Concrete is widely used because of its strength and durability, but also offers the added benefit of being one of the most versatile materials available for enhancing outdoor spaces. It offers unlimited design flexibility in terms of shape, color and texture and is also very cost-effective when compared with other paving materials. Concrete can be transformed with a variety of colors, textures and surface treatments. For outdoor concrete work, stamping and staining are very popular. If you are having new concrete poured, the surface can be stamped with a texture that replicates natural stone, brick, wood and more.