Decorative Concrete and Stamped Concrete

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Adding a decorative element to boring grey concrete is a hot trend today. Many homebuilders, designers, business owners, contractors and architects realize unique and custom ways to add color and designs to their concrete projects.

Decorative Concrete ideas and designs are popular on concrete patios, concrete floors, concrete countertops, concrete furniture, concrete pool surrounds, walkways, pathways, vertical concrete walls, and more and include applications such as: acid stained, stained or colored concrete, polished concrete, concrete overlays, concrete engraving, stenciling interior floors, resurfacing concrete, exposed aggregate, stamped concrete, imprinted concrete, vertical stamped concrete, concrete countertop finishes, and decorative faux designs.

Because of the transformation from dull grey concrete to beautiful decorative elements, decorative concrete has emerged as a top choice for many. The advantages to using decorative concrete in you next project may include: cost, custom design, versatility, durability, functionality, and also allows for each individual to add their own unique ideas into the design element.

Stamped concrete that is usually referred to as imprinted, patterned concrete. This is one of the original decorative concrete methods to add a pattern or texture into a freshly placed concrete slab. Standard stamped concrete patterns usually mimic stone, rock, tile, brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood. There are a wide range of colors and patterns to choose from and stamping concrete can be done in conjunction with other applications such as acid staining, exposed aggregate, salt finish, etc.

Some of the popular uses for stamped concrete are on Patios, Driveways, Pool Surrounds, Vertical Walls, Stairs, Entryways, and Porches. With new technology, there are also products that can be used inside to overlay and stamp interior floors, thus creating a natural stone pattern within your home or business.

Because of it's versatility, concrete allows for a perfect canvas to create a look and feel of a high end material while maintaing a unique, natural feel.

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Driveways, articles, plus local concrete contractors for colored, stamped and textured concrete patios, pooldecks, interior stained floors, concrete countertops and many more decorative concrete applications.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31