12 Stamped Concrete Patio Ideas We Love

Here are 12 of our favorite stamped concrete patio designs to inspire you.

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A low-maintenance, durable stamped concrete patio is the perfect foundation for an outdoor living space where you can both relax and entertain. Stamped concrete offers a wide variety of patterns and textures, with some mimicking the look of brick, tile and wood. Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating an existing outdoor space, here are 12 stamped concrete patio ideas for you to consider.

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Stamped Overlay

This patio from Houston Home Improvement Patio Covers features a stamped concrete overlay floor. According to the builder, “…. an overlay is a wise alternative to pouring new concrete, 1/4-inch overlays can be poured over existing concrete, ever-increasing in popularity, this allows customers to get a new look and feel for their existing concrete without the hassle of demolition and a whole new pour. ”

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Flower Pattern

Stamped concrete patterns can range from rustic to ritzy, depending on the pattern you select. The use of a concrete stamp mat can be utilized by anyone interested in creating their own pattern, such as the flower pattern shown here.

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Wood Plank Stamped Concrete

If you like the look of wood flooring, try a wood plank stamped concrete patio! Outdoor Contracting creates this stamped and stained surface so the patio looks like it’s made from well-preserved antique wood.

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Gray Circular Pattern

The randomness and irregularities in this gray stamped concrete patio give the illusion of a surface that was hand-laid, stone by stone. Plus, a circular patio is charming and unexpected.

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Leaf Print

If you want a one-of-a-kind patio, you can imprint designs, such as the leaf design shown here, to create something no one else will have. You could add imprints in a few sections of your patio or along the edges. After you install the concrete patio yourself, or have it done by a contractor, take the leaves and other objects and go for it!

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The European Fan

Installing pavers over a concrete patio can rejuvenate a slab. Otherwise, you may want to consider overlaying concrete and stamping it in a paver pattern to achieve the same look without having to set each individual paver. This pattern, called the European Fan, is elegant and classic.

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Boulders and Stones

Try using a mix of sizes and shapes in your stamped concrete patio. This design looks like a mix of flat and rounded stones which makes it interesting and unique.

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Puzzle Piece

This stamped concrete patio looks a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. Various sizes and shapes are placed together to make it appear like a bunch of puzzle pieces.

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Colors and Textures

If you are looking for stamped concrete patio ideas, consider using a combination of colors and textures. In this patio, gray concrete is stained orange and blue to create a colorful border with varied textures.

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Cobblestone Twist

Think a brick walkway or street with a bit of a twist. This design appears to have various sizes of bricks in the same color that are put together to create what looks like an historic cobblestone street.

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All Square

There’s nothing boring about being square! This stamped concrete patio uses a design of several squares in the same color for a look that visually appealing to just about every design taste.

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Mix of Sizes

Try using rectangles and squares in a mix of sizes to create an interesting patio design. This idea works for both large and small patio spaces.

Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.