Gone are the days when you had to settle for plain, gray concrete – today’s variety of decorative concrete options offers customers an incredible variety of colors and finishes. Some of these products don’t even look like cement because they are designed to mimic other materials like stone.
Here are some of the important things to know about decorative concrete:
How is Decorative Concrete Manufactured?
Decorative concrete starts out as traditional concrete and gets changed with environmentally friendly chemicals and mechanical techniques. Exposed aggregate, overlays, and stencils are used to change the concrete’s appearance.
What Are the Different Kinds of Decorative Concrete?
These are five kinds of decorative concrete:
- Engraved: Cut-in textures or designs
- Overlay: Resurfaced with decorative designs
- Polished: High-gloss finish
- Stained: Solid pattern or color on the surface
- Stamped: Stamped images on the surface
Decorative concrete can also be sealed to protect it from damage.
Where is Decorative Concrete Used?
These concrete products are versatile and can be installed in many different places. They enhance fireplace surrounds, basement floors, and garden pathways, but there are plenty of other options.
We specialize in decorative concrete products and can help you achieve amazing looks at prices to fit your budget.
Does Decorative Concrete Damage Easily?
Decorative concrete has to be installed correctly, with proper saw cuts and the right mix. Professional installation is recommended to prevent damage. To keep it in the best shape, clean the concrete with a mild cleanser and apply a sealant every few years.
We specialize in decorative concrete and look forward to showing you the different options that we have available. Contact us today to learn more.