masonry, experts in concrete patio design in the Rochester, NY, area, offers several types of finishes for your outdoor living space. Whether you choose a stamped concrete pattern, stamped concrete texture, or a hand-crafted textured finish, you can feel confident that your patio will be meticulously, and artfully crafted. Below are three options that we offer for your overall concrete patio look.

Option 1: Stamped Concrete Patterns

Stamped concrete, which is also referred to as decorative concrete, involves using special stamp forms that are pressed into wet concrete. Stamped concrete aims to mimic other materials such as stone, brick, wood, and many more—at a fraction of the cost if you had used these materials. And because you can choose from so many integral base colors and accent colors, you can match your outside decor, your home's decor, or your own personal taste. 


Gruttadaurio Masonry uses an easy 3-Step Stamped Concrete Design Process which makes it fun to create the outdoor living space of your dreams. Take a look at our stamp patterns and textures below. After you've got some ideas of the type of concrete patio you're interested in, refer to our concrete base colors, and stamped concrete accent colors and start having some fun. If you're ready to have us give you a free estimate, or if you're having trouble deciding on a patio design, contact our concrete patio experts and we'll be happy to help with design recommendations.

Stamped Concrete Pattern Choices

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Stamped Concrete Patio Examples
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Stamped Concrete Patio with patio furniture

Gilpin's Falls Stamped Concrete Patio


This stamp is Gilpin's Falls with a Harvest Wheat base color and Walnut used as an accent color.


Concrete Patio in Rochester, NY, with Gray Wooden Plank Stamp Design

Gilpin's Falls Stamped Concrete Patio


This stamp is 12" Wood Plan with a Gull Gray base color and a Storm Gray used as an accent color.


This stamp is 12" Wood Plan with a Gull Gray base color and a Storm Gray used as an accent color.


Stamped concrete patio with dining furniture

Heavy Stone Stamped Concrete Patio


This stamp is Heavy Stone Texture with a Sunset Beige base color and Walnut used as an accent color.


Stamped concrete patio with 2 lawn chairs and outdoor rug

Majestic Ashlar Stamped Concrete Patio


This patio used an integral concrete color called Smoke with a Cape Cod Gray accent color.


Heavy Stone Concrete Stamped Patio

Heavy Stone Stamped Concrete Patio


This stamp is Heavy Stone texture with a Gull Gray base color and Storm Gray used as an accent color.


Exposed aggregate concrete patio

Exposed Aggregate Concrete Patio


This patio is an example of a fine exposed aggregate surface. The top layer of concrete paste is washed away to expose fine natural stones.

Option 2: Stamped Textures 

Many homeowners like the look of large spans of texture for their concrete patio, rather than a repetitive pattern. With so many integral base colors and accent/antiquing colors, using a texture stamp for your patio allows you to customize your patio look to match your home decor or individual style. Below are the textured stamps that we offer at Gruttadaurio Masonry.

Option 3: Hand-Textured Concrete 

Broom Finish Concrete Patios

Contractors began creating broom finished surfaces on concrete as a practical matter—to give smooth concrete some traction so that surfaces wouldn’t get too slippery. But, the end result also had to be aesthetically pleasing. Broom finished concrete is still a go-to solution for homeowners who are looking for an affordable surface method for concrete patios, sidewalks, and especially concrete swimming pool decks. Brooming concrete is not that much different from sweeping the floor with a broom. Contractors skillfully push or pull a broom across the concrete while the concrete is still soft. The finished design will depend on how soon the brooming is done, the texture of the bristles, and how wet the concrete surface is.

Sponge Finish Concrete Patios

Other popular textured concrete surfaces that are also great for traction include a sponge finish. A sponge finish is basically what it sounds like. While the concrete is wet, a sponge is pressed into surface and the contractor artistically creates a pattern. 

Exposed Aggregate Concrete Patios

Exposed aggregate concrete is another type of textured patio and pool deck finish. It is also a favorite of homeowners who have indoor swimming pools because it gives comfortable traction when water spills on concrete pool decks. When the concrete is wet, the top layer of cement paste is removed, which reveals the coarse decorate aggregate beneath. The exposed natural stones within the cement show their natural rich colors and offer superior traction. You can choose between fine aggregate and coarse aggregate finishes depending on the look you're trying to achieve. Check out our Blog article to learn more about exposed aggregate finishes.

