Concrete continues to be a popular material for use in many different parts of the home. When most people think of concrete, they picture the cold, hard and plain surfaces of industrial floors. Concrete is mistakenly thought of as being impersonal, uncomfortable, and just boring. However, the emergence of using decorative concrete has proved to overturn this perspective. Decorative concrete is infused with dyes, stains, and textures that make it more versatile in its applications and durable when installed. You can achieve many different colors and even infuse custom design patterns that can fit multiple areas of the home.
This article will explore decorative concrete at work.
Decorative concrete floors
Your concrete floors don’t have to be plain, grey, and cold. You can vary concrete finishes to make them emulate elegant natural stone floors. You can also use dyes and texture variations to add personality to your floors by installing custom logos and designs.
Concreters can use overlays to add a polished and specially designed surface to your concrete floors. In this way, the design possibilities for the decorative concrete are almost limitless. And by using a combination of dye patterns, staining, and texture variations, your home floors can match the rest of your interior décor and give competition to other popular choices such as hardwood.
Are you bored of the usual kitchen countertop materials that often chip, scratch, and stain? Decorative concrete can add that touch of elegance, durability, and convenience that you’ve always wanted.
Regardless of the size of your kitchen, you can install a handcrafted countertop that has a unique finishing, size, and thickness. The customization options available can enable you to match your kitchen floors, back walls, and fixtures.
Homeowners are continuing to realize how important their outdoor space is towards enhancing curb appeal. Decorative concrete surfaces can turn a plain and rundown outdoor patio into an outdoor haven.
You can vary the shapes and designs of your concrete to match the outdoor appeal of your home in many different ways. For example, square-shaped concrete blocks with distinct dividing lines or tile-shaped concrete designs can emulate natural stone and add a touch of class and elegance. All you need to do to top off the look is to select a complementary set of outdoor furniture.
If you want to set the tone of your home from when guests drive in, consider a decorative concrete driveway. Not only is concrete durable and cost-effective to install, but the decorative aspect also adds a touch of personalization and fit to the rest of your home. The dyes used to imprint custom designs on concrete driveways are able to withstand rain, sunshine, and other forms of precipitation.