There is a huge variety of concrete imprint patterns, colours and styles, making it a highly versatile option.
If you’re looking for a new driveway, patio or path, then imprinted concrete is a great choice. Not only does it mimic individually laid traditional materials like cobblestones, brick, slate and wood, but it’s also hardwearing, durable and more budget-friendly.
Patterned imprinted concrete is being chosen by more and more homeowners in the UK because not only does it look good, it’s very quick to install, meaning less disruption.
What is imprinted concrete?
Put simply, imprinted concrete is standard concrete that is poured once a good foundation has been prepared. It is then colour treated and stamped with a stencil to give it the realistic appearance of other materials.
As it’s a single surface, it stays completely free from weeds, so it is low maintenance and highly durable.
What are the benefits of imprinted concrete?
- Variety of colours and designs
- 100% UV stable (colours will not fade)
- Quick and hassle-free installation
- Weed free
- No sinkage
- Ideal for both residential and commercial properties
Which imprinted concrete colours are available?
We offer an enormous range of colour and pattern combinations, to cater for any style of home. And if there’s something particular you have in mind, we can work with you to achieve your unique look with a custom design.
With over 30 years’ experience, we have mastered the art of creating highly realistic colours that replicate the look of materials such as stone, brick, slate and wood.
Take a look at the images on our website to get an idea of the colour options available. We are also very happy to show you examples of our work when we discuss your project with you.
What concrete imprint patterns are available?
As well as an impressive range of fade-free colours, we offer a wide choice of concrete imprint patterns to suit all tastes. Our styles suit spaces of all sizes, from broad patterns to more delicate designs.
If you’re looking for a decorative pattern, then our basket weave concrete is a wonderful choice with its iconic repeating pattern of two horizontal bricks next to two vertical bricks. Basket weave is a great choice for patios and driveways where you want to stand out from the crowd. The brick effect look is also a great option if you want to complement the existing brickwork of your house.
For a more rustic look, our Boardwalk design gives you the beauty of timber without the high price tag and maintenance. Each ‘plank’ has all the features of real wood including grooves and whorls for an authentic appearance. This option is ideal for a garden or walkway and gives you the freedom to elongate your space by laying them vertically, or bringing it in using a horizontal direction. They’re ideal if you want to carry a wooden flooring theme through from indoors to outside.
If you’re looking for a stylish driveway or path, then our slate effect imprinted concrete is the perfect choice. Slate has been used as roofing shingles for centuries, but it also looks wonderful on the ground and the option of imprinted concrete gives you the look for less.
We’ve made it easy to get the charm of real slate with our two slate effect designs in a variety of colours.
Smaller sized segments in a repeating pattern which works well if you’re short on space or want a more detailed pattern.
A larger pattern that’s ideal for roomier areas and spaces, or for creating a more seamless look.
Our random stone design is perfect for providing the finishing touch to outdoor areas and gardens. The printing mimics the natural irregularity of stone to give a beautiful look that is truly unique, even down to the variation in texture. You can use random stone for driveways, patios, walkways and gardens in a residential or commercial setting – anywhere where you want the natural look of stone without the high maintenance.
Replicating authentic cobblestones, these designs are ideal for rural and period properties to get a realistic look of a traditional stone surface. Our advanced imprinting results in designs that are completely lifelike, with high variation between each ‘stone’ as if they were individually placed.
We have three designs to choose from:
The bold beauty of cobblestones with a larger, more irregular pattern if you’d like a more unique look or for spaces that aren’t short on size.
A more uniform design with a smaller pattern.
Deep Groove Cobblestone
Added definition between each stone for a more authentic cobblestone look.
If you’d like to add a continental touch to your driveway or patio, why not consider a European Fan design. In real stone, this intricate shell-like pattern would traditionally be extremely time consuming to lay, but thanks to the flexibility of imprinted concrete you can get the look much faster and at a fraction of the cost.
Our European Fan imprinted concrete is very pleasing on the eye and looks fantastic in both traditional and contemporary properties.
Add detail to the edge of your drive or path with a brick border design. The uniform row of bricks will add an extra element to your space.
To finish off your project, why not add a cobblestone border around the edges? This will elevate the rustic charm even further and introduce more movement into the aesthetics.
If you haven’t seen a design or colour that’s quite what you had in mind, then please get in touch. We love creating bespoke concrete imprint patterns and shades for our customers to ensure they have the driveway, path or patio of their dreams.
Why use Avon Cobblestone?
At Avon Cobblestone, our craftsmanship is second to none. We are a family-run business with over 30 years’ experience in installing imprinted concrete driveways that we believe provide the best balance of aesthetics, cost, durability and maintenance levels.
Your project is in safe hands as it will be carried out by a qualified professional from our friendly team. You can be assured of the highest levels of care and attention from start to finish.
We also carry out due diligence to ensure drainage and other underground services are functional before pouring in and stamping the concrete, and always adhere to the planning regulations in your locality.
We’ll work with you to select the design, texture and colour that’s right for your new patio, driveway or path. To ensure that the finished result functions as well as it looks, we’ll talk through all the essential details such as incorporating turning spaces, parking for several vehicles or blending awkward slopes.