Many people have seen decorative concrete and may have not even realized it. That is because concrete is so diverse. It has several possibilities to be used while still serving its function as an integral part of the building itself such as floors, walls, driveways, patios, and pool decks and more. Using decorative concrete is an easy and wonderful way to give color and texture to your backyard.
If you’re considering using decorative concrete in your home, then you’ll want to know these three things:
- First thing: Change the color of concrete before it is poured. To do so, add a tint or dye to the mix to get your preferred color and mix well. If the concrete has already been poured, your best option is applying a stain to the surface of the concrete. Concrete stains come in many solid or semi-transparent colors and can be bought at minimal cost, yet add beauty and freshness to your decor. You’ll want to clean the surface well and let it dry thoroughly before you apply your stain.
- Second thing: To avoid any unexpected surprises, ask for a detailed-mock-up made with the same materials, tools and techniques you would like to use on your project. You can come visit our showroom to look at examples of what you may like or get ideas to start the process.
- Third thing: Expect (and embrace) imperfection. Concrete is not a manufactured product that comes off an assembly line, so some minor imperfections are to be expected. In fact, many people are drawn to decorative concrete because these imperfections give the concrete character that you can’t replicate by other means. Some of the gorgeous techniques used in decoration include the mottled colors of a stained floor, the unique look of a stamped concrete patio, or the natural look of a concrete paver pool deck.
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