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Hand-Textured Concrete Patio Examples
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Broom Finished Concrete Patio

Broom Finish Concrete Patio


This broom finished patio uses Smoke as an integral base color and was sealed to protect the surface.


Concrete patio and boulder wall

Sponge Finish Concrete Patio


This patio and adjacent pool deck with a natural boulder sitting wall. The surface was given a sponge texture and was sealed to protect it.


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Exposed Aggregate Concrete Patio & Pool Deck


An integral base color of Salt Marsh Gray was used on this pool deck and patio and was sealed after hardened.

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Hand-Textured Concrete Finish


This traditional concrete patio finish  is called a broom finish because we use a broom dragged over wet concrete to create the texture.


Closeup of stamped concrete patio with heavy stone texture stamp

Stamped Concrete Textured Finish


This stamp used is Italian Slate texture. The concrete base color is Gull Gray and the top accent color is called Deep Charcoal.


Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Exposed Aggregate Textured Finish


This concrete patio has been texturized by washing away the top layer of concrete paste to expose the interesting natural stone underneath.


Concrete Patios are Durable and Long-Lasting

A poured concrete patio is very durable and will last for many years if taken care of properly. Gruttadaurio Masonry adds reinforcing which makes our patios much strong. If you're having a hard time deciding whether or not to create a patio using stamped concrete vs. paver, our blog article is a must-read. And, to learn more benefits of choosing stamped concrete for your patio or pool deck, read this informative article.


Stamped Concrete Patios Offer Great Design Options

The number of concrete stamps, textures, and colors that are available means that you are unlimited in how many design options there are. It’s easy to create a customized patio that will perfectly match or complement your chosen color scheme for your garden or home. Let your creativity go wild by mixing and matching colors and patterns. Your new concrete patio can be created to look like natural stone, wood, brick, or other materials.

Concrete Patio Costs are Affordable

Concrete patios are a cost-effective design option than many other patio materials. And if you opt for stamped concrete, the end result is much more affordable than using the actual materials it aims to mimic. You'll enjoy a high-end look at an affordable price. 

Concrete Patios are Easy to Maintain

Sealing: Concrete should be sealed every few years to protect your investment by helping to prevent damage from our harsh winters, fading from ultraviolet rays of the sun, and staining. Having a concrete professional, like Concrete Doc+, seal your patio is the best way to add beauty and longevity to your outdoor living space. 

Cleaning: During the months when there is no snow or ice, ongoing maintenance for your concrete patio take minimal effort. Sweep or blow away leaves, cut grass, and other natural debris, and hose off any spills or stuck-on leaves. Occasionally, a good cleaning using a broom with some soapy water or with a power washer is recommended.

How to Prepare and Maintain Your

for Rochester, NY's Harsh Weather

Protect Your Concrete Patio from Ice

Protecting your outdoor concrete patio floor from ice accumulation is important with our brutal Rochester, NY, winters. Although you should use a deicing type of product or sand, it's important to avoid using deicers than contain salt, which can cause damage to your concrete patio surface. If you must use salt on nearby sidewalks or driveways, use it sparingly.


Prevent Snow Buildup on Your Concrete Patio

It is recommended that you do not allow snow to accumulate on your patio surface. You can do this by carefully shoveling it with a shovel, or remove the snow with a broom if possible. And make sure that you keep any drainage systems clear so that water does not pool on the patio surface.

Protective Sealer Should be Applied Every Few Years

To prevent your concrete patio from damage due to snow, ice, or the freeze-thaw cycles we experience in Upstate New York, Concrete Doc+ will professionally seal your patio every few years, which will help protect it.

Protect Your Investment

Your outdoor living area is an extension of your home. If you want to protect your investment, call on the specialist for sealing concrete patios in Rochester, NY. Concrete Doc+, a division of Gruttadaurio Masonry, specialize in restoring and rejuvenating outdoor concrete patios including walkways, sidewalks, and driveways.

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