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Concrete Patio Finishes

Updated: Apr 2

3 kinds of concrete patio stamp patterns

Customize Your Concrete Patio Finish

Gruttadaurio Masonry serving the Greater Rochester, NY, area offers many concrete finishes for patios. Each one comes with its own style, texture, and pattern. Choosing the right combination of finish, pattern, texture, and color for your patio sounds like it might be a daunting task. But not when you have our experts to assist you if you need some concrete patio design help. Whether you’re resurfacing an outdated or worn concrete patio, or ready to have our team install a new one, you’ll need to know what options are available to you.

Gilpin's Fall Bridge Concrete Stamped Patio
Patio Using Gilpin's Falls Bridge Concrete Stamp


Textured Concrete Patios

Hand-textured concrete is a classic design choice among concrete finishes for patios. For many years, textures such as broom finish, sponged finish, and exposed aggregate finish have been popular especially for outdoor living spaces, and especially for concrete pool decks because they are slip resistant. If you’re interested in an exposed aggregate concrete finish, Gruttadaurio Masonry offers varying degrees of textures.


Examples of Hand-Textured Concrete Patio Finishes

Fast forward to today’s options, and you can now choose from many decorative stamped concrete textures as well. Stamped textures can be used in small or large patios when you prefer expansive areas of design instead of a repetitive pattern. These stamps create realistic textures based on common patio surface materials like slate, stone, and more. (Photos below.)

Examples of Stamped Concrete Textured Patio Finishes

Stamped Concrete Textured Patio with a Fire Pit and Patio Chairs
Patio and Fire Pit Area Using a Heavy Stone Textured Stamp

Decorative Patterned Stamped Concrete Patios

Stamped concrete, also known as decorative concrete, is one of the most popular finishes used in outdoor patios because it can mimic materials like natural slate, stone, and wood at a more economical price than using the real thing. And, stamped concrete patios are easier to maintain than pavers and wooden decks. Having a stamped concrete patio will allow you more time to enjoy your outdoor spaces and worry less about upkeep and maintenance (or replacement). Stamped concrete patios and concrete pool decks offer homeowners a huge variety of design options, since you can customize patterns, and colors. (Photos below.)


Integral Base Colors

Choosing the right colors for your concrete patio is very important. First, select one of Gruttadaurio Masonry’s integral base colors. Integral colors are pigments that are mixed into the concrete before we pour your patio. This is the most durable form of coloring your concrete patio since it will not fade or wash away. And the color will not flake or chip because it runs all the way through the concrete. (Photos below.)

Accent Colors

Our water-based concrete accent colors, also known as antiquing, is applied on top of your integral base color. Accent colors forms the top layers of the concrete and are translucent which allows the base color to show through. As the accent color fills small crevices on the surface of the concrete, it creates beautiful results that gives depts adds accentuates the textures and/or pattern. This method gives a natural, mottled, and high-end look to your concrete patio.


If you're ready to create an outdoor patio of your dreams, the professionals at Gruttadaurio Masonry serving the Greater Rochester, NY, area, will provide design services at no extra charge. If your existing patio is worn, cracked, and needs resurfacing, visit CONCRETE DOC+, a division of Gruttadaurio Masonry. Estimates are always free, so give our office a call at (315) 310-7193 and contact us via email.

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