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Pattern Imprinted Driveways: What Are My Options?By admin
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
From timber flooring, to cantilevered levels, there are endless ways to make your home stand out from the crowd. When it comes to truly differentiating your home, it’s the little details that really matter.
You can add details to your décor with bold patterns, refresh your garden with flowers that match your property, and think outside the box with your driveway design.
Finding innovative ways to bring even the most practical of home additions, like a driveway, to life, can change the entire look of your home.
For driveways, you have a number of options available to get creative with, above and beyond the standard tarmac or concrete finish. One of these options is pattern imprinted driveways, a relatively new introduction to the driveway world.
What Is a Pattern Imprinted Driveways?
A pattern imprinted driveway adds a bit of creativity to an otherwise flat and bland concrete finish – mimicking the appeal of a brick driveway.
It’s almost like the ‘I can’t believe it’s not butter’ campaign that most Brits will have been familiar with, until the abrupt name change.
You get a concrete driveway that has been imprinted with a patterned matt, giving you the appearance of a brickwork design – ‘I can’t believe it’s not brickwork’. The option of a pattern imprinted driveway is great for a custom finish on a budget, it’s not as laborious as installing block paving-and it’s often considerably cheaper.
However, it’s still a concrete driveway, which means that it’s not going to be offering the kind of benefits that a modern driveway material can offer.
Pattern imprinted driveways are quick to install and easy to customise, but they’re also prone to cracking and the entire finish can be compromised by a single area of driveway that hasn’t imprinted properly
What Options are Available?
When you choose an imprinted pattern driveway, you do have a few varieties to choose from, with a good amount of room for customisation, depending on what kind of finish you’re looking for. There are multiple pattern designs that you can choose from, including:
• Cobble Patterns (Farmyard, Old English, London)
• Slate Patterns (Grand Ashlar, English Weave, Small Ashlar)
• Brick and Tile
Then there is the additional option of adding colour to the mixture, to achieve a closer match to standard brick paving. This gives you the ability to design the finish how you wish so that it matches the style of your home.
Pattern imprinted driveways are quick to install, and easy to customise, but they’re also prone to cracking; bear in mind that the entire finish can be compromised by a single area of driveway that hasn’t imprinted properly.
A pattern imprinted driveways will need additional drainage, and if cracks do appear in the surface, then it’s going to be close to impossible to achieve the same colour and pattern match.
Short-term, the idea is great. Long-term, the idea can be incredibly impractical.
A pattern imprinted driveway will need additional drainage, and if cracks do appear in the surface, then it’s going to be close to impossible to achieve the same colour and pattern match
Is There a Way to Get a Custom Driveway Without a Concrete Surface?
Pattern imprinted driveways are not the only way to get a good-looking customised driveway, and you’re certainly not just limited to a concrete surface.
A leading option for driveway customisation is resin – the driveway surface with near endless possibilities when it comes to creating a unique design.
A resin bound driveway is laid on a tarmac or concrete base and is topped with a mixture of aggregate and resin. The customisation comes with your choice of aggregate for the surface; you can pick the colour, the type, and the size, with options including:
• Sweet Pea
• Ireland Green
• Evening Rose
• Sunset Garden
When you choose resin for your custom driveway, you get a stunningly perfect finish without any concerns over cracking, pooling water, poor surfaces, or drainage – resin bound material is completely permeable!
Short term, resin is a beautiful and practical home addition. Long term, resin is not going to let you down.
Practical, beautiful, and built to last, with a resin driveway you’ll be enjoying the benefits of a quality driveway for years to come!
Drive Your Surfacing In The Right Direction With Home Logic!
For a standout driveway to match a standout home, the Home Logic team are on hand to help you design your dream driveway and bring it to life. Practical, beautiful, and built to last, with resin bound surfacing, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of a quality driveway for many years to come.
You can take a look at the design options available on our resin driveway page, or even get a glimpse at what previous customers think about the product by heading over to our Trust Pilot page, which features reviews on all our top home improvement services. Alternatively, you can call us directly on 0800 1700 636 today!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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