A number of residential concrete contractors as well as homeowners are considering options other than regular aggregate or concrete.
Decorative concrete makes use of regular concrete but adds a bit of charm which concrete cannot otherwise provide.
Depending on the tastes and preferences of the client, a flooring specialist will take the required steps before or after the concrete has been cured. Decorative residential concrete contractors can incorporate a number of styles in your project.
So, what is decorative concrete?
It is a term, generally used for concrete which is embossed, patterned, and/or textured. A few of the decorative styles and their explanations are as follows –
In this process, an acid is applied to the concrete after it hardens, and then, etching is done on it, carefully, which adds colors as well. Such an application provides a marble-like effect on the existing slab.
Epoxy is a kind of adhesive which is used in areas where there is high traffic. It provides the concrete additional strength and gives an elegant and smooth finish. It is used in residential areas but commercial and industrial uses are its primary areas of application.
This is one of the recent developments in decorative concrete in which, the shavings of metal and other additives which are of a reflective nature are mixed with an epoxy. The end result is a 3D look which never fails to amaze any visitor.
When the concrete is being cured or poured, it can be stamped to provide different effects to the concrete. Some of the possible effects are blocks, bricks, cobblestone, and shale.
When concrete is poured, it can be mixed with a wide variety of colors. Some of the commonly used colors include red, blue and brown. However, any color can be used to match the surrounding décor.