A stamped concrete patio averages $8 – $28 per square foot, including labor and materials. The average homeowner pays $4,900 for a new stamped concrete patio, but prices range from $2,963 to $7,252.
Factors that Influence the Cost of a Stamped Concrete Patio
Many factors affect the cost of a stamped concrete patio, including the design, color options, labor costs, and size. For example, a single color and a basic stamp cost as little as $10 per square foot, while a complex, handcrafted design is as much as $28 per square foot
Refer to this table for an average cost of a stamped concrete patio, depending on style.
|Patio Type||Cost Per Square Foot|
|Single-color concrete patio||$8-$10|
|Basic stamp pattern + single color||$10-$15|
|Basic two-color design and border||$12-$18|
|Two patterns and two or more colors||$15-$20|
While the pattern and color you choose will have the most significant impact, size comes in at a close second.
Here’s a look at the cost of a stamped concrete patio in standard sizes.
|Patio Dimensions in ft.||Square Feet||Low-End Cost||High-End Cost|
|7 x 7||49||$392||$1,372|
|12 x 14||168||$1,344||$4,704|
|16 x 18||288||$2,304||$8,064|
|18 x 20||360||$2,880||$10,080|
Labor costs average $2-$3 per square foot but will vary depending on the complexity of the job and your location. In general, expect to pay on the higher end if you live in an urban area and on the lower end if you live in a rural area.
Adding one color to your stamped concrete patio is inexpensive, costing only $8-$10 without a pattern and $10-$15 with one color and one pattern. Costs begin to climb when you use more than one color.
The most popular colors are earth tones, mimicking the look of natural stone.
The Complexity of the Pattern
Contractors can stamp concrete in many patterns, mimicking the look of natural stone or pavers. Simple designs like Roman slate or cobblestone are often inexpensive, while prices increase for handcrafted designs or highly textured and rigid patterns like wood planks.
According to Code Concrete, the most popular stamped concrete patio designs and average price per square foot are:
- Flagstone – $20
- Fieldstone – $20
- Ashlar – $18
- Running Bond – $12
- Herringbone – $14
- Cobblestone -$12
- English Fan Cobble -$16
- Wood Plank – $18
You can add custom reinforcements to your concrete patio to increase its strength and durability. For example, those in cold climates should consider adding styrofoam insulation to their concrete. The insulation protects the concrete from cracks and costs an extra $1.25 per square foot.
Other reinforcements include vapor barriers, increased patio or edge thickness, and wire mesh reinforcements.
Contractors must prep the site for your new stamped concrete patio. Preparations include leveling the site and ensuring the soil is in proper condition for a patio addition. Amendments may be necessary in the case of poor soil quality.
If you have an existing patio where the new one will go, you’ll need to pay for the demolition and disposal of the concrete. The average cost to have a professional remove a concrete patio is around $1,400.
Does a Stamped Concrete Patio Add Value to a Home?
You’ll recoup up to 80% of your investment in a stamped concrete patio. For example, if you paid $5,000 for your patio, expect to get up to $4,000 back when you sell. Remember, though, this isn’t guaranteed and will depend on your current real estate market and whether you choose a timeless or trendy patio design.
Cost of a Stamped Concrete Patio vs. Pavers
Pavers and stamped concrete have a similar look and price point. The average cost to install a paver patio is $18 per square foot, including materials and labor. Prices range from $6 to $30, depending on the paver type and quality. The average cost to install a stamped concrete patio is $17.50 per square foot, ranging from $8 – $28 per sq ft.
For the best cost breakdown, identify the type of paver and concrete patio you like most, and get quotes for each.
Cost of a Stamped Concrete Patio vs. Plain Concrete Patio
The average cost of a poured concrete patio is $10 per square foot, and the average price of a stamped concrete patio is $17.50 per square foot. While these numbers are national averages, there’s a wide cost range depending on site prep, reinforcements, and location.