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Ideas for extending stamped concrete patio

Posted by cmb123nc (My Page) on
Sun, May 11, 14 at 15:17

When we bought our house, it came with a small, square stamped concrete patio off our deck. My husband would like to make the patio much bigger (with a fire pit), but wants to do something with flagstone. He doesn't want to rip out the concrete (thinks it would be a waste of $$), but I'm concerned it would look odd to have two different materials (concrete turning into flagstone.) Has anyone else dealt with this? What options do we have? Is there some way we could make some sort of division so it wouldn't go right from concrete into stone? We're open to ideas and we could really use some feedback - and if you have any pictures, that would be great! Thanks in advance!!!

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RE: Ideas for extending stamped concrete patio

That's a tough one! We bought a house with the plain small concrete patio original to the house. Later another owner installed a sidewalk next to it in a different finish. Next, we extended the entire thing with plain concrete, brush finish. We ended up getting a contractor to paint it all light gray, tape random rock shapes, skip coat all of it, then stain about 5 colors to imitate flagstone. Once they pulled off the tape and sealed it, it's pretty amazing! One cohesive patio!

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