Looking for a way to spruce up your flooring surface with some color and personalization? Decorative concrete is a durable flooring solution that is able to do just that. Decorative concrete is for those that want to customize standard concrete from the often dull or industrial appearance it often has. By adding decorative elements to it, you can easily incorporate a durable flooring solution into your home with tasteful ease. Decorative concrete comes in a variety of applicable designs, colors, and textures that contractors can readily produce.
Colored concrete can be achieved by mixing dyes and colors into the concrete to create a dimensional hue suitable for indoor floors or countertops. As grey is a lighter color, color mixing is attainable with various hues and shades. The color options are virtually endless and you’re left with a color-treated floor that is won’t chip like painted concrete. If you want colors that brighten or warm the room up, adding color mixture to your concrete project is the way to go. If outside, the colors of concrete may potentially fade with sun exposure and time, so we recommend adding sealers to protect them.
Stamped concrete is done by adding imprinted designs or grooves to form a pattern into the concrete. This can give the effect of cobblestones, embossed panels, brick, and much more. Stamped concrete is intended to resemble other natural building elements and materials but with the durability and sustainability of concrete. They’re customizable in a series of shapes and sizes and work well for outdoor surfaces, landscaping, or décor.
In order to add a more realistic effect to stamped or colored concrete, many contractors employ the art of texturizing. This method helps to add depth and uniqueness to the concrete by giving it ridges and embossing it in a way that allows for it to more closely resemble other materials. With texturized patterns on the concrete, it helps to complement indoor and outdoor spaces while also adding traction for foot traffic. They’re a modern way to update your standard concrete flooring by giving it some decorative structure and appeal. Texturized concrete can hold up its appearance for a long time, so you don’t have to worry about the surface deteriorating easily.
Stained concrete, similar to color treated concrete, is the practice of adding color variations to your otherwise grey surface. The difference, however, is that staining concrete is only provided to the surface of the concrete and can not be done to create even appearances. The outcome of staining leaves a gradient effect on the concrete that does not distribute as evenly as color-mixed concrete would. If you’re looking to stain multiple areas of your home or a larger surface area of concrete, we advise you to weigh your preferences for overall appearance. Staining is performed quickly and can give the concrete a beautiful and delicate finish of color, but will not sustain the same even appearance as color mixed concrete.