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Decorative concrete – Somehing new


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Decorative concrete – Somehing new

  1. 1. DecorativeConcrete – Do INeed It or Not?
  2. 2. When you imagine concrete, chancesare good you picture the same thing as the rest of us – a durable surface thatcan withstand years of abuse, but one that’s not exactly “eye-catching”. (636)256.6733
  3. 3. Most of us thing of concrete as boringand drab and, in most instances, that’s a pretty accurate description. (636)256.6733
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  6. 6. For most people, the answer to thequestion posed above is “it depends”. If all you want is a basic surface that will withstand weathering and offeryou a firm surface for pretty much anyuse, then no, you don’t need to worry about decorative concrete. (636)256.6733
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  9. 9. One of the prime locations for using this type of concrete is on your patio or pooldeck. In fact, it’s really an ideal solution for use around swimming pools because the decorative process can also lend itself tomaking it a nonslip surface, ensuring better safety for your entire family. (636)256.6733
  10. 10. Of course, it’s a great way to bring yourindoor style and design outdoors, or you can create a separate visual theme around thepool or on your patio. From tropical islands to elegant baroque and gothic motifs, virtually anything is possible. (636)256.6733
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  12. 12. Another excellent use of decorative concrete is for driveways. Most concrete drives in the US are gray, boring and utilitarian. (636)256.6733
  13. 13. However, take a look at some of the higher-end homes and you’ll findsomething surprising. Many of themincorporate stylistic elements in thedriveway, from cobbles to slate and combinations of designs. (636)256.6733
  14. 14. You can achieve the same look for your own driveway with a new concrete overlay or stamped design. (636)256.6733
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  16. 16. If you have decided to consider thisoption, you’ll need to know a bit more about how concrete is decorated.There are two primary methods here – coloring and stamping. (636)256.6733
  17. 17. You can add spice and life withdifferent combinations of staining and patterning/stamping techniques. (636)256.6733
  18. 18. Both offer an incredible range of possibilities, and they can be used inconjunction to help you achieve exactly the look and feel that you want. In terms of colors, concrete can be stained almost any color you might want. (636)256.6733
  19. 19. This allows you to match the exterior colors of your home, or go for a contrasting color scheme if you want.Stamping is exactly what it sounds like, and allows you to embed designs within the concrete itself. (636)256.6733
  20. 20. Design possibilities run the gamut from things like fleur-de-lis to patterning that allows you to make decorativeconcrete mimic other materials (stone, brick, cobbles and even wood are popular options). (636)256.6733
  21. 21. New Pour orResurface? (636)256.6733
  22. 22. You have two choices when it comes to decorating concrete. You can choose tohave a new cement surface poured, which will require that any existing concrete bedemolished and removed first, or you can go with a resurfacing job. (636)256.6733
  23. 23. Obviously, resurfacing is going to be the most affordable option, and is usually the better choice for homeowners. (636)256.6733