Artisan created concrete is like a tattoo, there are no second chances or fixes for meager work. Hiring the best ensures it's done right the first time. Stamped finishes are a more expensive option due to a considerable increase in materials and labour hours required. In Calgary, we recommend this style of concrete be reserved for steps, driveway borders and patio areas. It is stunning to look at but isn't functional enough for sidewalks and driveways in our climate.