1. Thomas Edison’s Big Failure: The Concrete House

    You know, concrete can be used for just about anything. In fact, just last month we wrote a blog on how concrete has been made into furniture, rings, phone cases, and even canoes. But as much as we love stamped concrete (and concrete in general) there have been some bad ideas that have come along. And one of the biggest came from the most popular inventor of all time, Thomas Edison. So What Are We…Read More

  2. Strange Uses For Concrete You Might Not Be Aware Of

    Here are Marrocco’s, we deal in stamped concrete just about every day of the year. Most often we’re taking care of stamped concrete driveways, patios, and sidewalks, or maybe an indoor project such as an acid stained concrete garage or basement floor. While we can handle any stamped concrete project that comes our way, there are certainly concrete projects that you’re simply not going to see…Read More

  3. Businesses Our Stamped Concrete Company Has To Work With

    If you have ever had a house built, you know that there is a very specific order in which you have to build it. First comes digging and leveling, then foundation, framing, electrical and plumbing. You’re certainly not going to call the drywaller or hardwood flooring expert before the walls are in! A general contractor will ensure that everything lines up properly so that everyone works together …Read More

  4. What Makes Decorative Concrete Stamping Different From Traditional Concrete Projects?

    We talk a lot about stamped concrete in these blogs, but have you ever stopped to think about what exactly makes stamped concrete different from other concrete procedures? When professionals attend the World of Concrete convention every year, how are they sure they’re all using the same definition. Stamped concrete, also called decorative concrete, has three distinct differences that make it uni…Read More

  5. You Probably Walked On Decorative Concrete Today and Didn’t Even Know It

    Perhaps the great aspect of decorative concrete is its versatility and ability to mimic just about any material out there. It’s very likely that you’ve walked on stamped decorative concrete today and didn’t even know it. Maybe you went to a mall and walked on their granite walkway. Perhaps you went to a party at your friend’s flagstone pool patio. No matter how real those pavers looked, no…Read More

  6. 3 Great Places for Acid Stained Concrete

    Acid stained concrete is one of the most artistic projects that we get to embark upon here at Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete. And like so many artistic endeavors, the more you know the science, the better you are as an artist. We’ve done so much concrete staining that we certainly have that art down to a science! Here are the three most common projects we’re asked to do. Entryways Even if a hou…Read More

  7. 6 Advantages of Stamped and Stained Concrete Over Pavers

      If you want a fancy looking driveway or sidewalk, you might wonder if stamped and stained concrete is right for you, or if you should go with paving stones. Here are six reasons why we definitely think that stamped concrete is the way to go. Expense While the difference isn’t huge, stamped concrete is usually cheaper than pavers when it comes to how much you’ll spend. Colors Because pavers …Read More

  8. What is Stamped Concrete?

      In the last blog we talked about the different projects that people call us for. Stamped concrete works incredibly well for basement floors, driveways, and pool decks. But what is stamped concrete? If you’re not familiar with stamped concrete, it’s a pretty amazing process. Here, in it’s simplest form, are the steps to an amazing decorative concrete project. (Depending on what you’re as…Read More