Pavers vs. Stamped Concrete

Are pavers better than stamped concrete? What is the difference between pavers and stamped concrete? Will one last longer than the other?

Pavers are often considered to be very beautiful and elegant. Pavers are manufactured to withstand harsh weather conditions as well as heavy loads.

Stamped concrete is one of the most popular driveway, patio and deck materials worldwide. It is slightly cheaper than pavers and comes in a endless variety of colors and patterns, especially when combined with etching and staining.

Pavers PROS
Stamped Concrete PROS
  • Not slippery when wet, excellent for pool decks.
  • Stronger than poured concrete
  • Less likely to crack
  • Resistant to freeze/thaw cycles
  • Easy to repair or make changes
  • Large aesthetic variety
  • Stamped concrete is sealed, protecting it from the weather.
  • Endless variety of colors/patterns.
  • Slightly cheaper than pavers and other paving materials.
  • Achieve a natural stone or brick look, or a custom look, at less expense.