Fire pits are a great addition to a backyard. They provide a gathering place for friends and family, and it brings a rustic touch to any place. Add a fire, and you give a dynamic element to it. The materials you use to build it, however, affects the overall appearance. This includes the surround and sides. A great way to make your fire pit look the way you want is to use stamped concrete.
The pattern on the stamped concrete will look particularly arresting with firelight flickering over it. It naturally looks classy and smooth, so you’ll have the feeling of sitting at a high class outdoor bar.
The rest of the aesthetics depends on what you want. You can choose from an array of colors and patterns that will highlight the most delightful parts of your fire pit, and give your pit a certain vibe. Do you want to incorporate the pit itself in a pattern, such as a bull’s eye? Part of a flower? Are you trying to blend your pit into the landscape? Bring a bit of a dessert into your yard with a sand-colored concrete? The theme is up to you.
Strength and Durability
Concrete surrounds can survive the constant tramping of people who hang out around the fire pit. Heat from the fire won’t bother it, and sealed concrete does well outside. The epoxy sealing can last 5 to 10 years and the stamped concrete can last more than 25 years.
The best part is that maintaining the stamped concrete is easy, and so you can keep it looking classy for a long time. You just need a broom and a soft cotton mop with water to gently wipe away the debris. Non-abrasive detergent can be used to clean away anything that gets stuck. People will admire your fire pit surround for a long time.
If your fire pit could use a truly beautiful finish, stamped concrete is a great choice. If you are interested, contact Flores Decorative Concrete to see how we can help.