Custom Concrete Options to Create Beautiful and Functional Surfaces


The state of the floors and surfaces in your home can improve its curb appeal or detract from its beauty and appearance. In the past homeowners were used to the conventional concrete walls, driveways and patios with no decorative aspect to improve the appearance of the interior and exterior surfaces. However, today, contractors have come up with various ways of using concrete to improve the aesthetics of surfaces and increase their durability. Here are some of the top options you can consider when upgrading or installing new concrete surfaces to create beautiful and functional spaces in your home.

Concrete resurfacing

Dull, worn and damaged concrete surfaces can be an eyesore around your home. However, you don't need to install a new concrete driveway, patio, floor or deck to get that fresh and beautiful look. Concrete resurfacing is the process that involves repairing existing concrete surfaces, then applying a concrete resurfacer to make the surface look new. Concrete resurfacing is cost-effective, and it increases the durability of concrete floors. It is also a chance to change the entire look of the surface by incorporating decorative colors and patterns.

Concrete stamping

Concrete stamping offers a variety of custom stamps that can transform your concrete surfaces into a work of art. In fact, you can make your concrete surface take the design and pattern of any material. Some of the most common patterns and colors used for concrete stamping resemble brick, cobblestone, sandstone, wood plank, cut flagstone, and natural stone. One advantage of concrete stamping is that you can choose custom patterns and colors that match the style of your home.

Concrete dying and staining

Dyes and acid stains can add a broad range of colors to concrete surfaces. Dye and stain are used on resurfaced and stamped concrete surfaces to mimic certain materials such as brick, natural stone, or even leather. The acid stains chemically react with the concrete; therefore, you may not have to reapply them again.

Concrete engraving

You can also engrave patterns, textures, and text on existing concrete surfaces. It is one of the best ways of transforming simple and dull concrete surfaces without incurring much cost. After the patterns have been engraved, you can use dyes and chemical stains to color the concrete and create a charming look. Concrete engraving is particularly suitable for driveways, backyard paths, and sideways where achieving the look of brick or cobblestone is the ultimate goal.

It is essential to consult with a concrete contractor if you want to achieve beautiful, custom designs, patterns, and color on your concrete surfaces. Professionals have the machinery, equipment, and expertise to transform a dull and unappealing concrete surface into an attractive and functional space. Contact a local concrete service for more info.


12 August 2016

Decorative Concrete: Project Ideas and Uses

Concrete may seem boring to the uninitiated, but as the wife of a concrete contractor, I have learned, over the years, that it is anything but boring. Contemporary concrete can be used in a range of applications from functional sound walls to decorative koi ponds, and it can be left gray, stamped or acid stained. If you are getting ready to do a project, you have come to the right place. In this blog, I am going to post a myriad of information about concrete with an emphasis on project ideas and the different uses of concrete. By the end, I hope you find concrete as exciting as I do!