Decorative concrete is taking over the home design and construction industry and for a good reason. The reason is that it’s so versatile and can be fully customized to achieve any look you want for your concrete surfaces. Not only does it improve the look of concrete space, but it also enhances its functional qualities especially when paired with concrete resurfacing. It’s also an absolute hit for homeowners because of its practicality and cost-effectiveness. Take a look at the decorative concrete applications you can opt for and see how they can be applied for your next outdoor or indoor home improvement project.
Stained Concrete for Indoor and Outdoor Surfaces
A home without a rhythm of color just spells “drab” don’t you think? Concrete staining is ideal for both indoor and outdoor surfaces in areas like the patio, pool deck, walkway, driveway, and interior flooring. There’s a wide variety of colors ranging from subtle to eye-popping. The result is a wash of color that doesn’t chip, flake or fade for a beautiful display.
Polished Concrete for Smooth and Seamless Concrete Floors
If you want interior flooring the gleams to the heavens then concrete polishing is for you (above Dodge House / image Dylan Perrenoud). It helps you achieve smooth, even and seamless floors with your chosen level of gloss for the finish. It’s a subtle expression of style for your interior design. And it perfectly matches a minimalist and modern look.
Epoxy and Polyurea Coatings for Durable and Stylish Floors
There are high traffic areas in the home that shouldn’t just be stylish but also durable. Epoxy and polyurea coatings are available to achieve this. These coatings provide industrial-strength durability and come with decorative options. Colors and different styles can be applied to achieve showroom worthy floors for the garage or for the basement.
Stamped Concrete Overlays for Enhancing Outdoor Surfaces
One of the most in-demand decorative concrete applications for outdoor surfaces is stamped overlays (above Patio House / image Yiorgos Kordakis). With a wide selection of patterns, colors, and textures these can be made to complement outdoor elements perfectly. It can be designed to mimic travertine, slate, cobblestone and brick pavers for beautiful patios, walkways, driveways and pool decks.
Spray Knockdown Texture for Function and Style
If you’re looking for versatility for your outdoor spaces, spray knockdown texture is your perfect fit. It is ideally applied in high foot traffic areas especially the pool deck. The knockdown texture provides traction while still being comfortable to walk on even on bare feet. A variety of colors are also available for a customizable look.