Here at Childers Concrete Company, we have been supplying high-quality concrete for many years, and we can help you find the right products for any project you have in mind. In recent years, many contractors have started to use concrete not just for structural applications, but also as a decorative element as well. In this article, our team will go over the basics of decorative concrete to help you figure out how to start incorporating it into your projects.
- Decorative Concrete Applications – To start with, we’ll give you an idea of the variety of ways contractors have been using decorative concrete. Many people are using dyes to give their plain grey concrete a wider array of colors, and this method can even be used to mimic the look of other materials, such as clay, stucco, or even marble. In addition, you can use stamps and molds to give your decorative concrete different textures—for example, you can make the concrete look like stone pavers, decorative brick patterns, and more.
- Benefits of Decorative Concrete – Next, we’ll go over some of the advantages of using decorative concrete. One of the main benefits of using concrete instead of some of the other materials we mentioned above is that concrete is tougher and more durable, which means it will last longer and fare better in a wider variety of conditions. Another key benefit of decorative concrete, of course, is its lower price point—compared to many materials, concrete is much more affordable, and decorative concrete is a great way to create a high-end look without the accompanying price tag.